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Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma — USET

Course Name USET — Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma 
Description

PRACTICAL COURSE:  Ultrasound for Trauma

The workshop takes place in two separate modules. The first component involves training in the FAST sequence for emergency department staff and the second component involves the ultrasound emergency.

The FAST module is 8 hours of training focused on basic ultrasound processes to support rapid diagnosis in the emergency room especially for trauma situations. This module is focused on the analysis of special situations and complex simulation exercises to prepare staff for the highest demands in real situations. It is discussed new uses for this versatile tool to support as a complement to the comprehensive review of trauma patients.

General Objective The workshop ULTRASOUND IN EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA, has been developed to train, with the most complete information, on management of emergency ultrasound to staff facing day to day the management of patients suffering from traumatic events and medical emergencies at the hospital.
Specific Objectives

Determine the level of students' knowledge about the use of ultrasound in trauma and emergency in addition to the different methods of examination in the emergency room.

Provide the necessary tools for quick and convenient ultrasound techniques in trauma patients.

Arrange the mindset of work, coordinate the use of ultrasound in the emergency room, and learn the limitations and benefits of ultrasound.

Teach key skills focused to assess with ultrasound trauma and emergencies within the emergency room with emphasis on real experiences lived by the group of expert teachers.

Target Audience
(who should attend)
Trauma Surgeons
General Surgeons
Emergency Physicians
Intensivists
Anesthesiologist
EMS Provider
Nurses
Residents
Students
Course Agenda
 TIME  ACTIVITY
 8:00-8:30 am  Pre-test & Introduction
 8:30-9:15   Basic Physics of Ultrasound/Transducers, Doppler, Duplex
 9:15-10:00  FAST Sequence
 10:00-10:15  Break
 10:15-11:00  Emergency Ultrasound Applications
 11:00-11:30  Emergency Vascular Evaluation
 11:30-12:00 pm  Recognition of Equipment
 12:00-2:00   Lunch, Text Revision
 2:00-3:30   Practice on Stations on Standard Models
 3:30-5:30 Practice on Models with Intra-peritoneal Free Fluid
 5:30-6:00  Evaluation and Certification
Manual Available in the following languages:
Spanish
Portuguese
Administration to students prior to course:  6 weeks in advance
Pre-Test Onsite Administration
Post-Test Onsite Administration
Evaluation Form Onsite Administration
Certificate Onsite Administration (if course Fee is paid prior to course)
E-mail Administraion (upon receipt of payment post-course)
Course Duration 1 day
Course Director & Faculty

Course directors and faculty must be experts in the field of trauma and disaster. The director and faculty can be international or local experts. All course directors and faculty must be pre-approved. 

Please contact Katherine.Francisco@vcuhealth.org for a list of pre-approved directors and faculty.

Local Coordinator Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The Course Coordinator can be local or international
Number of Participants Ratio of instructors / students:   1/6
Cost & Logistic Information Please contact Katherine.Francisco@vcuhealth.org for course information fee  and logistics

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