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A hands-on primer to portable ultrasound at the bedside

Workshop Overview

The Bedside Ultrasound for Clinicians is a unique hands-on experience to teach providers point-of-care applications of portable ultrasound. During a series of hands-on sessions, participants will practice capturing specific ultrasound views on live models and patients under the guidance of experienced faculty. The hands-on sessions will be complemented by didactic lectures to improve the participants' knowledge of the indications, technical skills, and limitations of bedside ultrasound.

 

Who Should Attend?

This workshop is designed for novice users of portable ultrasound.

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
 

Why is this workshop unique?

  • Maximum hands-on practice with live models and actual patients
  • Small group workshops with low participant to faculty ratios
  • Discounted pricing significantly less than other courses
  • Curriculum designed to teach the highest-yield skills for clinicians

What can you expect to learn?

  • Fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine
  • Techniques to perform bedside procedures with ultrasound guidance, including central venous catheterization, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs
  • Indications basic protocols, and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images

We can provide off-site training at your facility for a customized training event. Please contact us at (210) 567-4815 for information.

Workshop Schedule

DAY 1:

7:30—8:00 am

Breakfast & Registration

8:00—8:20 am                

Pre-test

8:20—8:30 am 

Introduction & Course Overview

8:30—8:45 am

Getting started: Equipment, Knobology & Physics

8:45—9:15 am

Vascular Ultrasound & Venous Access

9:15—10:45 am               

Hands-on Session 1 (Rotation every 30 min)

                                                                              

Table 1: Central venous access

Table 2: Peripheral venous/arterial access

Table 3:  Live model scanning-IJ and CFV scan

10:45—11:00 am            

Break

11:00—11:30 am            

Abdominal Part 1: Abdominal Free Fluid & Paracentesis

11:30—12:30 pm            

Hands-on Session 2 (Rotation every 20 min)

                                               

Table 1: Live model scanning-Paracentesis

Table 2: Live model scanning-Abdominal free fluid
Table 3: Ultrasound-guided Paracentesis

12:30—1:30 pm              

Lunch

1:30—2:00 pm                

Pulmonary Ultrasound & Thoracentesis

2:00—3:00 pm 

Hands-on Session 3 (Rotation every 20 min)

                                              

Table 1: Live model scanning-Pleural effusion

Table 2: Live model scanning-Pneumothorax
Table 3: Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis

3:00—3:30 pm                

Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture & DVT Lecture

3:30—3:45 pm               

Break

3:45—4:45 pm               

Hands-on Session 4 (Rotation every 20 min)

                                              

Table 1: Live model scanning-Lumbar spine mapping

Table 2: Live model scanning-DVT
Table 3: Ultrasound-guided Lumbar Puncture

4:45—5:20 pm                

Practice Interpretation of Abnormal Images

5:20—5:30 pm                

Wrap-up & Conclusion

 

DAY 2:

7:30—8:00 am                

Breakfast

8:00—8:45 am

Abdomen Part 2: Gallbladder, Aorta, Kidneys, & Bladder

8:45—9:45 am

Hands-on Session 5 (Rotation every 20 min)

                                               

Table 1: Live model scanning-Kidneys & Bladder

Table 2: Live model scanning-Gallbladder

Table 3: Live model scanning-Aorta

9:45—10:30 am

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Lecture

10:30—10:45 am

Break

10:45—12:15 pm

Hands-on Session 6 (Rotation every 30 min)

 

Table 1:  Live model scanning-Parasternal Window

Table 2: Live model scanning-Subcostal Window & IVC
Table 3: Live model scanning-Apical Window

12:15—12:30 pm

Basic Muskuloskeletal Ultrasound & Arthrocentesis Lecture

12:30—1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30—3:30 pm

Hands-on Session 8: Live Patient Scanning & Pathologic Findings

 

Table 1: Patient Scanning-Cardiac Pathologies

Table 2: Patient Scanning-Abdominal Pathologies

Table 3: Patient Scanning-Other Pathologies

3:30—3:45 pm

Break

3:45—4:15 pm 

Practice Interpretation of Abnormal Images

4:15—4:30 pm

Course Review

4:30—4:50 pm

Post-test

4:50—5:00 pm

Course Evaluation

 

Course Directors

Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACP
Director, Hospital Procedure Service
Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio

Craig A. Sisson, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasound
Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio


Guest Faculty

Ricardo Franco-Sadud, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Rush University Medical School
Director, Inpatient Procedure Service
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County


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Registration Fees

NOVEMBER 6 - 7, 2014
Registration Fee Type
Registration
(On or before Oct. 6)
Late Registration
(after Oct. 6)
Physicians/Other Learners
$1,075 $1,275

Cancellations made on or before Oct. 6th will be refunded at 50% of the paid registration rate. Cancellations received after Oct. 6th will not be refunded.



February 12 - 13, 2015
Registration Fee Type
Registration
(On or before Jan. 12)
Late Registration
(after Jan. 12)
Physicians/Other Learners
$1,075 $1,275

Cancellations made on or before Jan. 12th will be refunded at 50% of the paid registration rate. Cancellations received after Jan. 12th will not be refunded.





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February 12 -13, 2015

Continuing Accreditation Statement

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Location
The Bedside Ultrasound for Clinicians workshop will be held at:

Hotel Contessa
306 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 229-9222

Contact

Elaine Servin
Email: MooreServin@uthscsa.edu
Phone: (210) 567-4815

Hotel Contessa
306 W. Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Tel: (210) 229-9222
Web: http://wwww.thehotelcontessa.com



 



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