After completing the aorta ultrasound course, participants should be able to: identify the anatomical structures visualized during the aorta examination, recognize the various types of abdominal aortic aneurysms and perform their associated measurements, and determine the preferred transducer to perform the aorta exam.
The following point-of-care ultrasound courses are recommended for you based on what we know about your interests. You can follow the suggested curriculum, or explore other materials at your own pace. To view other available courses, click the courses button at the top of this page.
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- Anesthesia (Regional)
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- Cath Lab
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- EMS/Air Med
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- Interv Rad
- Medical Education
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Pain Mgmt (Anesthesia)
- Pain Mgmt (Physiatry)
- Physical Med & Rehab
- Physical Therapy
- Sports Medicine
- Surgery (Breast - ASC)
- Surgery (General)
- Vascular Lab
- Vascular Surgery
- VET (EQUINE)
- VET (SMALL ANIMAL)
The axillary block is a plexus block at the terminal branches of the brachial plexus, designed to anesthetize the major motor and sensory nerves in the distal arm, elbow, wrist, forearm, hand, and fingers. Course participants will learn the anatomy of the axillary vessels and musculocutaneous nerve and the technique for performing an axillary nerve block.
How do you angle the transducer to get a parasternal long axis view of the heart in the Emergency Department? Which kind of transducer should you use? How is the cardiology orientation different? And how, exactly, do you measure fluid responsiveness using the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC)?
Cardiac 1 introduces these questions (and answers!), and much more. Develop an understanding of how emergency medicine and cardiology applications differ, and test your knowledge of different views of the heart.
Central Line placement is one of the most common hospital procedures, and yet it is not without risk. Ultrasound-guided Central Venous Catheter (CVC) placement reduces some of the more severe risks, such as pneumothoraces and CLABSI. Learn the procedures, techniques, and best practices associated with placing a central line under ultrasound guidance while minimizing risks of iatrogenic complications.
Point-of-care ultrasound is a powerful tool in evaluating a patient for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This course describes the simplified protocol of assessing the common femoral and popliteal veins for DVT, a method that is well-accepted when used in conjunction with clinical assessments for ruling in/out DVT.
This valuable exam assesses the trauma patient for internal free fluid collection in the thorax and abdomen. Course participants will learn to identify the internal anatomy seen during the eFAST examination on ultrasound. In addition, students must be able to recognize abnormalities commonly encountered during an eFAST exam, and determine the appropriate transducer for different patient body types.
Learn how to avoid common pitfalls by perfecting identification of surrounding anatomical structures, such as the femoral vessels and lymphatic tissues. Understand correct transducer positioning for optimal needle visualization and how to determine sufficient anesthetic spread.
The gallbladder is not a fixed organ. Learn the best anatomical landmarks to help you locate and correctly identify the gallbladder and assess for cholecystitis and/or cholelithiasis. Differentiate between hepatic and portal veins and other vessels like ducts and arteries, and learn to spot the symptoms of gallbladder pathology, such as pericholecystic fluid, enlarged bile duct and gallbladder walls, and gallstones.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their hip injection skills. Learn best practices for proximal hamstring, pubic symphysis, and sacroiliac (out of plane technique) injections. Develop an understanding of which surrounding sensitive anatomy to avoid.
Develop a basic understanding of how to position the body for optimal needle insertion during an infraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block. Determine ideal ultrasound depth settings, identify the lateral, medial, posterior cords of the infraclavicular nerve using lateral movement of the transducer, and learn how to position and view the analgesia insertion on ultrasound.
The Interscalene Nerve Block course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to improve accuracy of nerve blocks using ultrasound guidance. This course covers patient positioning, transducer angling, identification of important vasculature, the location and appearance of the brachial plexus nerves, and the effective position of the needle for analgesic injection.
Lung ultrasound is a new and exciting frontier for point-of-care imaging. Recently, studies have shown that air, once considered a hindering artifact on ultrasound scans, can be used to identify specific lung pathologies, like pneumonia. This course reviews lung ultrasound as it relates to the point-of-care market.