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Digital Seminar

Point of Care Ultrasound Course: Diagnose the Critical Issues Faster!


Faculty:
Malka Stromer
Duration:
5 Hours 56 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Mar 02, 2020
Product Code:
POS078030
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

In the fast-paced setting of healthcare, you have limited time to make critical evaluations. Precious minutes tick away while you order and transport the patient for imaging.

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is changing the way that advanced practice health professionals evaluate their incoming patients. Imagine if you had the ability to identify a patient’s internal problem – on the spot! Point-of-care ultrasound gives you this ability.

The days of relying solely on the stethoscope are outdated – you don’t have to rely on listening and looking alone. Take off the blindfold that has been preventing you from dynamically observing tissues in vivo! With this game changing technology, you will create a new standard of evaluation:

  • Detect fluid in the pericardium
  • Identify abdominal aortic aneurysms as early as possible
  • Catch a DVT before it has a chance to embolize

This recording will walk you through everything you need to know to begin using point-of-care ultrasound imaging – from primary care settings to emergent care. With this tool, you’ll be able to quickly identify a diagnosis AND cut down on unnecessary radiation.

Learn why this technology is taking the medical world by storm!

Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 03/02/2023.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Physician Assistants

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Physicians

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this self-study activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 03/02/2020. It was last reviewed on 11/10/2019 and is valid until 11/10/2022.

 

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Malka Stromer Related seminars and products: 1

MEd, BSc, RDMS


Malka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer whose clinical skills were fostered at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound, in Toronto, Canada. Malka has spent the past 13 years of her career sharing her enthusiasm for sonography as a professor. Malka has spoken at various professional events and education institutions on topics including sonography of the bowel and her research in the ethics of obstetrical ultrasound. She has authored a chapter in a sonography text, and has won a research award through the SDMS, and most recently the John and Suanne Rouche Excellence Award through the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges. Malka is owner of Sound Sports Imaging, LLC, and together with her colleague Jeannine Noble, now teaches point-of-care and musculoskeletal ultrasound to health care professionals around the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Malka Stromer is a managing partner at Sound Sports Imaging, LLC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University-Arizona. Ms. Stromer has an employment relationship with Arizona Women’s Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Malka Stromer is a member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Explain the indications for specialized point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
  2. Critique ultrasound images of anatomy appropriate for point-of-care examination.
  3. Compare normal vs abnormal ultrasound appearances for specialized point-of-care ultrasound.
  4. Analyze ultrasound images for specialized point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
  5. Discuss how point-of-care ultrasound findings can be utilized in patient management.
  6. Utilize appropriate techniques for reporting results of point-of-care ultrasound examinations.

Outline

Point-of-Care Ultrasound vs Traditional Imaging: What You Need to Know
  • Dynamic vs static imaging
  • Bilateral comparison
  • Differentiation of solid vs fluid
  • Sound waves vs radiation
Get Comfortable with the Device
  • Determine appropriate transducer and placement/pressure
  • What do all the knobs do?
  • Gray vs white vs black – Echogenicity of tissue and structures
Image Interpretation and Assessments
  • Step-by-step guide for evaluation
  • Optimal patient positioning and scanning protocol
  • Spot the abnormality!
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Asymptomatic and easy to miss without POCUS
  • Prevention – who is most at risk?
  • Screening protocol for primary care
Abdominal Trauma
  • The ticking time bomb – internal bleeding
  • The easy target: liver damage via blunt force trauma
  • Frequent source of bleeding: spleen
Hepatobiliary
  • Primary culprit of abdominal pain: gallbladder
  • Biliary dilation, gallbladder attack
Cardiac and Lung
  • Pleural and pericardial effusions
  • Cardiac overload
  • Collapsed lung
Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Spot the warning signs early: Leg pain, swollen legs
  • Catch them before they embolize
Obstetrics – First Trimester
  • Is what you’re seeing indicative of normal outcomes?
  • Identify embryologic structures
  • Ectopic and tubal pregnancies
Forging a new frontier
  • Risks and limitations
  • When to proceed with additional imaging
  • Billing and coding
  • Tips for bringing this service into your wheelhouse

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician’s Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • EMT/Paramedics
  • Sonographers

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