Diagnostic ultrasound has now evolved to become the most cost effective and efficient procedure in the arsenal of diagnostic imaging procedures. With the rising costs of health care, it is a matter of necessity to utilize cost effective, rapid and accurate ways to diagnose and treat patients at the “point of care”. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has highlighted ultrasound-guided interventions as key implementation of 21st century patient care. This course will address “Next Level” applications of emergency medicine ultrasound and will benefit those practitioners with prior experience in ultrasound.
The power and size of the new portable ultrasound equipment has expanded the application of bedside ultrasound from advanced cardiac evaluation and pulmonary applications to ultrasound guided treatments and interventions. Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of the knowledge and scanning skills needed for vascular access techniques. Ultrasound guidance or localization for abscesses, effusions, and foreign bodies, and integration of point-of-care echocardiography into symptom based evaluation of the patient. The course content is based on ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Criteria for the performance of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound-Guided Procedures.
At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
Physicians who desire next level training with Ultrasound Guidance Procedures, and sonographers or other health care professionals learning next level Emergency Ultrasound.
Scan With the Experts
We understand that you may want/need to practice your new skill set more than the regularly scheduled courses allow. You can add an extra day of scanning in addition to this course by calling AHEC and speaking to a faculty member about our Scan with the Experts option. Additionally, Scan with the Experts sessions can be set up without registering for a regularly scheduled course to enhance your already developed skills. Call AHEC at 1-800-239-1361 for more information.
AHEC Cancellation and Refund Policy for Skills Courses
AHEC defines a skills course as a limited enrollment course where a received registration with payment reserves your place in a course (i.e. all Ultrasound courses, Mammography Initial Training and other theory courses). For cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course date, a refund less a 30% processing fee will be given. Within two weeks of the course, no refund is given, but a tuition credit – less a 30% processing fee – may be applied to a future course. No refunds or tuition credit is given for non-attendance. Facilities may substitute employees by notification to AHEC at least one week in advance.
AHEC can provide an invitation letter once the course is paid in full. Any cancellations, there is no refund but a 100% tuition credit will be given towards a future course. The tuition credit is valid for one year.