Des Moines University

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00pm to 4:30pm

More dates through February 11, 2023

Olsen Center

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The cost to attend ranges from $0 - $200 depending on profession and date(s) attending. "Basics" session on Friday and "advanced" session on Saturday. All interested healthcare providers are invited to attend one or both days. Continuing education credit will be available.

PURPOSE

This workshop gives the practicing emergency provider current information and hands-on training to improve image acquisition and interpretation of point of care ultrasound. Practicing emergency ultrasound experts will provide presentations on each topic. This will be followed by small group breakout sessions where participants scan live models. Each small group will have an expert facilitator to ensure individualized attention and teaching that fits each participant's needs and skill level.

NEW FORMAT!

Due to popular demand, the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop has expanded to two half-days of hands-on learning - "basics" on Friday and "advanced" on Saturday. Join us on Friday afternoon to learn about basic components of point-of-care ultrasound and common exams that all practitioners should be familiar with. Then, take a deeper dive during the advanced session on Saturday morning and improve your competence with extended hands-on practice sessions. Interested individuals can attend one or both sessions!

BONUS SMALL GROUP PRACTICE SESSION

Join us for an extension of the workshop on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for an exclusive one-hour practice session. Participants will scan live models and receive 1:1 support from practicing ultrasound experts. Each attendee will select their own topics from the workshop to practice during the bonus session. Space is limited to three (3) learners per instructor. 

TOPICS

Basics - Friday, February 10, 2023

  • Point-of-care ultrasound fundamentals, including probe selection, orientation/motion, image acquisition and interpretation, artifacts, terminology, and communicating findings.
  • E-FAST exams.
  • Upper abdomen ultrasound, including gallbladder and basic renal exams.
  • "Grab Bag" session, including ultrasound-guided IV, musculoskeletal exams, and more!

Advanced - Saturday, February 11, 2023

  • Transabdominal exams.
  • Abdominal and lower extremity vasculature, including comprehensive DVT and AAA exams.
  • Robust nerve blocks, including new uses in the emergency department.
  • Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures, including knee aspiration and the shoulder. 

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