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Point of Care Ultrasound


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Learning Objectives


By attending this activity, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe the utility and application of bedside point of care ultrasound

  • Demonstrate the skills of image acquisition in basic bedside ultrasound for lung and pleura, echocardiography, vascular access, abdominal free fluid, aorta and deep venous thrombosis, through hands-on instruction and practice

  • Diagnose conditions commonly identified at the bedside using point of care ultrasound, through clinical case review

  • Obtain real-time ultrasound-guided vascular access for central vessels (internal jugular vein, subclavian vein and femoral veins), peripheral veins, radial artery and femoral artery