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"Critical Saves Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound"
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 11:00 PST Stephen Leech MD, RDMS
Presenter: Stephen Leech, MD, RDMS, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL - Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has emerged as a valuable tool in the hands of skilled operators; especially in acute care and life saving environments. This webinar will review a variety of scenarios and case studies where the availability of POCUS proved invaluable in the diagnosis and management toward positive patient outcomes.
"Adductor Canal Blocks"
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 12:00 PST Brandon Winchester, MD
Presenter: Brandon Winchester, MD, Regional Anesthesia Fellowship Director, Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Co-Founder, BLOCKJOCKS.COM - The adductor canal block is a novel regional anesthesia technique for major knee surgery that has emerged over the last several years. While adductor canal blocks provide similar rapid onset analgesia compared to traditional femoral nerve blocks, their advantage vs. femoral blocks is that they spare the quadriceps muscles and therefore do not result in motor weakness in the leg. The quality pain control with improved muscle strength seen with adductor canal blocks can facilitate early postoperative ambulation and rehabilitation, helping patients meet discharge criteria sooner. In this webinar Dr. Winchester will discuss adductor canal blocks, including their anatomy, indications, risks and benefits, and will demonstrate the steps of the ultrasound-guided technique using video clips from his website, www.blockjocks.com.
"Ultrasound Reimbursement 2016"
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST, Val Veitengruber, CPC, CPCO, CHCO, CMSCS
Presenter: Val Veitengruber, CPC, CPCO, CHCO, CMSCS, Vice President, Clinical Economics, Policy & Reimbursement - The presentation will address the current state of health care policy and reimbursement as it relates to the point of care provider and facilities using ultrasound; discussion to include coding updates, updates on pending legislature and proposed action items.
Starting a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST
Dr. David Cook is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Roper Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC.
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has been incorporated into multiples of medical specialties. Beginning a hospital based ultrasound program may encounter many challenges to include:
• available equipment
• initial and continued training
• quality assurance
Dr. Cook will explore solutions to the initial start up process of beginning an ultrasound training program. Please be advised the Webinar will be presented in English.
Resuscitative Echocardiography: Visual Assessment and Doppler Measurements
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Robert Arntfield is an Assistant Professor, Director of Critical Care Ultrasound / Division of Critical Care & Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Western University London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Arntfield will explore case examples to highlight the value of both basic visual assessments and more sophisticated Doppler techniques when performing echocardiography to guide resuscitation. Upon the completion of the webinar, the participant will be able to:
1. Appreciate that a visual assessment alone can satisfy the majority of important clinical questions in high-stakes resuscitation.
2. Identify scenarios where a more quantitative approach using spectral Doppler, may offer an advantage over visual assessment.
3. Identify commonly referenced quantitative approaches that confer little additional benefit for the resuscitative echocardiographer.
Point of Care Ultrasound and the Hospitalist; Does it Matter?
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST
Dr. David Tierney is the Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital; Director of the Bedside Ultrasound Program (IMBUS); Director of the Bedside Procedure Team and Center for Clinical Simulation, Minneapolis, MN. Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has expanded to multiple specialties and patient care areas within the hospital environment. Dr. Tierney will review a variety of scenarios and case studies where the availability of POCUS proved invaluable for procedural guidance and diagnostic evaluations.
Diagnosis of Lower Extremity DVT in the ICU
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Pierre Kory is Chief, Critical Care Service at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison WI. This webinar will review of the need for prompt diagnosis of lower extremity thromboembolic disease in the ICU (incidence/prevalence). Detailed explanation of the proximal femoral, venous anatomy; popliteal vein and the technique for performing the ultrasound examination will be explored. Additionally, Dr. Kory will review evidence supporting the accuracy of incorporating the compression technique vs. duplex/triplex technologies, and review evidence supporting the accuracy of focused trained ICU and ED physicians to perform the ultrasound examination. Please be advised the Webinar will be presented in English.
Point of Care Ultrasound in the Shock Patient
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM PST
Dr. Seif is an Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center; Emergency Physician, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, California
This webinar by Dr. Seif will explore how to apply and integrate multiple ultrasound examinations to assess a patient with undifferentiated shock, dyspnea, or cardiac arrest.Participants are expected to be familiar with the eFAST examination, limited point of care echocardiography, and the components of the RUSH examination. Please be advised the Webinar will be presented in English.
Procedural Guidance with Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine
Tue, 04/05/2016 - 11:00 PST Arun Nagdev, MD
Dr. Arun Nagdev will provide a comprehensive overview of how ultrasound guidance may be implemented into emergency medicine to increase procedural success and reduce error. From common procedures such as vascular access to those performed less frequently, ultrasound-guidance allows the clinician the ability to navigate anatomical variance to ensure efficient and optimal patient care. Webinar Goals and Objectives: 1. Obtain a clear method for ultrasound-guided central venous cannulation that is based on patient anatomy and operator experience. The attendee will learn various access sites and how to select the ideal option for each situation. 2. Learn how to implement point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the evaluation of a suspected septic joint. Ultrasound offers a clear visualization of the joint space and allows the clinician a simplified method to obtain fluid for analysis. 3. Understand a clear and simplified technique to perform emergency ultrasound-guided pericardiocentesis in the patient with clinical and echocardiographic signs of cardiac tamponade. An uncommon procedure that must be in the armamentarium of the practicing emergency physician.