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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

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Overview / Abstract:

Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for 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.

Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (FATE)
Biliary & Renal Colic
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Evaluation of DVT
Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest, Shock & Hypotension
Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
Interactive Case Studies
Training and Credentialing


Sep 12, 2018


EMS / EMT / Paramedic CE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Radiology / RAD Tech CE


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Credits / Hours

16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢ Approved for 16.00 MOC point(s) 17.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Alexander Levitov MD, FACCP, FACCM, RDCS
Bret P. Nelson MD, RDMS, FACEP
Brian Schenker MBA, RDMS, RVT
James Mateer MD, RDMS, FACEP

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Critical Care / Intensive Care

Keywords / Search Terms

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Ultrasound, Education, Sonography, Live Seminar, CME Seminar, CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

09-11-2018 - 09-12-2018

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Inc, St. Petersburg
111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 800
St. Petersburg, FL   33701
United States of America

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