In Essential Emergency Ultrasonography, the concept is focused ultrasonography.
Compared to protocolized ultrasonography, it represents a paradigm shift as it applies specific parts of the systematic ultrasonography examinations to solve specific clinical issues. Only the necessary examinations are performed - and they depend on you and the clinical questions you ask regarding your patient:
- You do not have to stick to a specific protocol
- Ask a question
- If you can answer it with ultrasonography, pick up the ultrasound transducer
- When the question is answered, put down the transducer and take care of the patient
The workshop objective is to teach you how to use an ultrasound transducer like you use your stethoscope. It is relevant for all physicians taking care of patients with potentially life-threatening and time-critical conditions.
- Is pericardial fluid collection present?
- Is the left ventricular function reduced?
- Are signs of pulmonary embolism present?
- Are signs of ascending aortic dissection present?
- Can pneumothorax be confirmed or excluded?
- Are signs of pulmonary edema present or can pulmonary edema be excluded?
- Can pleural fluid be confirmed or excluded?
- Is an abdominal aortic aneurism present?
- Is free intraperitoneal fluid visible?
Precourse qualifications: No prior US experience is required for this course, but the e-learning for the course should be completed.