Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
ADVANCED EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND
7:30 Welcome/Continental Breakfast
8:00 Cardiac Ultrasound
Overview 2D scan planes/normal anatomy
9:15 Cardiac Pathology/Case Studies (interactive)
10:30 Venous Imaging Techniques
11:30 Testicular & Scrotal Ultrasound
12:30 Lunch (on own)
1:30 Hands-on (cardiac, vascular, testicular)
7:45 Welcome/Continental Breakfast
8:00 Miscellaneous Soft Tissue Applications – Part 1
US-guided Vascular Access Applications
Evaluation for Pneumothorax
Evaluation of Soft Tissue Infections
Evaluation & Aspiration of Fluid Collections
9:45 Miscellaneous Soft Tissue Applications – Part 2
Foreign Body Localization
Evaluation of suspected Musculoskeletal Applications
Evaluation of bony cortices for rapid fracture diagnosis/post-reduction bony
Evaluation of the Eye for Selected Ocular Emergencies
11:15 Advanced Abdominal Case Studies
12:30 Lunch (on own)
* Optional Webinar: U/S Guided nerve blocks
1:30 Hands-On (vascular access, foreign body, smorgasbord)
**This is a tentative course itinerary. Lecture times/days may be subject to change.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.0 AMA
PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of
their participation in the activity
The planning committee has determined a need for the following educational activity based on
request from the medical community, expanded utilization of ultrasound, and lab accreditation
At the completion of the program, the participant should be able to:
1. Identify sonographic characteristics associated with hepatobiliary disease, pancreatic
pathology, renal disease and fluid localization.
2. Explain the role of ultrasound for extended applications (including but not limited to)
pneumothorax, ocular and musculoskeletal procedures in the emergency department.
3. Demonstrate the use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access.
4. Explain imaging techniques and routine scan planes used in cardiac ultrasound.
5. Recognize normal cardiac structures and identify ultrasound findings associated with
cardiomyopathy, pericardial effusion, cardiogenic shock, dissection and other hypotensive
6. Discuss imaging techniques, normal & abnormal characteristics associated with lower
extremity venous examinations.
7. Explain examination techniques, normal sonographic findings and commonly seen
abnormalities associated with testicular ultrasound.
8. Describe scanning techniques used in foreign body localization.
9. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency
Medicine Ultrasound examinations.
10. Apply the information discussed in a clinical setting (ideally under supervised conditions
until an acceptable level of proficiency and appropriate hospital credentialing has been