Course Information

ACCREDITATION

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) and 3rd Rock Ultrasound, LLC.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

3rd Rock Ultrasound educational activities have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. See individual course/product Web pages for designated credit hours.

It is the policy of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias. All individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity have indicated that he/she has no relevant financial relationships, which, in the context of this CME activity, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest. Complete disclosure of relevant (or no) financial relationships will be made to learners prior to the beginning of the CME activity.

In accordance with ACCME Standards and CEME policy, all faculty are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s).

Cost

Cost for course attendance is determined by the type of course you are attending and your level of training. Pricing is for participants of scheduled courses.

Pricing for import courses is listed below. In the event of additional space being available at an import course you would like to attend, the pricing structure remains the same, with a portion of the fee being available to the hosting institution for model cost and refreshments.

Individual Participant Pricing

The Introductory Course (16 Hours of CME)

Physician
$1,297.00
Resident*
$847.00
Physician Assistant*
$997.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$997.00
Student/Nurse
$747.00

The Advanced Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

Physician
$797.00
Resident*
$547.00
Physician Assistant*
$647.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$647.00
Student/Nurse
$487.00

The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course (6 hours of CME)

Physician
$667.00
Resident*
$537.00
Physician Assistant*
$537.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$537.00
Student/Nurse
$477.00

The Trauma Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

Physician
$997.00
Resident*
$747.00
Physician Assistant*
$877.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$877.00
Student/Nurse
$627.00

Critical Care Ultrasound Course (15.25 hours of CME)

Physician
$1297.00
Resident*
$847.00
Physician Assistant*
$997.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$997.00
Student/Nurse
$727.00

Clinical Echocardiography Course (CME Pending)

Physician
$797.00
Resident*
$677.00
Physician Assistant*
$677.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$677.00
Student/Nurse
$597.00

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (8.50 hours of CME)

Physician
$767.00
Resident*
$647.00
Physician Assistant*
$647.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$647.00
Student/Nurse
$527.00

Pediatric Ultrasound Course (14.25 hours CME)

Physician
$1297.00
Resident*
$847.00
Physician Assistant*
$997.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$997.00
Student/Nurse
$727.00

The Ultrasound Pathology Course (9hrs CME)

Physician
$800.00
Resident*
$700.00
Physician Assistant*
$750.00
Nurse Practictioner*
$750.00
Student/Nurse
$700.00

Import Course Pricing

2 Day Introductory Emergency Ultrasound Course

2–8 Participants
$10,497.00
12–15 Participants
$14,997.00
Each participant over 15
947.00

1 Day Advanced Ultrasound Course

2–8 Participants
$8,697.00
12–15 Participants
$10,977.00
Each participant over 15
$627.00

1 Day Trauma Ultrasound Course

2–8 Participants
$9,677.00
12–15 Participants
$13,347.00
Each participant over 15
$757.00

1 Day MSK Ultrasound Course

2–8 Participants
$8,797.00
12–15 Participants
$11,997.00
Each participant over 15
$647.00

1 Day Vascular Access Course

2–8 Participants
$7,697.00
12–15 Participants
$9,697.00
Each participant over 15
$577.00

2 Day Critical Care Course

2–8 Participants
$10,497.00
12–15 Participants
$14,997.00
Each participant over 15
$947.00

Online Course Pricing

Online Introductory Emergency Ultrasound Course

Physician
$657.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$557.00
Student
$447.00

Vascular Access Course Online

Physician
$337.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$287.00
Student
$237.00

Online Trauma Ultrasound Course

Physician
$597.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$547.00
Student
$347.00

Online Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Physician
$697.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$597.00
Student
$447.00

Online Advanced Ultrasound Course

Physician
$447.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$347.00
Student
$297.00

Online Emergency Ultrasound Cases Series

Physician
$147.00
Resident, Fellow, PA, NP
$137.00
Student
$127.00

CANCELLATION POLICY

Thank you for considering the Emergency Ultrasound Course. The following cancellation policy is in place to ensure that we have the proper number of instructors for each of our courses. The number of instructors is dependent on the number of participants, we want to ensure that the training lab experience provides enough one on one interaction with the instructor.

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing. Online course cancellations are accepted within 48 hours provided the content has not been accessed. For onsite courses cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the course date will incur a 15% penalty. Cancellations made 30-60 days prior to the course date will incur a 30% penalty. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course date.

import courses

The ability to implement diagnostic ultrasound in your emergency department is dependent on many factors. One of the most important factors is training for the physicians on your staff. Unfortunately, with the unique 24-hour scheduling demands of emergency medicine it is often difficult (or even impossible) to provide adequate time for your staff to attend courses that provide the necessary training.

Therefore, we designed our courses so we can bring them to your location! This is often the most financially prudent option if you will be training multiple physicians.

Imported courses follow the same format as other courses. We will supply the course notebook, faculty travel and lodging and CME certificates. Your group will need to supply a lecture site and training lab site, screen, and lab models. Cost for the course varies based on the course you choose and the number of participants. Click here for current cost. For locations that require extensive travel (international courses) additional charges may apply.

If you would like more information, or are interested in importing a course to your location please fill out the Contact Form information and we will contact you shortly. If you would prefer, you can call The Emergency Ultrasound Course @ (803) 917-2495.

We have had a tremendous response to our previous import courses. For sites we have visited click here.

3rd Rock Ultrasound Offers

We offer eight different courses, all of which can be imported to your hospital.

PUC | Pediatric Ultrasound Course (14.25 hours CME)

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The Pediatric Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of pediatric/emergency ultrasound. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon both days. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide adequate faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

The Pediatric Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!  

Upon completion of the Pediatric Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to :

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2) Acquire ultrasound images for needed for the evaluation of Appendicitis, Intussusception, and Pyloric Stenosis. 

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.  

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.  

 

The Pediatric Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of pediatric/emergency ultrasound. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon both days. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide adequate faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

The Pediatric Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!  

The Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Course is awarded 14.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab sessions. 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) and 3rd Rock Ultrasound, LLC.
 

Upon completion of the Pediatric Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to :

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2) Acquire ultrasound images for needed for the evaluation of Appendicitis, Intussusception, and Pyloric Stenosis.

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.  

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.  

  

Pediatric Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Clinical Pediatric Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1130 Trauma Ultrasound
What is "FAST"? This lecture provides an introduction to the most helpful diagnostic tool in the trauma suite.
1130-1230 Lunch
1230-1315 Abdominal & Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
These lectures cover the anatomy of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures including, abdominal vasculature, gallbladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1315-1345 Pediatric GI Ultrasound: Appendicitis/Intussusception/Pyloric Stenosis
These lectures cover the normal anatomy and important pathology with regard to appendicitis, intussusception and pyloric stenosis. We will cover the sonogrpahic approach to performing these specialized scans and will provide a number of illustrative case studies
1345-1400 Break
1400-1700 Training Lab
Day 2
0800-0900 Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound
The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion and assess left ventricular function.
0900-0915 Break
0915-1015 Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Abscess versus cellulitis. Know (snographically) when to I&D. Fractures, joint effusions (knee and hip) and other musculoskeletal pathology discussed.
1015-1030 Break
1030-1100 Pulmonary Ultrasound
The lungs are to be seen and not heard. A sonographic look at pneumothorax, pleural effusions, pulmonary edema and pneumonia
1100-1145 Resuscitation and Critical Care Ultrasound
Case studies to illustrate the benefit of bedside ultrasound in the work-up and management of your sickest patients. This lecture introduces an essential protocol to evaluate the critically ill paediatric patient.
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1600 Training Lab

UPC | The Ultrasound Pathology Course (9hrs CME)

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The Ultrasound Pathology Course is designed for physicians and midlevel providers who work in the Emergency Department, ICU and acute care settings who have at least basic experience with point of care ultrasound. The purpose of the course is to help physicians and mid level providers recognize common pathologic conditions including: AAA, hydronephrosis, cholelithiasis, intraperitoneal free fluid and pleural effusions. A large part of the course will be dedicated to abnormal cardiac findings including poor and moderately reduced LVEF, RV failure, and common valvular abnormalities. Patient models with each of these pathologic conditions will serve as models for the course and participants will have the opportunity to scan these patients first hand with the help of our expert physicians and sonographers. 

traumaThe Ultrasound Pathology Course is designed for physicians and midlevel providers who work in the Emergency Department, ICU and acute care settings who have at least basic experience with point of care ultrasound. The purpose of the course is to help physicians and mid level providers recognize common pathologic conditions including: AAA, hydronephrosis, cholelithiasis, intraperitoneal free fluid and pleural effusions. A large part of the course will be dedicated to abnormal cardiac findings including poor and moderately reduced LVEF, RV failure, and common valvular abnormalities. Patient models with each of these pathologic conditions will serve as models for the course and participants will have the opportunity to scan these patients first hand with the help of our expert physicians and sonographers. 

 
The course will take place at the state-of-the-art ultrasound training lab at Volunteer State Community College where both basic and advanced ultrasound equipment will be available. Large TV screens are posted above each scanning station for better visibility during demonstrations. The course will include 4 hours of hands-on scanning with a 4:1 student to instructor ratio. 
 
We will provide breakfast, lunch and snacks. Transportation to and from the course location will be available for those staying at the host hotel in downtown Nashville. 
The Ultrasound Pathology Course Sample Agenda
One Day Course Agenda
0730 Introduction and Overview 
0800 Basic Cardiac
0845 5 Methods for LVEF Estimation
0915 Break
0930 Understanding Cardiac Tamponade
1000 Fast and Focused Overview of Valvular Disease
1020 Understanding the Right Heart: Implications for patients with PE
1045 Training Lab - Hands on training lab with live models and phantoms to allow you to practice the techniques we have reviewed during the morning sessions.
1245 Lunch and Case Reviews
1315 The Lung
1345 The Kidney
1400 The Gallbladder
1415 The Aorta
1445 Break
1500 Training Lab - Hands on training lab with live models and phantoms to allow you to practice the techniques we have reviewed during the morning sessions.
1700 Ask the Expert
 
 
 
 

 

EUC | The Introductory Course (16 hours of CME)

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traumaThe Emergency Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of emergency ultrasound. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon both days. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide plenty of faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

The vast majority of introductory courses are taught as import courses where we bring the faculty and machines to your location to teach your entire staff. Importing the course to your location is a tremendous strategy for a group that is seriously thinking about using ultrasound in their ED. Learning together provides a collective synergy that is lost when everyone's education is piecemeal.

traumaThe Emergency Ultrasound Course is a two day introductory course that covers all the primary applications of emergency ultrasound. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon both days. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide adequate faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

The Introductory Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!  The Introductory Course is awarded 16 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab sessions. 

Upon completion of the Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to :

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate and ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2) Acquire ultrasound images for limited examination of the following organ systems: abdominal aorta, renal, female reproductive organs, cardiac and biliary. 

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.  

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.  

Introductory Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1145 Trauma Ultrasound
What is "FAST"? This lecture provides an introduction to the most helpful diagnostic tool in the trauma suite.
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1445 Abdominal & Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
These lectures cover the anatomy of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures including, abdominal vasculature, gallbladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1500-1800 Training Lab
Day 2
0745-0900 Introduction to Cardiac Ultrasound
The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion.
0900-0915 Break
0915-1115 OB/GYN Ultrasound
A comprehensive introduction to the often confusing orientation of transvaginal sonography. These lectures also explore the most common use of ultrasound by the EM physician. Do not get caught trying to rely on your physical exam to rule out ectopic pregnancy. The only reliable tests for the evaluation of first-trimester pregnancy are the quantitative HCG and an ultrasound. This lecture is followed by a series of case studies.
1115-1230 Lunch
1230-1330 DVT Evaluation-
You will learn the techniques you can use to quickly evaluate patients for DVT using a limited study
1330-1630 Training Lab

AUC | The Advanced Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

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traumaThe Advanced Ultrasound Course is designed for students to learn more advanced techniques for the use of ultrasound at the bedside. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of ultrasound prior to this course. We will cover topics from advanced cardiac ultrasound to pulmonary applications. This course also has extensive hands on training following lectures.

 

traumaThe Advanced Ultrasound Course is designed for students to learn more advanced techniques for the use of ultrasound at the bedside. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of ultrasound prior to this course. We will cover topics from advanced cardiac ultrasound to pulmonary applications. This course also has extensive hands on training following lectures. The Advanced Ultrasound Course is awarded 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab session. 

 Upon completion of the Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to: 

1) Produce ultrasound images for limited examination of the following organ systems: lungs, deep venous structures of the limbs, soft tissue and skin.

2) Produce ultrasound images for expanded examination of the cardiac system.  

3) Produce ultrasound images to be used in guiding management of patient resuscitations.

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the following procedures: thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, peritonsilar abscess drainage. 

The Advanced Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0800-0900 Advanced Cardiac - In this module we explore advanced echo techniques that clinicians can employ to evaluate patients with potential cardiac abnormalities.
0900- 0945 Pulmonary Ultrasound - We will look at ultrasound applications for conditions such as CHF, pneumonia and pneumothorax.
0945-1000 Break
1000-1100 Resuscitation Ultrasound - This lecture focuses on the use of ultrasound with critically ill patients. We will review how to use findings from several types of studies to help direct the management of these patients and complete numerous case studies as examples.
1100-1200 Ultrasound-Guided Procedures - This lecture covers a number of procedural applications of emergency ultrasound. We review ultrasound guided procedures such as paracentesis, thoracentesis, joint aspiration, abscess drainage and more.
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1400 Soft Tissue Ultrasound - We review ultrasound usage for abscess versus cellulitis, as well as musculoskeletal applications.
1400-1430 Ocular Ultrasound - This lecture focuses on using ultrasound to diagnose emergency eye pathologies including retinal detachment, vitreous bleeding, lens dislocation, and ruptured globe..
1430- 1715 Training Lab - Hands on training lab with live models and phantoms to allow you to practice the techniques we have reviewed during the morning sessions.
 
 
 
 

 

VUC | The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course (6 hours of CME)

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AccessThe Vascular Access Course is designed for anyone involved in vascular access. This course will teach you how to use ultrasound to improve your success rates and improve patient care when placing lines, both central and peripheral. We cover the basics of ultrasound and line placement with ultrasound and then spend a great deal of time in lab practicing placing lines in multiple different types of phantoms. Models are also use to practice identifying the anatomy and landmarks.

AccessThe Vascular Access Course is designed for anyone involved in vascular access. This course will teach you how to use ultrasound to improve your success rates and improve patient care when placing lines, both central and peripheral. We cover the basics of ultrasound and line placement with ultrasound and then spend a great deal of time in lab practicing placing lines in multiple different types of phantoms. Models are also use to practice identifying the anatomy and landmarks. The Vascular Access Ultrasound Course is awarded 6 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab session. 

Upon completion of the Vascular Access Course, participants will be able to:

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2)  Acquire ultrasound images for limited examination of the vascular structures in the neck and limbs for the purpose of placing intravascular catheters. 

3)  Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.  

The Vascular Access Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1245 Training Lab

TUC | The Trauma Ultrasound Course (8 hours of CME)

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TraumaDue to participant requests over the last few years we have developed a one day course that focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in trauma patients. This course follows a similar format to the Introductory course, but some material has been removed and there is only a single day of lecture and hands on lab experience. As with other import courses we will supply the course notebook, faculty travel and lodging and CME certificates (10 hours). Your group will need to supply a lecture site and training lab site, screen, and lab models. Cost of the course is as follows:

Due to participant requests over the last few years we have developed a one day course that focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in trauma patients. This course follows a similar format to the 2 day course but some material has been removed and there is only a single day of hands on lab experience. As with other import courses we will supply the course notebook, faculty travel and lodging and CME certificates. The Trauma Ultrasound Course is awarded 8 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab session. 

Content of the course is as follows:

 

Trauma Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1045 Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1045-1145 Trauma Ultrasound
What is "FAST"? This lecture provides an introduction to the most helpful diagnostic tool in the trauma suite.
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1445 Abdominal & Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
These lectures cover the anatomy of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures including, abdominal vasculature, gall bladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1445-1500 Break
1500-1600 Program Development
We will review the steps needed to get a mature ultrasound program into your facility. This includes discussions on the politics of ultrasound, credentialling, maintenance, and QA systems.
1600-1900 Training Lab

CUC | Critical Care Ultrasound Course (15.25 hours of CME)

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CarotidThis two day course focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in the critically ill patient. This course contains some content similar to that found in the Introductory Course, but more focused for the ICU and emergency medicine physician. We cover basic topics initially then move through cardiac, vascular access, abdominal pathology and critical care ultrasound. Like all of our courses this two day course can be tailored for your group to cover just the topics you are interested in learning. This course is approved for 15.25 hours of Category I CME.

CarotidThis two day course focuses primarily on ultrasound applications in the critically ill patient. This course contains some content similar to that found in the Introductory Course, but more focused for the ICU and emergency medicine physician. We cover basic topics initially then move through cardiac, vascular access, abdominal pathology and critical care ultrasound. Like all of our courses this two day course can be tailored for your group to cover just the topics you are interested in learning. The Critical Care Ultrasound Course is awarded 15.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TMCME for the time spent in the classroom and training lab sessions. 

Critical Care Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0730-0800 Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
Where we have been and where we are going
0800-0845 Physics and Fundamentals
A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Instrumentation
How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?
0945-1000 Break
1000-1200 Abdominal & Retroperitoneal Ultrasound
These lectures cover the anatomy of abdominal and retroperitoneal structures including, abdominal vasculature, gallbladder, spleen, liver and kidney. We also review the important pathology you will need to be able to recognize by ultrasound.
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1330 Pulmonary Ultrasound
We review applications for ultrasound in the pulmonary cavity. This include information on evaluating CHF, effusions, pneumothorax and infiltrates with ultrasound.
1330-1630 Training Lab
Day 2
0800-0900 Cardiac Ultrasound
The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion.
0900-0915 Break
0915-1015 Ultrasound Guided Procedures
This lecture covers how to use ultrasound to assist the performance of multiple procedures, from central lines to thoracentesis.
1015-1030 Break

1030-1115

DVT Evaluation
This lecture covers how to use ultrasound to assess your patients for life threatening DVT's
1115-1215 Lunch
1215-1315 Ultrasound Guided Resuscitation
We will review how to use all the information you gain with ultrasound to guide your management of the critically ill patient. This lecture helps you put the whole picture together and is full of great case examples to help solidify your understanding.
 1315-1415  Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
An overview of how to use ultrasound to help guide central venous access and peripheral venous access. Multiple Phantoms are used in lab to help students get real time practice.
1415-1715 Training Lab

CEC | Clinical Echocardiography Course (CME Pending)

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traumaThe Clinical Echocardiography Course is a one day course  that covers all the primary applications of emergency echocardiogrphy. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

traumaThe Clinical Echocardiography Course is a one day course that covers all the primary applications of emergency echocardiogrphy. The course is arranged so lectures are given in the morning with concentrated hands on lab experience in the afternoon. The lab uses live models for a realistic training experience and we provide faculty coverage to ensure a significant hands on experience for each participant.

 

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Upon completion of the Clinical Echocardiography Course, participants will be able to :

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.

2) Acquire cardiac ultrasound images in multiple planes

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine right and left heart size and cardiac function, evaluate for wall motion abnormalities, evaluate valvular abnormalities.

4) Understand how to use ultrasound to evaluate life threatening cardiac pathology. 

Clicnal Echocardiography Course
Sample Agenda
0730-0745 Introduction - Becoming and Echo Expert
Where we have been and where we are going
0745-0815 Tips and Tricks of Advanced Echo Imaging
Optimizing the 2D image, MMode, spectral Doppler, color Doppler. Additional views that make a difference.
0815-0845 Size, Geometry and Function of the Left Ventricle
Simple methods to grade systolic and diastolic left ventricular function. Detecting dilated and hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies and left ventricular hypertrophy.
0845-0900 Break
0900-0945 Left Ventricular Function - From Theory to Practice
Clinical examples, Scenarios where left ventricular function is important, visual estimation of left ventricular function in different settings, training the eye - practice session.
0945-1000 Break
1045-1145 Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Myocardial Infarctions
How to detect regional wall motion abnormalities. Patterns of myocardial infarction. Differential diagnosis.
1045-1105

Complications of Myocardial Infarction
Left ventricular thrombus, ischemic VSD, myocardial rupture, papillary muscle rupture.

1105-1145 The Right Heart
Right ventricular function, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension.
1145-1245 Lunch
1245-1415 Mitral and Aortic Regurgitation
What causes regurgitation? Detecting regurgitation, Understanding the nature of color Doppler jets, quantifying regurgitation, Clinical examples - practice session.
1415-1435

Endocarditis
When to suspect endocarditis, typical features, complications, differential diagnosis

1435-1500 Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade
Typical features of pericardial effusion, types of effusion, does effusion cause hemodynamic impairment?
1500-1800 Training Lab

MUC | Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course (8.50 hours of CME)

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TraumaThe Introduction to MSK ultrasound course is geared for practicing Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Internists or other physicians, PAs or NPs who care for patients with MSK complaints. It is an introductory level course to explain how ultrasound may be used in evaluating and diagnosing joint, muscle, bone and ligamentous abnormalities. We will introduce to the attendee how to evaluate and diagnose common pathologies that present acutely. In addition, we will discuss basic ultrasound guided procedures, including joint injections and aspirations as well as common injections for tendinopathies.

TraumaThe Introduction to MSK ultrasound course is geared for practicing Emergency Physicians, Family Physicians, Internists or other physicians, PAs or NPs who care for patients with MSK complaints. It is an introductory level course to explain how ultrasound may be used in evaluating and diagnosing joint, muscle, bone and ligamentous abnormalities. We will introduce to the attendee how to evaluate and diagnose common pathologies that present acutely. In addition, we will discuss basic ultrasound guided procedures, including joint injections and aspirations as well as common injections for tendinopathies.

 

Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound Course Sample Agenda
Day 1
0700-0730 Introduction
We will discuss why point of care ultrasound is valuable in evaluating patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Specifically, we will discuss why you should use ultrasound yourself and how this can enhance your ability to diagnose and treat your patients.
0730-0800 Physics and Fundamentals
We will discuss only the pertinent aspects of physics in MSK sonography. We will briefly discuss concepts such as horizontal and lateral resolution, gain, anisotropy  and various artifacts pertinent in MSK sonography.
0800-0830 Knobology
This will be a brief review on working an ultrasound machine with a focus on how to make the ultrasound machine work for you.
0830-0845 Break
0845-0930 Normal Anatomy (Upper Extremity)
We will cover the normal MSK ultrasound anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
0930-1015 Normal Anatomy (Lower Extremity)
We will cover the normal MSK ultrasound anatomy of the hip, knee, ankle and foot.
1015-1030 Break
1030-1130 Procedures
We will cover real time aspiration and injections of hips and knees. We will also discuss static guided aspiration of elbows, ankles and wrist, ankle and joints in the hand. Finally, we will cover real time injections of tendons for tendinopathies.
1130-1230 Lunch
1230-1315 Pathology (Upper Extremity)
We will cover pathology as it relates to MSK ultrasound anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.
1315-1400 Pathology (Lower Extremity)
We will cover pathology as it relates tp MSK ultrasound anatomy of the hip, knee, ankle and foot.
1400-1700 Training Lab
The hands-on lab will include real time hands on instruction and guidance with live models. We will have several different stations for upper and lower extremity. We will have phantom models to learn and practice aspiration and injection techniques.