The course is a combination of short didactics on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) followed by hands on training and direct observation of the skills taught to the participants. POCUS applications used in both trauma patients and critically ill medical patients are practiced on standardized patients with a participant to instructor ration of about 1:4. The exams taught are all within the scope of emergency medicine as defined American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) or have data supporting the POCUS application through the literature.
Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Understand applications for common point-of-care ultrasound examinations
- Learn standard views and normal anatomy on standardized patients
- Acquire necessary psychomotor skills to obtain adequate POCUS images for common ED exams
- Identify an approach to use ultrasound in the critically ill and learn to recognize pathology
Activity Director: William Scheels, MD
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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.