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Point of Care Ultrasound Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Cost: $3875 inc GST

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Program Description:

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is an essential tool in the medical armamentarium for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Although proficiency in POCUS requires time allocated in both theoretical and practical aspects, a well-founded grounding in basic techniques lays the foundation for a safe and effective ultrasound practice. This course was designed for emergency medicine and general physicians who aim to incorporate beside ultrasound assessment in their practice. There is an emphasis on practical aspects led by expert sonographers and clinicians. Low student/tutor rate (4:1) ensure reasonable hands-on ultrasound practice, which increases attendance’s confidence of providing safe and focused bedside assessment. In short, this course is ideal for those who strive for safety and excellence in medical practice.

Program Content:

  1. Review of physical principles of ultrasound and probe manipulation
  2. Aorta
  3. EFAST protocol
    1. Renal tract
    2. Biliary tract
    3. Spleen
    4. Liver
    5. Male & female pelvis
    6. Basic cardiac scanning techniques
    7. Gallbladder scanning techniques
    8. Vascular access techniques & needle guidance techniques
  4. Early Pregnancy

 Program objectives:

  1. Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis
  2. Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound
  3. Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions
  4. Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions
  5. Perform E-FAST, AAA, Renal & Biliary Tract, Cardiac, Vascular Access, Early pregnancy
  6. Acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers & phantoms
  7. Optimize images using hand movements & machine buttons
  8. Interpret images from normal adult volunteers
  9. Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations and case-based learning.
  10. Document the ultrasound findings
  11. Equip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions
  12. Recognize the limitations of ultrasound

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Accredited CCPU units included in the Course

Approved by ACRRM and RACGP 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. 
 
 

CICM Accredited - Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3

 

ACRMM - 30 PDP core pts; 30pts PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS EM

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ACEM - 37 CPD Hours

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RACGP QI&CPD Activity-Category 1-40.pdf

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Course Feedback

  • "First class course, exactly how it should be taught"
  • "I have already put my new skills into practice and your methods really work well!"

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:

Point of Care Ultrasound Emergency Medicine

11 Dec - 15 Dec
2017 - EMFTT12-17 $3,875.00
Booked out
15 Jan - 19 Jan
2018 - EMFTT03-18 $3,875.00
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05 Feb - 09 Feb
2018 - EMFTT06-18 $3,875.00
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12 Mar - 16 Mar
2018 - EMFTT11-18 $3,875.00
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30 Apr - 04 May
2018 - EMFTT18-18 $3,875.00
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04 Jun - 08 Jun
2018 - EMFTT23-18 $3,875.00
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16 Jul - 20 Jul
2018 - EMFTT29-18 $3,875.00
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13 Aug - 17 Aug
2018 - EMFTT33-18 $3,875.00
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10 Sep - 14 Sep
2018 - EMFTT37-18 $3,875.00
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08 Oct - 12 Oct
2018 - EMFTT41-18 $3,875.00
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29 Oct - 02 Nov
2018 - EMFTT44-18 $3,875.00
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12 Nov - 16 Nov
2018 - EMFTT46-18 $3,875.00
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03 Dec - 07 Dec
2018 - EMFTT49-18 $3,875.00
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