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143175 - Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) 3-day Course

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Point of Care ultrasound (POCUS) is a real time, non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic tool which involves both theoretical and practical domains. Currently, POCUS is an expected component of the emergency physician skills. However, sometimes, it is hard to attend long courses when you have a busy schedule and specific ultrasound learning needs. This course was designed for those who only need to integrate Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm (AAA), Extended Focused Abdominal Scan for Trauma (E-FAST) and Basic Echocardiography in Life Support (BELS) into their clinical practice. Each day you will learn how to recognise, acquire and interpret a diagnostic quality scan set, so that you can return home and start safe proctored practice. As you require a well-founded grounding in basic scanning techniques this course emphasises on practical aspects led by expert sonographers and clinicians.

Relevance to General Practice

General practitioners play an essential role regarding primary diagnosis and management plan. A good example is that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recently requested the department of Health and Aging for a detail review regarding of funding arrangements for diagnosis imaging services [1]. Additionally, general practitioners performing real-time point of care ultrasound study has been supported by numerous trials when equipment, documentation and appropriate training are available [3-6]. The Curriculum for Australian General Practice, which defines the learning pathways in general practice, outlines that appropriate procedures should be undertaken, documented and aftercare with informed consent to maintain quality care, under the core Domain 2 - Applied professional Knowledge and skilled [2].

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis.
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound in general practice.
  • Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions.
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions.
  • Perform E-FAST, AAA and Cardiac (BELS) protocols and ultrasound guided vascular needling.
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    143175 - Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) 3-day Course
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    18.5 hours
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    18.5 hours
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