June 22 Jun 22
2015
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Ultrasound in the Crashing Patient; Essential Techniques in the Resuscitation of the Critically Ill

Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Stanford, CA

A Continuing Medical Education Conference presented by the Department of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine

Statement of Need

The American Medical Association has recognized the utility of ultrasound; it recommends training and education standards are developed by each physician’s respective specialty. It has been proven that bedside ultrasound allows the treating physician to more quickly determine the cause of life-threatening illness. If invasive procedures must be performed, they can be done under ultrasound guidance (instead of using blind landmark techniques), decreasing the risk of complications. This has been recommended by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as a key intervention.

Emergency Medicine was an early adopter of point-of-care ultrasound due to the need for rapid evaluation of critically ill patients. Now other specialty organizations, including critical care, surgery, internal medicine, ob-gyn, and pediatrics are starting to include ultrasound during residency training. However, many currently practicing physicians trained before ultrasound training was available. This course will provide strategies on how to use point-of-care ultrasound as well as provide hands-on training on ultrasound techniques.

Target Audience

This national conference is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians specializing in cardiology, family practice, primary care, general surgery, internal medicine, anesthesia, emergency medicine, critical care, and ortho.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop skills to utilize point-of-care ultrasound to improve the clinical evaluations of patients specifically employing cardiac, thoracic, abdominal, vascular, ocular and soft tissue ultrasound applications.
  • Develop skills to utilize point of care ultrasound to more safely perform potentially high-risk procedures in both hospital and office based medical practice

Conference Contact

Assistant Director, Development Events, Office of Development

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