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Point of Care Ultrasound Emergency Medicine (Advanced)

Emergency - Point of Care

Cost: $3875 inc GST

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Program decription

5 day program for those Point of Care physicians expanding their ultrasound skills.

If you have mastered the basics of ultrasound, or have attended our Essentials Course, then the next step is to upskill.The Advanced Course is designed to take your clinical emergency ultrasound practice to the next level, and to extend the knowledge and skills you have around the use of ultrasound in disease states, as well as exploring the tips, traps and pitfalls you need to know working on the floor. Please note that we assume you have experience in eFAST and AAA scanning as well as basic instrumentation capability

(you can always do our Essentials Course if you are starting out with these…).

Our aim is to have you scanning and making sound clinical decisions by the end of the course, and to help maintain your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that you can have your images overseen by our experienced staff, and to get feedback that can be used as an electronic logbook for credentialing purposes.

The advanced course covers

    •  Image optimisation when things get tough
    •  System based scanning covering ultrasound anatomy, clinical reasoning, disease states and troubleshooting. Systems covered include:
    •  Renal: Hydronephrosis, bladder volume
    •  Hepatobiliary: Gallbladder disease (gallstones, cholecystitis)
    •  Vascular: DVT (above knee), IVC evaluation of volume status
    •  Cardiac:Tamponade, fluid assessment (along with IVC), valvular assessment, RV size and function, cardiac output
    •  Musculoskeletal: Fractures, joint effusions, tendon and muscle injuries
    •  Ocular: retinal detachment
    •  Lung

    As well as this, our clinical faculty are there to discuss and share case studies on ultrasound components including:

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    •  CVL placement
    •  Peripheral line placement
    •  Fracture reduction
    •  Common nerve blocks

     Some administrative components are also covered, such as documentation, credentialing, and use of guidelines/checklists.

     We use a variety of training methods to ensure participants are engaged and involved. We are not satisfied unless you go back to your department with the skills necessary to improve your point-of-care decision-making!

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 Accredited 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. 

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ACEM Accredited 

CPD 30 hours (Lecture 7.5hrs, Practical 22.5hrs)

 

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Course Feedback

  • 'Thanks, you did it again! A great course and a wonderful friendly atmosphere conducive to learning'
  • 'Very enjoyable - fantastic staff - can't wait to come back to the next course'
  • Excellent course with ample time to address practically, individual concerns'

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 (Advanced)

18 Sep - 22 Sep
AEMFT09-17 $3,875.00
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13 Nov - 17 Nov
AEMFTT11-17 $3,875.00
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29 Jan - 02 Feb
AEMFTT05-18 $3,875.00
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26 Feb - 02 Mar
AEMFTT09-18 $3,875.00
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14 May - 18 May
AEMFTT20-18 $3,875.00
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11 Jun - 15 Jun
AEMFTT24-18 $3,875.00
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23 Jul - 27 Jul
AEMFTT30-18 $3,875.00
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20 Aug - 24 Aug
AEMFTT34-18 $3,875.00
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15 Oct - 19 Oct
AEMFTT42-18 $3,875.00
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05 Nov - 09 Nov
AEMFTT45-18 $3,875.00
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