The Division of Emergency Medicine is please to now be providing an annual course in fundamentals of ED point of care ultrasound.  This course will emphasize the “classic 4” views and 5 indications of point of care ultrasound in the ED and is aimed at practitioners who are beginning their pathway to competence in point of care ultrasound.

The “Classic 4” are:

-Abdominal assessment for intraperioneal fluid
-Abdominal aortic assessment for AAA
-Cardiac assessment from the subcostal position for both pericardial fluid or cardiac activity in cardiac arrest states
-Pelvic assessment for the presence of intra-uterine pregnancy

The course will feature an outstanding faculty to learner ratio for hands-on sessions as well as innovative image interpretation sessions.  These small group sessions emphasize interpretation skills and serve as intimate venues to reinforce clinical integration pathways.

Course directors are Drs. Ram Reddy and Laura Foxcroft and features faculty from within the division of EM’s talented group of point of care sonographers.

The date for the 2013 course will be July 11, 2013.  If you have interested in attending as a participant please contact us.