Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

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15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)â„¢

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Date of Original Release: 10/3/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 10/3/2020
Product Code: OC-CCU171



Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound Online Course is intended for medical professionals with a need to perform point of care ultrasound (POCUS) examinations, specifically, in the critical care setting. This structured online course, provides a comprehensive review of critical care ultrasound topics taught by expert faculty. Hosted within the GCUS learning management system, this course features twelve (12) modules with video lectures, case studies, interactive quizzes, recommended readings, and more. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics
  • Advanced Lung Ultrasound Applications
  • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Ultrasound Guided Emergency and Critical Care Procedures
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Echo Evaluation of Pericardial Effusion
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock & Hypotension
  • Venous Ultrasound for Point of Care

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Introduction to Lung Ultrasound: The Basics
  • Advanced Lung Ultrasound Applications
  • Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access
  • Ultrasound Guided Emergency and Critical Care Procedures
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Echo Evaluation of Pericardial Effusion
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock & Hypotension
  • Venous Ultrasound for Point of Care

Objectives

  • Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Critical care ultrasound examinations
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam).
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer placement, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound evaluation of pneumothorax.
  • Outline scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, and adult heart, and lower extremity DVT.
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing ultrasound guided vascular access.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for assessing causes of shock and hypotension using bedside ultrasound.
  • Outline protocols for performing thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Target Audience

Physicians, mid-level providers and any other medical professional involved with performing point of care/critical care ultrasound examinations. Participant practice specialties may include (but are not limited to): Critical Care, Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, Internal Medicine, and Trauma surgery.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

James Mateer  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine.
Medical College of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, WI.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bret P. Nelson  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Brooklyn, New York.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director.
University of South Florida.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Tampa, FL.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Andreas Dewitz  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Boston University School of Medicine.
Boston Medical Center.
Boston, MA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Dennis Atherton  RDCS, RCT, RRT, ACS, FASE

Director: Non-Invasive Cardiology, Maine Medical Center.
Portland, ME.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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