82936 - Introductory Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine
- : Online
Introductory Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine courses are delivered with a focus on practical sessions and with over 22 hours of scanning over five days. At the end of this course you will be able to demonstrate proficiency in performing and interpreting emergency ultrasound scans – including:
• Vascular access (through experience gained on ultrasound phantoms)
• Basic echo in life support including RUSH and HI-MAP
Designed by doctors, for doctors, the courses are aimed at candidates with little or no prior ultrasound experience.
Many medical organisations and professional bodies, in Australia and internationally, include ultrasound training for GP’s in their curricula and policies.
Rural and remote GP’s perform the function of emergency physicians in their unique locales. The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) states in its policy document The Use of Bedside Ultrasound by Emergency Physicians that “ultrasound examination, interpretation and clinical correlation should be available in a timely manner 24 hours a day for emergency department patients”. The policy further states that “Emergency physicians providing emergency ultrasound services should possess appropriate training and hands-on experience to perform and interpret limited bedside ultrasound imaging”.
The ACEM policy P22 Credentialling for ED Ultrasonography states “Ultrasound imaging has been shown to enhance the clinician’s ability to assess and manage patients with a variety of acute illnesses and injuries.”