Introduction to Pre-Hospital Trauma Ultrasound – Polaris Medical Reading
On this freshly designed One Day course participants will be exposed to how Point of Care Ultrasound can impact clinical decision making in the acutely injured trauma patient.
The course covers a range of topics including:
- Introductory ultrasound operation and use
- The eFAST exam (extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) which is used to assist in detecting intra-abdominal bleeding, Cardiac Tamponade, and Pneumothorax.
- An approach to clinical integration of Ultrasound findings in trauma patients specific to the Pre-hospital environment.
Participants will gain a new and exciting appreciation for how ultrasound can enhance clinical decision making, the actual relative anatomy of internal organs in live patients, and the benefits and limitations of ultrasound examination informed by the latest literature and evidenced based practices.
Unlike traditional ultrasound courses, this course is specifically designed for the challenges of the Pre-Hospital environment.
The Introduction to Pre-Hospital Trauma Ultrasound Course is ideal for Paramedics, Foundation and Core Training Doctors, and Trainee Practitioners interested in PHEM, who haven’t yet undergone formal ultrasound training. It’s also a fantastic refresher for clinicians who want to become more confident in their basic emergency ultrasound skills.