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Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound
Conference Setting
Start Date: 1/22/2019       End Date: 1/23/2019
City: St. Petersburg
State/Province: Florida
Country: United States of America

Conference Details
Primary Focus: Emergency Medicine
Sponsor: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc

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Description provided by the Organizer

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical care ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam).
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer placement, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, and adult heart, and lower extremity DVT.
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound guided vascular access.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for assessing causes of shock and hypotension using bedside ultrasound.
  • Demonstrate protocols for performing thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Alexander Levitov MD, FACCP, FACCM, RDCS

Bret P. Nelson MD, RDMS, FACEP

James Mateer MD, RDMS, FACEP

Brian Schenker MBA, RDMS, RVT


Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800, St. Petersburg, FL 3371

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