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Seminar Detail

Point of Care Ultrasound Course: Diagnose the Critical Issues Faster!

Where:
UNIONDALE, NY
When:
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Course Description:

In the fast-paced setting of healthcare, you have limited time to make critical evaluations. Precious minutes tick away while you order and transport the patient for imaging.

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is changing the way that advanced practice health professionals evaluate their incoming patients. Imagine if you had the ability to identify a patient’s internal problem – on the spot! Point-of-care ultrasound gives you this ability.

The days of relying solely on the stethoscope are outdated – you don’t have to rely on listening and looking alone. Take off the blindfold that has been preventing you from dynamically observing tissues in vivo! With this game changing technology, you will create a new standard of evaluation:
  • Detect fluid in the pericardium
  • Identify abdominal aortic aneurysms as early as possible
  • Catch a DVT before it has a chance to embolize
This hand-on seminar will walk you through everything you need to know to begin using point-of-care ultrasound imaging – from primary care settings to emergent care. With this tool, you’ll be able to quickly identify a diagnosis AND cut down on unnecessary radiation.

Learn why this technology is taking the medical world by storm – register today!
Objectives:

  1. Explain the indications for specialized point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
  2. Critique ultrasound images of anatomy appropriate for point-of-care examination.
  3. Compare normal vs abnormal ultrasound appearances for specialized point-of-care ultrasound.
  4. Analyze ultrasound images for specialized point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
  5. Discuss how point-of-care ultrasound findings can be utilized in patient management.
  6. Utilize appropriate techniques for reporting results of point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
OUTLINE

Point-of-Care Ultrasound vs Traditional Imaging: What You Need to Know
  • Dynamic vs static imaging
  • Bilateral comparison
  • Differentiation of solid vs fluid
  • Sound waves vs radiation
Get Comfortable with the Device
  • Determine appropriate transducer and placemen/pressure
  • What do all the knobs do?
  • Gray vs white vs black – Echogenicity of tissue and structures
Image Interpretation and Assessments
  • Step-by-step guide for evaluation
  • Optimal patient positioning and scanning protocol
  • Spot the abnormality!
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Asymptomatic and easy to miss without POCUS
  • Prevention – who is most at risk?
  • Screening protocol for primary care
Abdominal Trauma
  • The ticking time bomb – internal bleeding
  • The easy target: liver damage via blunt force trauma
  • Frequent source of bleeding: spleen
Hepatobiliary
  • Primary culprit of abdominal pain: gallbladder
  • Biliary dilation, gallbladder attack
Cardiac and Lung
  • Pleural and pericardial effusions
  • Cardiac overload
  • Collapsed lung
Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Spot the warning signs early: Leg pain, swollen legs
  • Catch them before they embolize
Obstetrics – First Trimester
  • Is what you’re seeing indicative of normal outcomes?
  • Identify embryologic structures
  • Ectopic and tubal pregnancies
Forging a new frontier
  • Risks and limitations
  • When to proceed with additional imaging
  • Billing and coding
  • Tips for bringing this service into your wheelhouse
Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • EMT/Paramedics
  • Sonographers
What You Should Wear/Bring
  • Wear lab appropriate loose clothing that allows for access to the skin for practice with the device
  • Please bring a yoga mat

MALKA STROMER, MED, RDMS, CRGS

Malka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer whose clinical skills were fostered at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound, in Toronto, Canada. Malka has spent the past 13 years of her career sharing her enthusiasm for sonography as a professor. Malka has spoken at various professional events and education institutions on topics including sonography of the bowel and her research in the ethics of obstetrical ultrasound. She has authored a chapter in a sonography text, and has won a research award through the SDMS, and most recently the John and Suanne Rouche Excellence Award through the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges. Malka is owner of Sound Sports Imaging, LLC, and together with her colleague Jeannine Noble, now teaches point-of-care and musculoskeletal ultrasound to health care professionals around the world.



Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Malka Stromer is a managing partner at Sound Sports Imaging, LLC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University-Arizona. Ms. Stromer has an employment relationship with Arizona Women’s Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Malka Stromer is a member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
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Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Physicians
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PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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