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Point of Care Ultrasound

 

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Agenda

Group #1

Basic Echocardiography

 

Days Objectives:

• Acquire standard basic echocardiography views on simulated patients.

• Complete full point of care echocardiogram studies after each required view is learned.

• Operate standard point of care ultrasound machines and describe how to perform basic adjustments on machines along with patient maneuvers in order to optimize images.

 

8:00 – 9:00

Review Lecture

Basic Bedside Echocardiography Views and Interpretation

 

Review Lecture Objectives:

• Recognize point of care ultrasound as a goal-directed examination focused on answering straightforward clinical questions at bedside.

• Describe how to acquire basic views required for point of care echocardiography, including parasternal long and short axis views, apical 4 chamber view, subcostal 4 chamber view and IVC long axis view.

• Interpret images acquired at the bedside, focusing on pathologies commonly encountered in critically ill patients.

 

9:00 – 10:20

Hands On – Echo Views

Subcostal Views

 

10:20 – 10:40

Break

 

10:40 – 12:00

Hands On – Echo Views

Parasternal Views

 

12:00 – 12:50

Lunch

Combined Lecture – Bedside Ultrasound in Critically Ill Patients

 

Lunchtime Lecture Objectives:

• Review Canadian recommendations for critical care ultrasound training and competency.

• Describe the core competencies for critical care echocardiography include basic echocardiography, lung and pleura ultrasound, guidance for vascular access and identification of abdominal free fluid.

 

12:50 – 14:10

Hands On – Echo Views

Apical Views

 

14:10 – 14:30

Break

 

14:30 – 15:50

Hands On – Echo Views

Full Studies and Hemodynamics

 

15:50 – 16:30

Echo Case Review 

 

Closing Lecture Objectives:

• Interpret echocardiograms depicting common pathologies in critically ill patients.

• Devise management plans based on pathologies depicted.

 

16:30 – 17:00

Wrap Up and Questions

 

 

Group #2

Lung, Vascular and Abdominal 

Days Objectives:

• Operate and  manipulate probes to acquire standard views for thoracic, abdominal, and lower limb DVT diagnostic ultrasound.

• Acquire  standard views and perform  ultrasound assisted procedures such as vascular access, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, and paracentesis

• Independently perform diagnostic thoracic ultrasound, focused abdominal, and focused vascular ultrasound.

• Describe the ultrasound machine and how to optimize images utilizing the machine and patient maneuvers.

 

8:00 – 9:00

Review Lectures

Lung/Pleura, Limited Abdomen, Vascular Access and Deep Venous Thrombosis

 

Review Lecture Objectives:

• Recognize point of care ultrasound as a goal-directed examination focused on answering straightforward clinical questions at bedside.

• Describe how to acquire basic views required for point of care body ultrasound in the chest, abdomen and lower limb vessels.

• Briefly review material from pre-course online lectures.

 

9:00 – 10:20

Hands On – Body Views and Procedures

A – Lung and Pleura

B – Limited Abdomen

C – Aorta and DVT

D – Vascular Access

 

10:20 – 10:40

Break

 

10:40 – 12:00

Hands On – Body Views and Procedures

A, B, C or D

 

12:00 – 12:50

Lunch

 

Combined Lecture – Bedside Ultrasound in Critically Ill Patients

Lunchtime Lecture Objectives:

• Review Canadian recommendations for critical care ultrasound training and competency.

• Describe the core competencies for critical care echocardiography include basic echocardiography, lung and pleura ultrasound, guidance for vascular access and identification of abdominal free fluid.

 

12:50 – 14:10

Hands On – Body Views and Procedures

A, B, C or D

 

14:10 – 14:30

Break

 

14:30 – 15:50

Hands On – Body Views and Procedures

A, B, C or D

  

15:50 – 16:30

Body Ultrasound Case Review 

 

Closing Lecture Objectives:

• Interpret thoracic, abdominal, and lower limb vessels images depicting common pathologies in critically ill patients.

• Formulate differential diagnoses based on images and case histories provided.

• Formulate a “plan-of-action” for further management, including further imaging.

• Devise management plans based on some pathologies depicted.

16:30 –17:00

Wrap Up and Questions