Lesson-summary

Final remarks Copy BUA


The hands-on Basic POCUS course is based on the same principles as this e-learning and it covers:

• e-learning
• hands-on training – making sure you can obtain the views
• case training – using real images from from real cases

or in other words:
• learning the theory
• practicing the skills
• simulating the real situation

We hope you have enjoyed this e-learning course and we wish you great luck with your forthcoming ultrasonography performance in your own department.

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Hands-on ultrasonography course.

Integrated ultrasonography Copy BUA


No protocol
You are not forced to stick to a specific protocol.

Ask a clinical question.

If it can be answered using ultrasonography – pick up the ultrasound transducer.

When the question is answered, put down the transducer and take care of the patient.

Integrated
This way, the focused ultrasonography examination can be integrated into your primary examination of the patient.

By integrating the results of your focused ultrasonography into the results when exploring the medical history and performing the physical history and other point-of-care diagnostics, you can improve patient management.

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Focused ultrasonography performed in a patient’s home

Answer clinical questions Copy BUA


This e-course has taken you through answering these clinical questions using focused ultrasonography.

Heart
• Is a pericardial fluid collection present?
• Is the left ventricular function reduced?
• Are signs of pulmonary embolism present?
• Are signs of ascending aortic dissection present?

Lung
• 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?

Abdomen
• Is an abdominal aortic aneurism present?
• Is free intraperitoneal fluid visible?

These focused questions are not static – questions can be added and removed according to evidence and to the development in ultrasonograhic equipment.

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1 – Summary

You have now completed the e-course about the basic ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks

You have fulfilled the following learning objectives:

– Understanding the basic anatomy and sonoanatomy of the basic nerve blocks

– Knowing how to perform each of the basic nerve blocks

– Knowing about the pitfalls

Now you are ready to join the hands-on training

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Training the ultrasound guided interscalene brachial plexus block at a USabcd course

Final remarks


The hands-on Basic POCUS course is based on the same principles as this e-learning and it covers:

• e-learning
• hands-on training – making sure you can obtain the views
• case training – using real images from from real cases

or in other words:
• learning the theory
• practicing the skills
• simulating the real situation

We hope you have enjoyed this e-learning course and we wish you great luck with your forthcoming ultrasonography performance in your own department.

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Hands-on ultrasonography course.

XX 1 – Summary of Essential Emergency Ultrasonography

The basics – simple but qualified
The content of this course has been carefully selected to answer the questions on life-threatening and time-critical conditions that focused ultrasonography can answer

It has been the intention to teach you how to use an ultrasound transducer like you use your stethoscope and put it in your pocket – not instead of your stethoscope, but complementing it

There are no algorithms and no protocol names – the focus is on decision-making in individual patients using ultrasonography

Only the necessary examinations are performed – and they depend on you and the clinical
question you ask regarding your patient

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Ultrasonography in the pocket

Answer clinical questions


This e-course has taken you through answering these clinical questions using focused ultrasonography.

Heart
• Is a pericardial fluid collection present?
• Is the left ventricular function reduced?
• Are signs of pulmonary embolism present?
• Are signs of ascending aortic dissection present?

Lung
• 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?

Abdomen
• Is an abdominal aortic aneurism present?
• Is free intraperitoneal fluid visible?

These focused questions are not static – questions can be added and removed according to evidence and to the development in ultrasonograhic equipment.

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Integrated ultrasonography


No protocol
You are not forced to stick to a specific protocol.

Ask a clinical question.

If it can be answered using ultrasonography – pick up the ultrasound transducer.

When the question is answered, put down the transducer and take care of the patient.

Integrated
This way, the focused ultrasonography examination can be integrated into your primary examination of the patient.

By integrating the results of your focused ultrasonography into the results when exploring the medical history and performing the physical history and other point-of-care diagnostics, you can improve patient management.

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Focused ultrasonography performed in a patient’s home