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.
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