Instructor: Dr. Christopher DiCroce
Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician
Fellowship trained in Ultrasound
Target Audience: Highly motivated EMS practitioners, including critical care flight paramedics and RNs, paramedics working in low resource settings, department/service training officers and any paramedic interested in furthering their education and fund of knowledge.
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of point of care ultrasound, both diagnostic and procedural. Using the current model of point of care ultrasound in the emergency department as a framework, students will learn the basics of cardiac and lung ultrasound, ultrasound guided IVs, as well performing the Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) exam. Students have an opportunity for hands on ultrasound practice with live models as well as to practice ultrasound guided IVs on high fidelity phantom models. The goal of the course to is introduce the concepts and utility of point of care ultrasound in rapidly assessing critically ill patients, create a basic skill set to expand upon with further learning and practice and to spark the conversation on the adaptability of point of care ultrasound to prehospital care.
CAPCE- 8 CE Credits
This continuing education course is approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE). Course code will be issued upon course completion.
Lunch is included in the tuition.