Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract

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Description

1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 5/18/2015
Reviewed for content accuracy: 5/18/2018
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 5/18/2019
Video Length: 00:38:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-AGI
DVD: VL-AGI
ISBN: 978-1-940954-54-7


Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract training video is designed to cover scan techniques, protocols and ultrasound characteristics of the appendix and GI tract.

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pylorus
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intussusception
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pneumoperitoneum

Topics

  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pylorus
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Intussusception
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Small Bowel Obstruction
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Pneumoperitoneum

Objectives

  • Increase knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret ultrasound of the appendix and GI tract.
  • Identify normal characteristics of the GI tract and appendix.
  • List the benefits and pitfalls of ultrasound in the GI tract.
  • Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with pyloric stenosis, intussusception, small bowel obstruction, appendicitis, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, pneumoperitoneum and necrotizing enterocolitis.

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers, PA's, NP's and other medical professionals involved with performing ultrasound in a primary care setting. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to) : primary care/ family medicine; internal medicine, emergency medicine, hospitalists, critical care, gastroenterologists.

Course Instructors

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.

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 1.00 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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