Perioperative point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), the new normal
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a critical skill for all practicing anesthesiologists to help diagnose relevant complications related to routine practice and guide perioperative management.
In this course, you’ll learn how to use POCUS to diagnose the most important problems seen in your daily perioperative practice addressing airway ultrasound, lung ultrasound, gastric ultrasound, free fluid in the abdomen, bladder and focused cardiac ultrasound.
The course represents a paradigm shift from protocolized ultrasonography because it applies specific parts of the systematic ultrasonography examinations to solve specific clinical issues. In other words, only the necessary examinations are performed, and these depend on you and the clinical questions you ask regarding your patient.
You do not have to stick to a specific protocol. Instead, you ask a focused question. If you can answer it with ultrasonography, pick up the ultrasound transducer. When you have answered the question, put down the transducer and take care of the patient.
Is a pericardial fluid collection present?
Is the left ventricular function reduced?
Are signs of pulmonary embolism present?
Are signs of aortic stenosis present?
Are signs of left ventricular hypertrophia 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 the stomach full?
Is free intraperitoneal fluid present?
No prior ultrasound experience necessary.
You will get access to the e-course a few months before the course day. This must be completed before the hands-on training.
The full programme will be sent to you 1 month before the workshop.
The language in the workshop is English unless all participants speak Danish.
You will get a certificate by email after completion of the e-learning and the workshop.
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