The Ultrasound Course

Developed for and taught by Emergency Physicians, The Ultrasound Course will provide you with the skills and resources to undertake ultrasound effectively and with confidence. Experienced faculty will develop your technical and interpretation skills, and enable you to integrate or extend ultrasound use and findings in your practice.

CORE COURSE ADVANCED COURSE
📅 Wednesday 18 May 2022
📅 Wednesday 21 September 2022
📅 Wednesday 8 June 2022
📅 Wednesday 7 December 2022
 

Developed for and taught by Emergency Physicians, The Ultrasound Course will provide you with the skills and resources to undertake ultrasound effectively and with confidence. Experienced faculty will develop your technical and interpretation skills, and enable you to integrate or extend ultrasound use and findings in your practice.

With two workshops available at specific experience levels, The Ultrasound Course – Core and The Ultrasound Course – Advanced, each course involves a combination of hands-on skills-stations, case-based discussions and lectures.

The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre is a major trauma, transplant and ECMO centre; seeing significant numbers of trauma and critically unwell patients. Ultrasound is used in the vast majority of these patients. Our internationally recognised team of experts that comprise The Ultrasound Course faculty draw on this experience to foster your skills and confidence in Ultrasound practice.

DATES:

Core Course (entry level):
Wednesday 18 May 2022
Wednesday 21 September 2022

Advanced Course:
Wednesday 8 June 2022
Wednesday 7 December 2022

LOCATION:
Conference Rooms
Monash SPHPM
Ground Floor
553 St Kilda Rd Melbourne 3004

 

The Ultrasound Course – Core

This entry-level course will provide you with basic probe handling and manipulation skills. Embark on developing your skills to perform and integrate eFAST and AAA scanning into your daily practice in the ED, Urgent Care Centre, ICU or GP practice.

An introduction to the vascular access module will improve your skills in gaining ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous, arterial and central access.

Registration includes approximately 10 hours of pre-course study (materials provided), to ensure you can get the most from your attendance.

Program includes:

Practical introduction to ultrasound equipment, including image optimisation and language/terminology guidance.

eFast
    • How-to
    • Pearls, pitfalls & limitations
    • Live demonstrations
    • Guided, hands-on live scanning practice
    • Integration into practice
    • Case discussions
 
AAA
    • How-to
    • Pearls, pitfalls & limitations
    • Live demonstrations
    • Guided, hands-on live scanning practice
    • Integration into practice
    • Case discussions
 
Vascular Access
    • How-to
    • Pearls, pitfalls & limitations
    • Model & phantom-based demonstration & guided, hands-on practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ultrasound Course – Advanced

This is an advanced level course. You will learn how to perform and integrate basic cardiac and lung ultrasound into critically unwell patients.

Topics covered in this module include assessing for a pericardial effusion and tamponade, basic assessment of the LV and RV function, assessing fluid status in the unwell patient and developing your skills in lung ultrasound to assess for pneumothorax, pneumonia, cardiac failure and effusions.

The course includes two pre-course quizzes.

Program includes:

Lecture/demonstration-based teaching:
    • How to perform a basic echo – views, anatomy & echo specific probe movement
    • Pathology: LV, RV, IVC, Pericardial effusion – pearls & pitfalls
    • Volume assessment
    • ABC’s of lung ultrasound
    • Integrating lung ultrasound into clinical practice
    • US in cardiac arrest (simulation)
    • RUSH examination
Practical demonstration & hands-on live scanning practice:
    • Cardiac ultrasound
    • Lung ultrasound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Consultant/physician $900 +GST
Registrar/trainee $750 +GST

Registration fees include a light lunch.


REFUND POLICY

Substitution:
If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate. 

Refunds (non-COVID):
Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund. Cancellation less than 30 days before the event: no refund, cancellation must be in writing.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

By registering for this course you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

In very rare cases due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reason, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.

The content of this course is directed at (appropriately licensed and trained) medical/nursing practitioners. It represents current information about the provision of emergency care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as, medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, course dates and conditions of participation for courses with in-person attendance are subject to change based on government advice. This includes (but is not limited to) attendance by those with symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting COVID-19 test results, furloughed from work due to COVID-19, or having travelled overseas or in Australian government identified COVID-19 Hot Spot areas within the last 14 days. If you fit, or are concerned about any of these criteria near your course date, we kindly request you cancel your registration to ensure safety for all. Cancelled registrations can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used any time in the next 24 months. Please be advised that all participants will be required to complete an electronic attestation regarding COVID-19 on arrival at each course date.

LOCATION

Monash University
Ground Floor
5553 St Kilda Road
Melbourne
Australia
3004

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Angela Hodges
Alfred Health
Telephone: 03 9903 0803
Email: etc@alfred.org.au