Ultrasound in Rural Medicine and Introduction to Obstetric Ultrasound - Gold Coast
- : Online
Point of care ultrasound machine has become increasingly popular and affordable among general practitioners, particularly those working in rural remote areas. However, clinical ultrasound is one of the most highly operator-dependent skills, limited by time constraints, user experience and misleading images known as artifacts. This 5-day course is designed to give the general clinicians, and particularly, rural practitioners a solid grounding in the basics of ultrasound in E-FAST protocol, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) assessment, gall bladder, early pregnancy, basic cardiac and guided vascular access to provide safe and quality assured health care services.
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Predisposing activity (online material e-mailed to candidates upon enrolment) - 2 hours Each participant receives a login to the AIU online global learning community website prior to attending this workshop, where they have access study modules which contains didactic explanations related to the whole content of the workshop. At the end of each module, the participants have to answer MCQ test. A successful completion is regarded when a score of 8 out of 10 is obtained.
Reinforcing Activity The reinforcing activity is to submit one case with de-identified images and clips. Participants are able to upload these via the AIU online Global Learning Community website.
- 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 EFAST, AAA, Renal & Biliary Tract, Cardiac, Vascular Access, Nerve Blocks, & Pregnancy ultrasounds