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PHM 2018 Conference Program

Hands On Clinical Skills Workshop

Point of Care Ultrasound for Pediatricians: Abdominal and Lung Exams

Ria Dancel and Dan Park

Pre-Registration Only


Saturday, July 21st, 2:45-4:45pm

20 Attendees Maximum

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has been employed by adult emergency medicine physicians since the 1990s, but more recently has gained traction at the bedside of pediatric patients. This imaging modality is particularly attractive in this population - where the need for diagnostic imaging must be balanced against exposing young patients to ionizing radiation. POCUS can be used to augment physical examination of the abdomen and lung by allowing visualization of free fluid, hydronephrosis, bladder distention, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pneumonia, and pericardial effusion. In this workshop, participants will learn basic ultrasound knobology, the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) abdominal examination, and limited lung ultrasound examinations. After brief didactic sessions, participants will practice image acquisition on live models.

Educational Objectives:
1. Learn basic ultrasound knobology
2. Practice abdominal examination and limited lung ultrasound examinations
3. Practice image acquisition on live models

Price: no additional cost

This workshop is full.

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