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Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

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Overview / Abstract:

Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
Identify Sonographic Characteristics Associated With Abdominal Sepsis Involving The Hepatobiliary, Renal, And GI Systems.
Outline indications and applications of color Doppler in the emergency and critical care setting.
Perform ultrasound evaluation of the lung, ocular, soft-tissue, musculoskeletal, and bony cortices in the emergency department. (Optional EM track)
Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for peripheral vascular access.
State principles of spectral and cardiac Doppler fundamentals and apply quantitative methods to evaluate acute valvular abnormalities (Optional critical care track).
Recognize the sonographic appearance of individual nerves and list the advantages provided when ultrasound is used for performing regional nerve blocks. (Optional EM track)
Evaluate fluid responsiveness in the critically ill patient.
Perform testicular ultrasound and recognize acute abnormalities. (Optional EM track)
Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Sonography in Shock & Source of Sepsis (Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, Appendix, Bowel Obstruction, Peritonitis & Abscess, Pylonephritis)
Fluid Responsiveness in the Critically Ill
Advanced Non-Cardiac Chest (Sinuses, Larynx, Trachea, Lung & Pleura)
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access
Interactive Case Studies
Critical Care Track:
1. Cardiac Doppler & Focused Calculations
2. Echo Assessment of Cardiomyopathies & Heart Failure
3. Mitral Insufficiency & Complications
4. Guidelines for Appropriate Use of Ultrasonography by the Intensivist
Emergency Track:
1. Sonography of the Acute Scrotum
2. Advanced EM Applications (Evaluation of Soft Tissue for Abscess, Foreign Body Detection, MSK Applications, Evaluation of Bony Cortices, Ocular Emergencies)
3. Nerve Blocks in the ED (Forearm, Femoral, and Ankle Blocks)


Sep 14, 2018


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


Live / Seminar, Webinar / Webcast / Video



Credits / Hours

16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢ Approved for 16.00 MOC point(s) 16.50 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit



Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Alexander Levitov MD, FACCP, FACCM, RDCS
Andreas Dewitz MD, RDMS, FACEP
Daniel Bourque MS, RCS, FASE
James Mateer MD, RDMS, FACEP
Lori Green BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Critical Care / Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine

Keywords / Search Terms

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

LIVE Activity Location Details

09-13-2018 - 09-14-2018

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

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