LearnEM - EMET Emergency Ultrasound

Ultrasound

LearnEM - EMET Emergency Ultrasound Training

Hands-On Bedside Ultrasound Training for Emergency Care

ASUM Accredited Bedside Emergency Ultrasound Training

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The LearnEM - EMET Emergency Ultrasound Program provides locally delivered, high quality training in bedside ultrasound relevant to Emergency Medical Care. The training is suited to ED Medical Officers, Rural Practitioners and GPs, RMOs and Registrars and Rural ED Nurses and ENPs. The course is delivered in a series of four half day (hands-on) workshops and online learning modules.

The program covers basic physics, knobology, ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm, extended FAST scan for the trauma patient, use of ultrasound in the assessment and resuscitation of the patient with shock (RUSH protocol) and ultrasound guided procedures including vascular access, nerve blocks and placement of a suprapubic catheter and ultrasound in pregnancy.

The program is accredited by the Australian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM) and meets the CPD training requirements for the RACGP (Cat 1 CME activity) and ACRRM. The program qualifies for procedural grant finding in Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine and Surgery.

Cost : Registration cost is $495 per workshop (inc GST)

Pre-learning : Access Prelearning Modules for Workshops


About the Workshops

The program qualifies for procedural grant funding for Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine and Surgery.

Workshop #1 

The first workshop covers basic physics and core principles of ultrasound, setup / use of the ultrasound machine and probe (knobology) and explores the clinical use of bedside ultrasound to assess for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). It provides the foundation for the next two workshops. 

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Workshop #2

The second workshop builds on the material and skills covered in the first workshop and examines the use of ultrasound in the assessment of the patient presenting with major trauma. Beginning with a standard FAST examination assessing for intra-abdominal injury and haemopericardium the workshop then moves on to exploring the use of ultrasound to examine the lungs for haemothorax and pneumothorax, the eFast (extended FAST) examination.

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Workshop #3

The third workshop is a full day workshop that builds on the material and skills covered in the preceding two workshops and introduces the RUSH protocol for assessment of the patient with shock and use of ultrasound to guide fluid resuscitation of the patient with shock. The workshop incorporates training in a diverse range of ultrasound guided procedures including IV access, central line placement, arterial line insertion, pleural and abdominal tap, placement of a suprapubic catheter and use of ultrasound to perform nerve blocks. Workshop #3 will be available from July 2017.

Workshop #4

The fourth workshop explores the use of ultrasound in pregnancy including assessment of PV bleeding and pain in the first trimester, use of ultrasound for obstetric assessment in suspected labour and assessment if injury and fetal status following major trauma. Workshop #4 will be available from 2018.


2017 Program

Registration is open to all clinicians and is not limited to clinicians working in a specific region.

Workshop 1 and 2

Adelaide : 1 April, 7 July, 11 August, 4 December

Port Pirie : 27 May

Murray Bridge : 16 June

Workshop 3

Adelaide : 8 July, 12 August, 5 December

Murray Bridge : 17 June


Information / Registration

For further information contact: Nikki Crichton, RESP Coordinator

Registration is open to all clinicians and is not limited to clinicians working in a specific region.

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Last modified: Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 7:06 AM