Private Hands-On Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

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Location: Saint Petersburg, FL 

CREDITS

Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound - Online Course
22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Hands-On Workshop
6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Code: PHO-ABPC

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Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  • Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  • Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
Target Audience
Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/or interpret abdominal sonography. Participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, trauma, gastroenterology, and urology.
Course Instructors

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.

Lori Green

BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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

Phillip J Bendick

PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Salvatore LaRusso

M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology.
Chief Sonographer.
Penn State Children's Hospital.
Hershey PA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Theresa Jorgensen

RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
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


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Continuing Education Credits

Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

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 22.50 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.

Hands-On Workshop

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 live activity for a maximum of 6.00 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.
Lodging & Travel

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Lodging and Travel

Recommended Lodging

The following accommodations are suggested by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for their convenient locations and reputable service.

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the beach-front and downtown properties when booked through us. Call us at 727.363.4500 to make reservations.

  • Resorts in St Pete Beach, FL Hyatt Place
    Hyatt Place

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    25 2nd Street N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-202-2506

  • Hampton Inn & Suites
    Hampton Inn By Hilton

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    80 Beach Dr. NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-892-9900

  • The Inn on Third
    Inn on The Third Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    342 3rd Ave. N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-3248

  • Hollander Hotel
    Hollander Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    421 4th Ave. N
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-873-7900

  • The Birchwood
    The Birchwood Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    340 Beach Drive NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-896-1080

  • Courtyard Marriott
    Courtyard Marriot

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    300 4th St. N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-450-6200

  • Vinoy
    Renaissance Vinoy Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    501 5th Ave. NE
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-1000

  • Hilton St. Pete Bayfront
    Hilton Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    333 1st Street South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-894-5000

  • Hotel Indigo
    Hotel Indigo St. Pete

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    234 Third Ave. N.
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
    Hotel Main Number: 727-822-4814

  • Sirata Beach Resort
    Sirata Beach Resort

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Pink marker on map)
    5300 Gulf Blvd.
    380 newly decorated guestrooms and executive suites, all with coffee maker and mini refrigerator, pay movies, CD alarm clock radios, safes, daily newspaper, Wireless Internet access and complimentary fitness center. 13-tropical acres with 3 pools, whirlpools, two restaurants, two beach bars, lobby bar, concierge, business center, beach cabanas, water sports and miles of white sand beach.

  • The Guy Harvey Outpost a Tradewinds Beach Resort
    Guy Harvey Outpost
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Black marker on map)
    6000 Gulf Blvd.
    159 newly renovated rooms & suites all with refrig/wetbar, coffeemaker. High speed internet, 2 heated pools, fitness center, patio restaurant and beach bar. Transportation suggested. [Check out The Tradewinds Beach Cam on Bay News 9]

  • TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
    TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Cyan marker on map)
    5500 Gulf Blvd.
    585 rooms & suites, all with refrig/wetbar, microwave, coffeemaker. Full service resort with high speed internet, 4 heated pools, tennis, fitness center, salon, watersports, kids programs, tropical waterways with paddleboats. Full array of fine & casual dining, beach bars, lounges.
    [Check out the Tradwinds beach cam on bay 9]

  • Plaza Beach Hotel - Beachfront Resort
    Plaza Beach Hotel

    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Green marker on map)
    4506 Gulf Blvd.
    Across the street from GUI. This 39 room boutique resort is directly on the beach. It is family owned and operated. Amenities include: All rooms have full kitchens, Large Heated Pool, High Speed Internet, Free WiFi, Mini-Golf. Clean and Quiet. Lower rates.

  • Bay View Waterfront Resort
    Bay View Waterfront Resort
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    4321 Gulf Blvd.
    Small, family-owned boutique resort is in walking distance to GUI. This property is on the bayside waterway, not the beach. Full Kitchens, Private Balconies Available, Fishing Pier. Clean and Quiet. Can use all amenities of Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

  • Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
    Bay Palms Waterfront Resort
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Blue marker on map)
    4237 Gulf Blvd.
    Waterfront * Heated Pool * 1200sq ft Waterfront Pier * Full Kitchens * Suites * Great Fishing * Watch Manatees and Dolphins * Beach Access just across the street * Great Rates * Full Use of Bayview Plaza and Plaza Beach Resort. Low rates.

  • The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    The Kimpton Hotel Zamora
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Purple marker on map)
    3701 Gulf Blvd.
    The first new boutique hotel to be built in St. Pete Beach in decades, The Kimpton Hotel Zamora is a white-washed Mediterranean palace that though breathtakingly modern feels anchored in a bygone era. Inspired by the architecture of its namesake Spanish province, the hotel's striking Romanesque façade is the framework for expansive luxury suites with balconies overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and Gulf of Mexico, stylish dining and the laid-back leisure of Florida's fashionable Tampa Bay.

  • Don CeSar Beach House
    Don CeSar Beach House
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    3860 Gulf Blvd.
    70 new luxury 1 BR suites, all beach views. Full kitchen, refrig., microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer. Large heated pool, gas BBQ, snack bar/game room, small beach bar. (No restaurant) 3 night minimum.

  • Don CeSar Resort Hotel
    Don CeSar Beach House
    (Call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for discounted rates)
    (Pink marker on map)
    3400 Gulf Blvd.
    277 rooms (std, junior, 1, and 2 bedroom suites available). 1920s elegant Spanish style landmark hotel. Full service resort incl. pool, tennis, watersports, 2 restaurants, bistro/nightclub, beach bar, 24-hour room service. Transportation suggested.

  • Additional Lodging:

    There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent downtown or beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

    Visit the St Pete Chamber of Commerce for more information.


    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

    Meetings:

    For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the downtown or beachfront properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

    Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging.

    Airports

    If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

    Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

    Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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