After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Integrate up-to-date POCUS skills into daily clinical practice as the “21st-Century Stethoscope”.
- Improve management of the critical patient or patient in shock.
- Diagnose acute respiratory complications of regional anesthesia such as pneumothorax and diaphragmatic paresis.
- Evaluate for patients with interstitial syndrome or pleural effusions.
- Manage challenging airway patients.
- Assess and diagnose patients with cardiopulmonary changes such as hypotension, hypoxia, and shock.
- Assess NPO status of patients.
- Assess for intra-abdominal fluid and abdominal compartment syndrome via the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam.
- Utilize a variety of cutting-edge Point-of-Care Ultrasound machines.
- Discuss how POCUS can add value to your practice in the setting of the Affordable Care Act and Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model.
- Discuss the role for Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in Advance Cardiac Life Support to help with diagnosis and management of patients in a pulseless electrical activity (PEA) arrest.
- Evaluate patients with suspicion for deep vein thrombosis.
The course is designed for the physician learner wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of perioperative point-of-care ultrasound applications including identification of clinical questions to be answered, technical performance aspects, and interpretation of results. The course is designed for anesthesiologists, hospitalists, intensivists, and those practicing emergency medicine.
Accreditation and credit designation statements
Credits by Day
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Ultrasound of Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Dolor (USabcd). The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this other activity (blended eLearning and live course) for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Board of Anesthesiology® MOCA®
ASRA is an ABA-approved provider and, as a service to ASRA members and participants, CME credits are reported to the ABA. Participants must include their correctly formatted ABA ID number (34567890) during the online evaluation and credit claim process available at the conclusion of the activity. Once the online evaluation and credit claim process is closed, certificates will be issued and credits reported to the ABA. After this time, participants may request their CME certificate by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, but ASRA will no longer report credits to the ABA, which will then be the individual participant’s responsibility.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada: The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live and web-based (synchronous or asynchronous) educational events. You may submit your CME certificate directly for credit recognition of this accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For more information, visit: www.royalcollege.ca
European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (UEMS-EACCME): The UEMS-EACCME has agreements based on the mutual recognition of credit points with the American Medical Association for live and e-learning educational events. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS): www.uems.net
Commercial support disclosure
Click here to view all industry support (coming soon). This course is supported, in part, by educational grants and in-kind support from industry. All support is managed in strict accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement of all supporting organizations is made to participants prior to the educational activity in the program guide, on the event website, and with signage during the meeting. View the guidelines for company representative and in-kind support.
Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest
Click here to view all faculty disclosure. In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Commercial Support and related policies, ASRA is committed to ensuring balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in its CME/CPD activities. Those in control of the educational content disclose all relevant relationships (financial or other) with any commercial interest that they or their spouse/partner have had within the past 12 months. If an individual refuses to disclose, they are disqualified from participating. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. Disclosure is made to participants prior to the activity. Participants are asked to evaluate the objectivity and independence. Off-label or investigational use of a therapeutic product is also disclosed.