Critical care Ultrasonography

Course Title: Critical Care Ultrasonography

Ability to perform serial bedside limited ultrasound examinations is very important to diagnose critically ill patients and answer specific imperative lifesaving questions. Critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) is an extension of traditional physical examination by allowing the intensivist to visualize the anatomy and function of various organ systems in real time.

With the help of CCUS, clinicians can perform repeated focussed examinations, without the need to transfer to radiology suite and without additional exposure to radiation. General CCUS incorporates competency in pleural, lung, abdominal and vascular ultrasonography.

CCUS can function as a valuable adjunct to physical examination for evaluation of critically ill patients, which can be one of the most challenging issues in daily practice. It can be an asset in resource-limited settings where the diagnostic imaging modalities are often constrained and frequently limited to plain film radiography.

Learning Objectives Of The Course
  1. Cardiac evaluation – basic left and right ventricular evaluation, tamponade and pericardial effusion evaluation
  2. Lung evaluation – seven basic principles and ten signs of lung ultrasound, BLUE protocol, probe selection
  3. Abdominal and retroperitoneal evaluation- ultrasound findings, probe selection and technique
  4. The Fast Protocol- guidelines, benefits, steps and uses

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Why take this course?
  1. Improve your knowledge and skills
  2. This course will help you in CCUS evaluation of the heart, lung, abdomen and retroperitoneal area
  3. It will help you decide of which probe to use and the basic principles to be followed
  4. It will teach you the FAST Protocol
Target audience
  1. Emergency medicine physicians/specialists
  2. General Physicians
  3. Residents
  4. Post-Graduate Students
Basic requirement

Participant should have an MBBS degree

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