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You’ll Want To Be At This Workshop

The use of ultrasound to diagnose and guide procedures is growing rapidly and you don’t want to be left behind. This growth is primarily fueled by data indicating that ultrasound can improve the success rate of various procedures while decreasing complications. This ultrasound workshop will provide you with current state-of-the- art techniques for diagnosis and guiding procedures. You will be able to incorporate the lessons you learn by attending this workshop into your clinical practice.

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Wednesday Optional Workshop

  • Describe the components of successful point- of-care ultrasound programs
  • Summarize process for image acquisition, machine utilization, and IT configuration
  • Describe the importance of a training, quality improvement, and credentialing
  • List components of billing and coding for various ultrasound exams

2-Day Course

  • Summarize the basic science and diagnostic use of ultrasound imaging
  • Describe the protocols, evaluation, and best use of echocardiography in critically ill patients
  • Review the role of ultrasound in a focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) exam to assess for free fluid in the abdomen or around the heart
  • Summarize the basics of using ultrasound to assess lungs
  • Describe the most effective diagnostic use of ultrasound to assess for vascular abnormalities including aortic pathology and deep venous thrombosis
  • Practice the evaluation of shock and respiratory failure with point-of-care echocardiography
  • Demonstrate competence in ultrasound guidance for needle placement and peripheral intravenous access, arterial line access, and midline access
  • Demonstrate the best use of ultrasound for paracentesis, thoracentesis, and arthrocentesis
  • Describe the fundamentals of tunneling technique and the tunneled CVC kit
  • List the indications, complications, and aftercare related to insertion of a tunneled central venous catheter (CVC)
  • Demonstrate competence in central venous access including materials, ultrasound landmarks, and needle placement

Saturday Optional Workshops

Airway Management in the Critically Ill Patient

  • Summarize the Cleveland Clinic Airway Management protocol and algorithm for critically ill patients
  • Apply airway management tools to secure the airway
  • Demonstrate application of the airway management protocol
  • Choose the best strategy to manage the airway in critically ill patients

Pediatric Simulations and Ultrasound

  • Detail the causes of hypoxemia in the critically ill neonate
  • Effectively manage undifferentiated shock in the neonate and infant
  • Describe tips and tricks for vascular access in the pediatric population

Hemodynamic Assessment of the Critically Ill Patient

  • Identify the hemodynamically compromised patient
  • Describe the 3 components of the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam: Pump; Tank, Pipes
  • Utilize the Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) exam protocol
  • Explain the ultrasound findings seen in the 4 types of distributive shock

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, fellows, and residents in emergency medicine, internal medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, cardiology, general surgery, pediatrics, pulmonology, anesthesiology, and radiology.