Program

ProgramEducational materialsDetailed curriculum 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast 
8:00 am Welcome and Introduction

Airway, Lung, Gastric, Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) Ultrasound

Pre-Course eLearning (www.USabcd.org)

Airway Ultrasound, Basic Lung Ultrasound, Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Content, Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST)

Lectures

8:15 am Introduction to Gastric
8:30 am Introduction to FAST 

Hands-On

8:45 am Concurrent Stations: Gastric and FAST
10:00 am Break

Lectures

10:15 am Introduction to Airway Exam 
10:30 am Introduction to Lung Exam

Hands-On

10:45 am Concurrent Stations: Airway and Lung
12:00 pm Introduction to Gastric, FAST, Lung, and Airway Clinical Scenarios
12:15 pm Clinical Scenario Hands-On Simulation

  • Presentation of a clinical scenario requiring PoCUS (total of 5).
  • A participant in each group is given 3 minutes to perform the exam and interpret their best images.
  • The participant receives feedback.
  • The clinical scenario is revisited with a diagnosis and real-life images.

1:00 pm Lunch

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

Pre-Course eLearning (www.USabcd.org)
Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)

Lecture

2:00 pm Standard Cardiac Views and Inferior Vena Cava Imaging (IVC) 

Hands-On

2:30 pm Concurrent Stations: Standard Cardiac Views and IVC Imaging
4:00 pm Break

Lecture

4:15 pm M-Mode in the Apical 4-Chamber View: Global Ventricular Function Assessment 

Hands-On

4:30 pm Concurrent Stations: Repeat Standard Cardiac Views with Global Ventricular Function Assessment
6:00 pm Adjournment


Sunday, June 9, 2019 

7:30 am Registration and Breakfast

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (continued)
Pre-Course eLearning (www.USabcd.org)

Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE)

Lecture

8:00 am Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life (FEEL) Support Protocol 
8:20 am POCUS FAQ: Overcoming Barriers to Implementation
8:35 am M–Mode in the Parasternal Long Axis View: Fractional Shortening, Mitral Septal Separation, and Aortic/Left Atrial Diameter 

Hands-On

8:45 am Concurrent Stations: Fractional Shortening, Mitral Septal Separation, and Aortic/Left Atrial Diameter
9:45 am Concurrent Stations: Repeat Standard Cardiac Views, MAPSE/TAPSE, MSS/FS/Ao/LA
  - FEEL protocol simulation/clinical scenario: practice obtaining subcostal 4C view in <10 seconds and then view pathology
10:30 am Break

Lecture

10:45 am Clinical Scenarios and Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Certification 

Hands-On

11:00 am Concurrent Stations: Application of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the “Real World” and Basic FATE Certification

  • FEEL protocol simulation: practice obtaining subcostal 4C view in <10 seconds and then view pathology
  • Presentation of a clinical scenario requiring a focused cardiac ultrasound exam
  • One participant in each group performs a Basic FATE exam and is given 9 minutes (90 seconds per view) to perform and record their best images
  • That participant receives feedback (2-3 minutes) on image quality and how to better optimize views
  • The clinical scenario is revisited with a diagnosis and real-life ultrasound images of pathology
  • There are a total of 5 clinical scenarios/rotations, allowing each participant to be tested

Review and Certification

12:45 pm Q&A, Closing Remarks, and Basic FATE Certificate Issuance (must be present to be certified)
1:00 pm Free Scanning with Faculty (optional)
1:15 pm Airway/Lung/Gastric/FAST Refresher (optional)
1:30 pm Final Adjournment