2017 Point-of-care Ultrasound AM

Las Vegas, NV US
May 1, 2017

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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Appreciate the basics of ultrasound physics and technology and the fundamentals to operate a portable ultrasound machine (“knobology”).
  2. Differentiate between the different types of ultrasound transducers and select the correct transducer type for various point-of-care applications.
  3. Demonstrate proper techniques to perform a focused cardiac and lung ultrasound exam and recognize common thoracic pathologies by interpreting abnormal thoracic ultrasound images.
  4. 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.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful 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 Non-physician
Course opens: 
05/01/2017
Course expires: 
05/01/2020
Event starts: 
05/01/2017 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
05/01/2017 - 12:00pm
Non-member cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
5
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89119
United States

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.

Faculty Disclosures:

FacultyDisclosuresCompany
Ria Dancel, MD, FAAPNothing to Disclose 
Ricardo A Franco Sadud, MDNothing to Disclose 
Daniel Schnobrich, MD      Nothing to Disclose 
Nilam J. Soni, MD, FHM, FACPRoyaltiesElsevier
Kirk Spencer, MDNothing to Disclose 
Faculty TrainersDisclosuresCompany
Brandon Boesch, MD  Nothing to Disclose 
Carolina Candotti, MDNothing to Disclose 
Joel Cho, MD, RPVI, RDCS, RDMS   Nothing to Disclose 
Renee K. Dversdal, MD, FACPNothing to Disclose 
Venkat Kalidindi MD, FHMNothing to Disclose 
Gigi Y. Liu, MD, MScNothing to Disclose 
Benji K. Mathews, MDNothing to Disclose 
Gregory Mints, MDNothing to Disclose 
Trevor Prosch Jensen, MD, MSNothing to Disclose 
Gerard Salame, MDNothing to Disclose 

Available Credit

  • 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.75 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful 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 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2017
Course expires: 
05/01/2020

Price

Non-member cost:
$0.00
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