Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course
Jan 19, 2021
With a “flipped classroom” format, practical hands-on sessions, and internationally renowned faculty, you will learn useful information and skills that will add immediate benefit in clinical practice. The comprehensive and learner-centered curriculum includes:
Hear from attendees and faculty why you should attend ASRA's Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course (PoCUS) and what to expect while you're there.
15 Hour of Mandatory eLearning (see below)
Course curriculum includes a suite of eLearning modules provided by joint educational provider USabcd. The eLearning is an integral part of the program and must be successfully completed prior to attending the weekend course in Chicago. Access to the eLearning will be available to paid participants starting on September 24, 2018.
Because instructional content is delivered in advance via the eLearning modules, onsite lectures will be succinct and summarize key information; allowing more time for the hands-on practice with expert faculty.
For each session, groups rotate to a new faculty member, model, and machine to allow for exposure to different equipment, scanning and teaching styles, as well as sonoanatomy of various models. There are 5 participants per station, 1-2 faculty per station, and “floating” experts for extra support throughout. Each hands-on session will reinforce previously learned skills, building a solid foundation throughout the weekend.
In addition to real-time feedback during the hands-on sessions, the program offers ample time for formal and informal Q&A with fellow attendees and faculty.
Basic FATE Certification
(must complete entire program through Sunday 12:45 pm to be certified)
In addition to pre/post-testing, participants will also earn Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) certification; an internationally endorsed format with a 25-year track record and over 400 completed courses.
Registration includes mandatory eLearning of approximately 15 hours; completion is required prior to attending. Access information will be sent to paid participants starting September 24, 2018.
Maximize learning. Get more hands-on time with expert faculty. Obtain the Basic FATE certification. Course curriculum includes a comprehensive suite of eLearning modules provided by joint educational provider USabcd. These are an integral part of the program and must be successfully completed prior to attending the weekend course in Chicago. Access information for the eLearning will be sent to paid participants starting September 24, 2018. The mandatory CME modules will take an estimated 15 hours to complete.
- Airway Ultrasound (2 hours)
- Basic Lung Ultrasound (4 hours)
- Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Content (2 hours)
- Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) (1 hour)
- Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) (6 hours)
- Optional: Basic Ultrasound Physics
USabcd was founded in 2010 by Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, DMSc, Professor of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound, Lars Knudsen, MD, PhD, and Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD, research anesthetist - all from Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. Their vision? Global dissemination of point-of-care ultrasound as a universal tool to improve the quality of acute, critical, and perioperative patient care. Their method? The unique USabcd learning concept that combines eLearning with focused, structured and comprehensive 1- to 2-day workshops of hands-on training for maximum learning outcomes. Courses based on this concept are now run all over the world.
If you have questions or need more information, contact ASRAmeetings@asra.com.