Leading Edge Echocardiography and Interventional Procedures for Acute Care and Trauma
Objective: At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Explain basic principles of ultrasound and instrumentation.
Correlate cardiac and vascular gross pathology with echocardiographic images.
Establish solid ultrasound imaging standards, emphasizing fundamental scanning techniques and guidelines.
Apply a systematic approach in performing the FREE, FAST and vascular imaging.
Analyze and interpret ultrasound derived data from imaging and calculations.
Define current treatment options for the management of bedside patients in acute, critical and trauma settings using ultrasound guidance.
Increase competence in performing bedside ultrasound exams to answer critical decision-making questions that directly impact upon patient care and immediate patient management and outcomes.
Identify and achieve higher levels of competence in the field of bedside Cardiac and Vascular Echocardiography.
Operate ultrasound technology, including electronic imaging and electronic reports.
Shock Trauma Learning Center
Course Director: Sarah Murthi, MD
Coordinator: Mary Ferguson/Althea Pusateri
Target Audience: Physicians in Critical Care, Trauma, Emergency Medicine, Military,Trauma Surgeons, Residents, and other healthcare professionals
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - 8.50; Attendance - 8.50