Learn how to use ultrasound to dynamically assess the foot and ankle so that you can diagnose your patients sooner and start treatment. Find out how to build a business case for integration into clinical practice and how to purchase the right machine for your clinical needs.

Objectives

On completion of this two-day clinically focused ultrasound program, learners will:

  • Use ultrasound system controls to optimise imaging for accurate diagnosis
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to efficiently acquire diagnostic images
  • Describe the limitations and clinical integration of the following ultrasound examinations:
    • Achilles tendon
    • Plantar fascia
    • Calf muscles
    • Forefoot
    • Lateral and medial ankle joint and ligaments

Use a systematic approach to conduct ultrasound assessment of

a) Gross muscle tears
b) Bursitis
c) Joint effusions
d) Tendon injury
e) Fractures

  • Demonstrate ultrasound guided needle placement in- plane and out of plane for musculoskeletal injections as practiced on ultrasound simulators
  • Describe the optimum patient positioning and needle approach for common injections

Features

  • Modules (total) 4
  • Skill level Novice
  • Duration (days) 2
  • Lectures (hours) 4.25
  • Scan time (hours) 8.25
  • Clinician Yes
  • Zedu redo Yes

Class times

Day 1: 0830 – 1700
Day 2: 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

 

Procedural Guidance

  • Principles of needle guidance
  • Terminology – In-plane, out-of-plane, LAX and SAX
  • Techniques to improve imaging
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • sonographic anatomy of common injection sites
  • patient positioning
  • needle approach
  • equipment preparation
  • ergonomics of safe procedures
  • Clinical utility and applicationsScanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

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 :))

 

Podiatry

  • scanning techniques
  • normal sonoanatomy of tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints, bones, nerves
  • recognise normal and abnormal imaging
  • calf muscles, Achilles tendon, plantar fascia
  • Ankle – lateral, medial and forefoot
  • Dynamic evaluation
  • limitations and pitfalls
  • clinical utility and application

Scanning, scanning and more scanning of real people

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

Ultrasound for Podiatrists

$2,190.00

Learn how to use ultrasound to dynamically assess the foot and ankle so that you can diagnose your patients sooner and start treatment. Find out how to build a business case for integration into clinical practice and how to purchase the right machine for your clinical needs.

Select your date and enter your details to start your journey with us – we can’t wait to meet you.

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