On completion of this online ultrasound program, learners will be able to:

  • Identify key machine controls for patient set up, probe selection and image optimisation
  • Describe the impact that optimising machine controls has on imaging
  • Describe the probe moves that are utilised to acquire images
  • Explain how the image is displayed with relation to the probe orientation marker for both long and short axis imaging planes
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound in early pregnancy assessment
  • Outline the scan protocols for ultrasound examination of
    • Renal
    • Gallbladder
    • Scrotum
    • Ocular
    • Soft tissue
    • Peripheral nerve blocks
    • 1st trimester
  • Describe the sonographic appearances of
    1. Renal calculi and hydronephrosis
    2. Gallstones and biliary pathology
    3. Testicular torsion, epididymitis, orchitis and acute scrotum,
    4. DVT
    5. Foreign bodies in the eye, retinal detachment and ocular trauma
    6. lumps and bumps, foreign bodies and musculoskeletal applications such as gross muscle tears, joint effusions and fractures
    7. peripheral nerve location and approach for guided procedures
    8. early pregnancy assessment of pain and bleeding and evaluation of ectopic pregnancy
  • Describe the in-plane and out-of-plane techniques for ultrasound guided needle placement

Features

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 0900 – 1700
Day 3: 0900 – 1700
Day 4: 0900 – 1700

 

Modules

Image optimisation – interactive practical session

  • Explore system controls
  • Understand the impact of optimisation on the image
  • Presets, frequency, depth, focus and gain
  • How to label the image
  • How to store and review images

 

Probe Manipulation

  • Probe care
  • Probe moves
  • Probe grip
  • Probe and screen orientation
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs

 

eFAST

  • refresh scan technique
  • the “views” Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

AAA

  • refresh scanning technique
  • how to measure a AAA

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Renal

  • anatomy
  • scan technique
  • normal measurements
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • hydronephrosis
  • renal calculi
  • renal trauma
  • renal cysts
  • tips and tricks
  • pearls and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Biliary

  • scan technique
  • patient positioning
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • gallstones
  • acute cholecystitis
  • choledocholithiasis
  • gallbladder wall thickness
  • bile duct measurement
  • techniques to improve visualisation
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

DVT

  • anatomy of the vessels
  • patient positioning
  • hip to knee scan technique
  • compression technique
  • utility of Doppler
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • diagnostic criteria
  • techniques to improve visualisation
  • pearls and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Scrotum

  • scan technique
  • sonographic anatomy
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • torsion
  • hydroceles
  • epididymitis
  • orchitis
  • simple cysts
  • technique to improve visualisation
  • use of colour Doppler
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Soft Tissue Evaluation

  • scan technique
  • anatomy of tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, bones, nerves, lymph nodes
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • major muscles tears
  • joint effusions and bursitis
  • fractures
  • soft tissue collections – haematomas, abscesses, ganglion
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

 

Ocular

  • Ultrasound anatomy
  • scan technique
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • foreign bodies
  • retinal detachment
  • ocular trauma
  • techniques to improve visualisation
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

 

Nerve Blocks

  • Peripheral nerve anatomy
  • Landmarks and positioning
  • Principles of needle guidance
  • Techniques to improve imaging
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • equipment preparation
  • ergonomics of safe procedures
  • Clinical utility and applications of peripheral nerve blocks

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

Identify the anatomy and needle approach on real people
Stick needles into a wide variety ultrasound phantoms for procedural practice (we want our patients to come back :))

 

Early Pregnancy Assessment

  • scan technique and approach to the early pregnancy evaluation
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • sonographic signs of non-viable pregnancy
  • evaluation of ectopic pregnancy
  • evaluation of pain and bleeding
  • sonographic signs of gestational sac mimics
  • sonographic signs of abnormal implantation
  • diagnostic criteria for pregnancy failure
  • techniques to improve visualisation
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real women in their 1 st trimester of pregnancy

 

CME details

ACEM | This course is accredited for 26.25 ACEM CPD hours and Procedural Skills Maintenance. Participants can and should update the stated number of hours to reflect their individual activity

ASUM | CCPU Accredited Units: Renal Hydronephrosis and Calculi, Biliary, Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis, Acute Scrotum, Basic Early Pregnancy, Basic Soft Tissue

A great training course is only the beginning of your ultrasound learning journey

To help you master ultrasound and lasting change from training we engage you from the outset

Before your course:
There are pre course activities & access to preparatory learning resources to maximise your in-class experience

During your course:

  • Short, sharp information sessions to provide foundational knowledge and clinical context
  • Lots of hands-on practical sessions with real people to scan (including for TV and obstetric scans). Our standardised patients models vary in age, size, shape and mobility to make the transition to clinical reality easier.
  • Case studies led by practising clinicians to demonstrate clinical utility
  • A variety of different machines to learn on
  • At the conclusion of your course we’ll lead you to create a skills development action plan, creating a pathway that you can use to apply your newly acquired skills, promote clinical integration and ultimately reach your final objective – ultrasound competency

After your course:
The learning continues

  • We encourage self-directed learning in the workplace with structured active learning plans
  • A great selection of free access online medical ultrasound (FoamUS) learning resources
  • You can subscribe to the weekly wrap – a weekly curation of ultrasound related hot tips and journal articles
  • Be a part of our community of clever – Join our peer support network with our monthly “Coaching Corner” sessions. Send in your questions, join the live online meeting and have your questions answered.

The Zedu Redo – our commitment to you

We encourage you to refresh your training with us by taking up the opportunity to return within 12 months and do a complimentary redo of this course at no cost (subject to availability)

More Ways Zedu Can support your ultrasound skills development:

  • Image review – details here
  • Follow-up coaching with our Zedu coaches
  • Coaching corner – monthly webinar

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