Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasonography

Course providers

10 hour course

Intended for:

  • emergency department physicians

Accreditation: 9.0 MainPro-C | 9.0 MainPro-M1 | up to 18.0 Section 1 credits

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  • didactic and practical teaching sessions; hands-on ultrasound experience
  • one-to-one bedside teaching on live models
  • course content on CD

Based on:

Equipment used: ultrasound machines

This course travels across Canada and is available at local hospitals upon request. It will be available at the St. Paul’s Emergency Update conference.

Topics covered:

Ultrasound physics, image generation and interpretation, ultrasound psychomotor skills, and indications for and limitations of EDTU

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of ultrasound physics, image generation and interpretation, and image artifact
  2. Understand the different types of probes used to generate images and the “knobology” of the ultrasound machine
  3. Generate limited focused images for all the primary applications of EDTU including FAST, echocardiography, abdominal aorta, pelvic ultrasound in pregnancy, and procedural ultrasound
  4. Identify all the important anatomic structures on an ultrasound image that are necessary to interpret the primary examinations
  5. Learn the psychomotor skills necessary to generate accurate ultrasound images
  6. Understand the indications for and limitations of EDTU
  7. Understand the difference between EDTU and a formal ultrasound performed in the radiology department
  8. Understand how EDTU is to be used in the clinical assessment of patients and clinical algorithms for patient care
  9. Understand the requirements for training and certification in EDTU
  10. Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program at your local emergency department

Procedural skills learned:

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Affiliated with:
Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)
Northern CME (NCME)