This course is designed to demonstrate the benefits of employing point of care ultrasound technology at the bedside to gain real time diagnostic information.
San Diego Marriot La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, California 92037
Discounted rooms will be available
The Scripps Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Course is designed to empower practitioners to use point of care ultrasound technology with their patients at the bedside to gain real time diagnostic information and to optimize bedside procedures. With that information, providers can then make the best and most appropriate decisions about next treatments and interventions for their patients. POCUS can be used to diagnose many conditions and to guide various interventions and is particularly beneficial when patients present acutely or become unstable. In these scenarios, providers can use POCUS to assess and diagnose critical conditions. Prompt diagnosis of high acuity conditions can lead to improved patient outcomes, decreased lengths of hospital stay, and decreased overall costs of care. This course will employ a combination of didactic lectures and hands-on training with live models.
After attending this live activity, participants should be able to:
- Proficiently operate any point of care ultrasound machine with the ability to select the proper probe, pick the correct exam type, and manipulate machine settings (frequency, gain, and depth) to optimize the ultrasound image.
- Obtain appropriate images of various anatomical structures of the body in order to recognize normal anatomy and to begin to appreciate critical pathology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the general terms used when describing an ultrasound study (anechoic, echogenic, and acoustic shadowing).
- Identify important types of ultrasound artifacts and their role in image acquisition and in image interpretation.
- Develop proficiency in the performance and interpretation of basic and advanced point-of-care ultrasound examinations.
- Integrate different exam protocols to effectively diagnosis critical pathology and to guide critical treatment decisions in patient care.
- Practice ultrasound techniques that will improve the performance of invasive procedures such as vascular access, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arthrocentesis, foreign body removal, and abscess drainage.
Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information: www.accme.org/standards.
Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias
This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.
Date and time
Sat, Aug 20, 2022
8 am - 6 pm