Broad Objectives for “Ultrasound - Point of Care"
Upon completion of Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasonography participants will be able to:
- Recognize the value of principles behind sound propagation and acoustic interfaces.
- Examine the relationship between transducer position and image orientation.
- Describe the basic operator controls on the ultrasound system required for image acquisition.
Upon completion of Goal Oriented Echocardiography participants will be able to:
- Recognize indications and limitations of goal directed echocardiography.
- Recognize and identify the standard echocardiographic views of the heart in normal and pathologic conditions.
- List the correct standard ultrasound views best suited to each diagnosis and the limitations of each view.
- Discuss collaborative findings obtained by other ultrasonographic modalities.
Upon completion of Point of Care Ultrasonography participants will be able to:
- Identify other potentially life threatening conditions and their ultrasonographic appearance (i.e. abdominal and thoracic aneurysm dissection, major arterial and venous occlusion, pneumothorax and retroperitioneal bleeding).
- Review the utility of ultrasound-guided intervention in specific procedures (Central line and PICC placement, thoracentesis, paracentesis, pericardiocentesis, bedside tracheotomy, etc.).
- Discuss the value of static and dynamic ultrasound guidance procedures in enhancing patient safety and decreasing the rate of complications.
- Identify pleural and pericardial effusions and ascites, develop an understanding of the anatomy of neck, chest, abdomen and retroperitional space.
- Discuss necessary equipment and techniques, including maintenance of sterility.
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