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. The e-learning must be completed before the hands-on workshop to ensure maximum benefit of the training.
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.
Programme: 9.45am – 4pm (detailed programme will follow)
The workshop will be conducted in English unless all participants speak Danish. All e-learning is in English and will be made available in your account after the registration.
A certificate is issued after completion of the e-learning and the workshop.
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