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


Faculty:
Malka Stromer
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC078030
Brochure Code:
PLW77227
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: 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The days of relying solely on the stethoscope are outdated – you don’t have to rely on listening and looking alone.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 hand-on live webcast 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 – sign up today!

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 live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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 mental health professionals.  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 professions standards.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 6.0 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours. 


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 6.3 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 6.0 hours for completing this program.


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 (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



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

Click here to purchase the DVD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, The Self-Compassion Deck, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Soothe, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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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