160978 - 2019 Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop
- : Online
This two day workshop will provide GPs with opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of performing and interpreting ultrasound images to better inform diagnosis and referral pathways for the patients.
Relevance to General Practice
GPs in rural areas are more likely to use ultrasound than their urban colleagues in general practice, due to the difficulty of their patients’ accessing investigative tools. Ultrasound in clinical management can potentially have both monetary and beneficial patient outcome results whilst limiting long-distance transfers or retrievals to tertiary centres.This ultrasound course is directed to the local rural and regional general practitioners and provides an introduction to basic ultrasound techniques which can then be used as a springboard for future learning. Whilst the course provides an introduction to ultrasound, it can also be used as a networking and knowledge sharing opportunity.
Please see attached Needs Assessment for more information.
- Effectively perform and interpret ultrasound images in E-Fast, AAA and of venous access to better inform diagnosis and referral options for patients
- Outline the ultrasound techniques and describe the parameters that define the safe use of diagnostic ultrasound
- Identify how an ultrasound image is obtained and how the use of the controls on ultrasound equipment can be used to alter the image in order to obtain an optima
- Understand of the physical principles underpinning the practice of diagnostic ultrasound.