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Ultrasound in Rural Medicine

Rural & Remote Med, GPs

Cost: $3875 inc GST

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Program description

Five day program in basic protocols.

Ultrasound training has come a long way in the past 10 years. Initially seen as a tool useful in very limited settings, and available to a limited clinical audience, it has now evolved to become an almost essential tool in the armamentarium of the rural practitioner. But unlike almost any other modality, clinical ultrasound is one of the most highly operator-dependant skills, limited by time constraints, user experience and misleading images known as artefacts.

To become proficient in ultrasound requires a lot of time devoted to both the theoretical and practical aspects of ultrasonography, especially if the clinician wants to become proficient in all aspects of ultrasound for rural medicine. Fortunately, most clinicians do not require (or need) such extensive exposure, and this course is designed to give the rural practitioner a solid grounding in the basics of ultrasound.

We will ensure that you come away from the course with a well-founded grounding in the basic techniques, and that these techniques lay the foundation for a safe and effective ultrasound practice into the future.

This course includes

  • Basic practical physics, "knobology" and artefacts

  • Probe manipulation techniques

  • Scanning protocols in:

    • abdominal trauma (eFAST)

    • pneumothorax & pleural effusion

    • AAA

    • ultrasound needle guidance techniques

  • Kidney

  • Gallbladder

  • Vessels

  • Basic cardiac

  • Obstetrics

Course objectives

  • To provide an overview of the physical principles and artefacts associated with ultrasound in the rural setting

  • To provide scanning skills required in maximising diagnostic ability

  • To provide an understanding of the protocols required in answering common clinical questions

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 Accredited CCPU units included in the course

Approved for the Rural Procedural Grants Program

Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. 

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ACEM CPD 30.5 hours (Lecture 10.5 hrs, Practical 20 hrs)

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Course Feedback

We have over 1500 satisfied customers enthusiastic about having finished this benchmark program and following are some comments from just a few of them.
  • "I thought the course was first class and exactly how it should be done."
  • "Fantastic course, well done."

Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Ultrasound in Rural Medicine

18 Sep - 22 Sep
RMFTT09-17 $3,875.00
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30 Oct - 03 Nov
RMFTT10-17 $3,875.00
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04 Dec - 08 Dec
RMFTT12-17 $3,875.00
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08 Jan - 12 Jan
RMFTT02-18 $3,875.00
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12 Feb - 16 Feb
RMFTT07-18 $3,875.00
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21 May - 25 May
RMFTT21-18 $3,875.00
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25 Jun - 29 Jun
RMFTT26-18 $3,875.00
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30 Jul - 03 Aug
RMFTT31-18 $3,875.00
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27 Aug - 31 Aug
RMFTT27-18 $3,875.00
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17 Sep - 21 Sep
RMFTT38-18 $3,875.00
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15 Oct - 19 Oct
RMFTT42-18 $3,875.00
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12 Nov - 16 Nov
RMFTT48-18 $3,875.00
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10 Dec - 14 Dec
RMFTT50-18 $3,875.00
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