2017 Point-of-care Ultrasound AM
Point-of-care ultrasound has become an indispensable bedside tool in the evaluation of acutely ill patients. Portable ultrasound machines continue to become more compact and available in hospitals. As frontline providers, hospitalists have found point-of-care ultrasound to be an essential tool in the management of their patients. This pre-course uses a combination of high-yield didactic sessions and hands-on training to reveal an entirely new way of looking at patients through the lens of ultrasound. The course starts with a review of the basics of ultrasound technology and then dives into its myriad applications for diagnostic purposes. Essential maneuvers such as basic cardiac evaluation; scanning for pleural effusions, pneumothorax, and ascites; evaluation for lower extremity deep venous thrombosis; and evaluation of abdominal organs are all elucidated in an interactive atmosphere highly conducive to learning. Participants will experience low participant-to-trainer ratios and many live models to practice imaging techniques. The course employs cutting-edge equipment and is led by expert faculty gathered from across the country.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:
- Appreciate the basics of ultrasound physics and technology and the fundamentals to operate a portable ultrasound machine (“knobology”).
- Differentiate between the different types of ultrasound transducers and select the correct transducer type for various point-of-care applications.
- Demonstrate proper techniques to perform a focused cardiac and lung ultrasound exam and recognize common thoracic pathologies by interpreting abnormal thoracic ultrasound images.
- Visualize the normal sonographic appearance of abdominal solid organs and vasculature of the neck and lower extremities, and interpret a series of abnormal ultrasound images to recognize gross pathologies.
Accreditation and Designation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Blackwell Futura Media Services and the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). Blackwell Futura Media Services is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.”
Blackwell Futura Media Services designates this live meeting for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
|Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP||Nothing to Disclose|
|Ricardo A Franco Sadud, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Daniel Schnobrich, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACP||Royalties||Elsevier|
|Kirk Spencer, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Brandon Boesch, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Carolina Candotti, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Joel Cho, MD, RPVI, RDCS, RDMS||Nothing to Disclose|
|Renee K. Dversdal, MD, FACP||Nothing to Disclose|
|Venkat Kalidindi MD, FHM||Nothing to Disclose|
|Gigi Y. Liu, MD, MSc||Nothing to Disclose|
|Benji K. Mathews, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Gregory Mints, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
|Trevor Prosch Jensen, MD, MS||Nothing to Disclose|
|Gerard Salame, MD||Nothing to Disclose|
- 4.75 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation PointsSuccessful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.75 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
- 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 4.75 Non-physician