Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound

About the Course

The use of bedside ultrasound is rapidly increasing in pediatric emergency medicine, but most pediatric emergency physicians have no formal training in bedside ultrasound. Over the past two decades, general emergency physicians have become increasingly proficient with bedside ultrasonography and have developed new uses for emergency ultrasound, mainly in adult patients. It is only recently; however, that the use of bedside ultrasound has gained momentum in pediatric emergency medicine.

Upon completion of the 2-day Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Course, the participant will have practical competency in:

  • Demonstrate basic physics of ultrasound and the ability to recognize and identify artifacts.
  • Demonstrate ability to obtain proper views for the FAST exam, cardiac, and lung exam.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in ultrasound use in standard emergency situations such as difficult vascular access, soft tissue infections, and joint effusions.

Accreditation

his activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Children’s National Medical Center. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician CME Credit

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this continuing medical education activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA Physician Recognition Award Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registration

For more information or to register for the course, visit www.GWEmergencyUltrasound.com.