Ultrasound for Fracture Assessment
  • Purpose for Utilizing Ultrasound for Fracture Assessment
  • Transducer Selection
  • Probe Placement & Orientation
  • Image Optimization
  • Scanning Protocol, Techniques & Tips
  • Rib Fracture Assessment

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Date of Original Release: 1/10/2017
This edition valid for credit through: 1/10/2020

Price:  $20.00
Code: VIT-FRAC
0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

 

Details
At the completion, the sonographer will be familiar with the examination techniques for fracture assessment of the extremities and ribs.
Topics & Objectives

Topics

  • Purpose for Utilizing Ultrasound for Fracture Assessment
  • Transducer Selection
  • Probe Placement & Orientation
  • Image Optimization
  • Scanning Protocol, Techniques & Tips
  • Rib Fracture Assessment

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity the learner should be able to:

  1. Recognize the correct transducer type when performing ultrasound for fracture assessment
  2. Demonstrate the scanning technique for fracture assessment of an extremity
  3. Demonstrate the scanning technique when assessing for rib fractures
Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, sonographers, or other medical professionals performing point of care fracture assessment ultrasound examinations. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to): emergency medicine, trauma, surgeons, critical care, hospitalists, internal medicine, and primary care physicians.
Course Instructors

Mark Swanson

RT, RDMS, RVT

Clinical Instructor,
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Continuing Education Credits
The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.
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