Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is a revolutionary tool that anyone can learn to use. All PAs, NPs and doctors working in urgent care, emergency medicine, hospitalist medicine and primary care can use this portable handheld device to make better diagnosis. Medical students are already learning this as part of their curriculum. Now it's your turn to learn this new skill!
This course will review common uses of POCUS that can be done easily at bedside. Taught by Dr. Danielle Matilsky, a Master Clinician from Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine, she will go over the topics such as E-Fast Exam, Renal/Bladder, basic Echocardiography, Skin/Soft Tissue, and procedural guidance.
Worth 5 CME Credit (AMA PRA Category 1 CME ).
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1. Introduction to Physics and Basic Scanning Principles
How does ultrasound work? This brief introduction and background will help give you the foundation to understand this useful tool.
2. Introduction to the E-FAST
Quickly evaluate your patients for traumatic injuries with the E-FAST exam. Master this scanning technique and learn the indications and limitations of the E-FAST exam.
3. Introduction to Point-of-Care Echocardiography
Learn the basic principles of cardiac echo. In this course you will learn the appropriate indications, proper positioning and identify basic cardiac anatomy.
4. Advanced Applications of Point-of-Care Echocardiography
This next installment of cardiac echo focuses on the pathology and who echo can help you narrow your differential.
5. "Eye"-Yi-Yi Scanning Through Some Pesky Eye Complaints
Review the relevant eye anatomy and proper scanning technique. This course will review common eye complaints that can be evaluated
6. "I Just Can't Get Comfortable, Doc"-Ultrasound for the Renal Colic
Learn how to evaluate flank pain, hematuria, urinary symptoms, acute urinary retention and post-void residuals untiling ultrasound.
7. The "Skin"ny on Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Learn the proper scanning technique when evaluating for common skin complaints such as identifying abscess, cellulitis and foreign bodies.
8. Digging Deep: POCUS for the Lower Extremity DVT
Learn how to utilize POCUS when evaluating for lower extremity DVT. This course will review the anatomy, technique.
9. Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Placement
Learn the foundations of peripheral IV placements on difficult patients utilizing POCUS.
Credit Designation: This internet enduring material is designated for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME credit approval pending.
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