Bedside Emergency Ultrasound (3): IVC Examination and Basic Echocardiography (2018)

Bedside Emergency Ultrasound (3)

RUSH Protocol,  Basic Echocardiography (PLAX, Subxiphoid, Apical views)

Latest Course update : February 2018

This is a new course and the applications are currently pending with the RACGP and ACRRM for the course to be recognised as an accredited learning activity for continuing professional development.

The course explores two critical aspects of the RUSH Protocol : the application of ultrasound to examination of the IVC and to the heart. The course examines how to use ultrasound to assess the circulatory fluid volume in a patient with shock to determine the need for further fluid resuscitation is required or whether inotropes should be commenced and introduces the cardiac views used to identify left ventricular dysfunction, pericardial tamponade and right ventricular dilatation due to pulmonary embolism.

The course covers the following topics

  • RUSH Protocol : Assessment of the patient with shock

  • IVC examination and assessment of Circulatory Volume

  • Parasternal view and assessment of Left Ventricle Function

  • Subxiphoid view and assessment for Pericardial Tamponade

  • Apical and assessment of the Right Ventricle


Information about the course

  • Designed for medical officers, nurses, paramedics, and students in all medical fields

  • CME hours: Certified for 10 hours of continuing medical education

  • CPD accreditation: RACGP, ACRRM

  • Duration of enrolement: 12 months (commences from the date of course enrolement)

  • CPD certificate is provided with successful completion of the course


ACRRM Accredited Course

Course Accreditation

ACRRM

    • Course Code: 11803

    • Points Allocation: 30 PRPD points

RACGP Accredited ActivityRACGP

    • Activity Number: 122579

    • Points Category: Category 1

    • Points Allocation: 40 points


Instructions: Course Enrolement

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  • Course Fee: $45.00 (AUD) + $4.50 (GST) = $49.50

  • Duration of enrolement is 12 months from date of payment

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