This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can be applied to the emergency department setting to reduce the need for opioid prescriptions while treating patients' acute, traumatic pain. Learn more about the growing opioid crisis and steps that can be taken in the emergency department to reduce this epidemic.
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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How should you position a patient for comfort during a paravertebral nerve block? How do you know that you are injecting local anesthetic into the paravertebral space? How does the parietal pleura appear on ultrasound? These questions and more are answered in the Paravertebral Nerve Block course.
Understand the basic ultrasound views and techniques associated with performing an ultrasound pelvic examination for first trimester pregnancy, surrounding anatomical structures, and proper equipment settings. In addition, support literature, case studies, pathology images, and videos may be included for review.
This course combines concepts and applications that are encountered in perioperative ultrasound. Take your time and explore sections on airway management, evaluating for gastric content, cardiac views, advanced cardiac imaging, the eFAST exam, the RUSH exam, lung ultrasound and assessment, and ocular pathologies.
As you progress, earn certificates of completion in eFAST, Cardiac Imaging 1, Lung, Ocular, and RUSH with an 80% on higher on each post-test! These passed tests are required prior to taking the Perioperative Ultrasound post-test.
Gain an understanding of the procedures and techniques used to place a peripheral line using ultrasound guidance. Learn to identify adjacent anatomical structures and how to master the correct equipment settings for the procedure.
Review and learn to identify anatomical structures visualized during a popliteal sciatic nerve block with ultrasound guidance; determine the locations of the popliteal artery and vein, and how to locate the perineal and tibial nerve branch, which is ideal for the nerve block placement.
The RUSH course is designed for medical professionals with comprehensive knowledge of the core underlying concepts of the RUSH protocol, which includes cardiac, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), eFAST, lung, aorta, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) ultrasound examinations. Learn the RUSH protocol for assessing patients in shock.
When trying to diagnose a partial rotator cuff tear on ultrasound, how should the patient be positioned? Why should you avoid anisotropic artifact during a shoulder scan? What kind of transducer should be used for an obese patient when performing a lateral shoulder injection?
All of these questions, and more, are addressed in the shoulder course. Learn to differentiate normal and abnormal shoulder onscreen anatomy and become familiar with the transducer positioning and angling methods that will help you develop a more accurate ultrasound-guided shoulder injection technique.
After completion of the Supraclavicular Nerve Block course, participants should be able to: identify the subclavian artery and nerve trunks, ribs, and pleura, as well as describe the needle placement and injection technique used for the supraclavicular nerve block.
In this first part of the Ultrasound Instrumentation course, you will develop the confidence to understand the system components, equipment controls and settings, and techniques for necessary for creating an ultrasound image.
In the second part of the Ultrasound Instrumentation Course, you will advance your skills on creating a quality diagnostic image by understanding the concepts of acoustics, Doppler controls and optimizing images, and ultrasound safety and bioeffects.
Point-of-care ultrasound is a powerful tool for cannulation. As the demographic of the average hemodialysis patient changes, the prevalence of difficult to cannulate vascular accesses increases. This course describes the technique of dialysis cannulation from equipment set-up, patient positioning, and securing the cannula to anatomical variables and pathology.