2013 Point of Care Ultrasound Course

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.

For registration and other information, please print the brochure.

Sameh Aziz, M.D., FCCP | Shelby C. Dickerson, M.D., FACC | James E. Foster, II, M.D., FACS, RVT., RVPI | John Lystash, M.D. | Michael Lee Jones, M.D., RDMS | Patricia Moore, B.S., RVT | Krish Ramachandran, M.D., FACP, FACC, FASE | & Others
The Roanoke Higher Education Center | 4th Floor | Roanoke, Virginia
Before September 5, 2013 - $1,595 | After September 5, 2013 - $1,795
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