Basic Lung Ultrasound & FAST - Copenhagen, Nov. 2, 2017
Combined course in basic lung ultrasound and FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma)
Basic lung ultrasound is a simple and systematic sonographic examination of the lungs in trauma and emergency situations. It allows the clinician to perform point-of-care ultrasound in a wide range of patients with respiratory emergencies in order to diagnose and exclude pleural effusion, pulmonary oedema and pneumothorax.
FAST is a simple and systematic sonographic examination for the detection free fluid in the pleural cavities, pericardial sack and in the abdomen. FAST is an important adjunct in the primary survey of the trauma patient. It is easy and quickly learned and meets the basic needs for the non-radiologist in evaluating the trauma patient.
The following topics will be covered in the workshop in groups of 4-5 participants with live models:
- Basic ultrasound theory including knobology
- How to perform a basic lung ultrasound and FAST examination
- Diagnosis and exclusion of pneumothorax, pleural effusion and pulmonary oedema using lung ultrasound
- Recognition of free fluid in the pericardium and abdomen
- Case training
Pre-workshop e-learning material
All theory is provided according to the unique USabcd interactive e-learning concept including pre-test, learning modules and post-test.
The e-learning for the course is included in the course registration fee. You will get access to the e-learning in your account immediately after registering. It will be available until 6 months after the day of the hands-on workshop.
Faculty: The instructors are all skilled clinicians who have been working with FAST/basic lung ultrasound on a daily basis for several years.
Precourse qualification: No prior US experience is required for this course.
The course will take place at GE Healthcare's office in Copenhagen, one of the world’s most vibrant and livable cities. Everything is designed for living: from the buildings, architecture, food, water, and all the bikes to the free education, free health care, and excellent work-life balance. Copenhagen has something for every vistor's taste: the traditional sites, music, theatre, restaurants, shopping, museums, you name it.