The activity is directed towards patients in the emergency department experiencing a variety of symptoms and illnesses, including but not limited to trauma, sepsis, undifferentiated hypotension, abdominal pain, chest pain, respiratory distress, and other more focused patient presentations. It can also be applicable to patients in both an inpatient and outpatient settings where ultrasound is available.
Emergency Medicine Physicians
Participants of the skills lab will have dedicated lecture time followed by hands on training of basic emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound exams proctored by ultrasound trained faculty. The core emergency medicine ultrasound applications including E-FAST, basic cardiac, abdominal aorta, skin/soft tissue, ocular and pulmonary exams will be taught and practiced. Basic ultrasound applications, image acquisition, interpretation of normal anatomy and pathology, and psychomotor skills for conditions with potential high morbidity and mortality will be taught and then demonstrated by participants on standardized patients.
Activity Director: William Scheels, MD
Planning Committee: Mary Beth Phelan, 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.