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Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Charleston, South Carolina

April 18-19, 2019

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This 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 up to 15.25 hours of category 1 CME including the online content offered. 

The course will be located at the Hyatt Place & Hyatt House Charleston which is located at 560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403. Charleston has once again been named the #1 city in the United States by readers of Condé Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure!  The Hyatt Place Charleston – Historic District is the newest downtown hotel and is in the heart of the Upper King Historic District. Located in the vibrant historic district in downtown, the Hyatt offers casually chic guestrooms, 42” flat panel HDTVs, Cozy Corner Sleeper Sofa, refrigerators, and oversized work spaces. We have a block of rooms at a discounted rate of only $229/night.  You can call 800-993-4983 to make your reservation or click on the following link https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/CHSZH/G-3RDS.  Please make sure to mention you are with 3rd Rock Ultrasound in order to receive the discounts. The last day to make your reservation at the discounted rate is March 6, 2019.

Critical Care Ultrasound Course

Sample Agenda

Day 1

    Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound
        - Where we have been and where we are going

    Physics and Fundamentals
        - A concise and simplified explanation of ultrasound physics.


        - How do I turn on the machine? Which probe do I use? How do I prepare the patient? What am I looking at?


    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.


    Pulmonary Ultrasound
        - We review applications for ultrasound in the pulmonary cavity. This include information on evaluating CHF, effusions, pneumothorax and infiltrates with ultrasound.

    Training Lab

Day 2

    Cardiac Ultrasound
        - The best diagnostic tool for the patient in shock or cardiac arrest. The ONLY study to find a pericardial effusion.


    Ultrasound Guided Procedures
        - This lecture covers how to use ultrasound to assist the performance of multiple procedures, from central lines to thoracentesis.


    DVT Evaluation
        - This lecture covers how to use ultrasound to assess your patients for life threatening DVT's


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.

    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.

    Training Lab



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