Emergency Medicine/ Point of Care Ultrasound (July)



Capitalize on the speed and accuracy of ultrasound to take advantage of every minute as “golden hour” is one of the pillars of emergency medicine - having the skills to evaluate the abdomen (the FAST procedure) in adult and pediatric patients, cardiac in adult and pediatric patients, and first trimester pregnancy ultrasound may make the difference between life and death! Participants in this emergency/point of care ultrasound course will benefit from hands-on scan labs where they'll practice the essential skills and techniques to acquire an ultrasound image for quick and accurate diagnosis in all patient age groups.

This two day course begins both days with lecture where faculty will review the basics: Ultrasound physics, instrumentation, anatomy, and protocols. Following lecture, participants will benefit from on-site scanning lab with live models for extensive hands-on practice. The course content is based on ACEP guidelines for the performance of emergency medicine ultrasound.


  • Anatomy of the abdominal and retroperitoneal structures
  • Anatomy differences in adult and pediatric patients
  • Focused Assessment by Sonography in Trauma (FAST) procedure protocol
  • Cardiac 2D imaging
  • Bedside evaluation of pericardial and pleural effusion
  • Venous system evaluation
  • First trimester and ectopic pregnancy with endovaginal imaging
  • Soft tissue and musculoskeletal imaging
  • Ocular traumatic and non-traumatic evaluation
  • Ultrasound appearance of pathology in case studies
  • Introduction to ultrasound-guided procedures
16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum

Venue: Advanced Health Education Center


July 28-29, 2021


Houston, Texas 77074, United States




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