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Ultrasound in Emergency & Trauma — USET

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 Providers, 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

11:30-12:00pm  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, and will be provided to participants 6 weeks prior to course.

Pre-Test & Post-Test: Onsite Administration

Evaluation Form: Onsite Administration

Certificate: Onsite Administration (if course fee is paid prior to course) or E-mail Administration (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.

Paula Ferrada, MD


Local Coordinator: Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The Course Coordinator can be local or international

Number of Participants: Ratio of instructors to students 1:6

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