Our Emergency Medicine clinical ultrasound workshop is a unique hands-on experience that exposes learners to the fundamentals of ultrasound for the rapid assessment of the critically ill patient. Guided by experienced faculty, hands-on sessions on live models will focus on the pearls and pitfalls of image acquisition and interpretation as well as the basics of ultrasound-guided procedures. The hands-on sessions will be complemented by didactic lectures to improve the participants' knowledge of the indications, technical skills, and limitations of bedside ultrasound.

What can you expect to learn?

  • Fundamentals of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine.
  • Techniques to perform bedside procedures with ultrasound guidance.
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and lower extremity vessels.
  • Pearls and pitfalls of bedside ultrasound imaging.
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images.
VCU Health Continuing Medical Education
VCU Health Care Providers, VCU Physicians, Community Based Health Care Providers, Community Based Physicians
Contact Information
Mary Ellen McLeese
Special Needs
VCU Health Continuing Medical Education
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