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Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound - Virtual Conference

Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound

Dates: November 8 - 10, 2021

 

Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Dates: November 8 - 10, 2021

  • Trusted Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound CME Leader Since 1985
  • Most Comprehensive Hands-On Abdominal Ultrasound Course Available
  • Master Level Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound Faculty
  • Lifetime Access to E-Course Materials
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation

Overview

Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound Virtual Conference is taught by leading abdominal and primary care ultrasound experts and covers liver, Gallbladder/biliary tree, renal/bladder, pancreas, spleen, abdominal aorta, GI tract, trauma, thyroid, scrotal, and soft-tissue applications. The abdominal and primary care ultrasound course includes comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations.

Combine the Abdominal/Primary Care Ultrasound course with the 2-day OB-GYN Ultrasound Program to expand your diagnostic skills and patient services. Attending the combined Abdominal/Primary Care and OB-GYN Ultrasound courses also provides a tuition discount..

Code: A-211VC
ID: 5282

Schedule

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Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Anatomy/Scan Techniques
  • Abdominal Aorta
  • Liver Sonography & Pathology
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tree Sonography & Pathology
  • Spleen, Pancreas, and Renal Sonography
  • Scrotal / Testicular
  • Evaluation of the Appendix & GI Tract
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • E-FAST Exam
  • Soft Tissue & MSK Applications
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix & GI Tract
  • Interactive Case Studies

Objectives

  • Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  • Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  • Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis (optional lecture).
  • Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis (optional lecture).
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (FAST exam).
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques & interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Tuition

Registration: $1,125.00

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Audience

This Live Web-streamed Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound course is designed for Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who have little or no experience performing and/or interpreting the ultrasound examinations, but have a desire to expand their skills to integrate the use of ultrasound into clinical practice. Physicians may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine, family practice, primary care, and general surgery.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Emily M. Downs  BS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT

University of Colorado Hospital.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program of Denver
Denver, CO.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  Co-Medical Director

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director.
University of South Florida.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Tampa, FL.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Trisha Reo  RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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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 internet live activity for a maximum of 12.00 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

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Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

Click to see video

35 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

150,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, PROVEN RESULTS