Emergency Department Targeted Ultrasound (EDTU) is designed to provide physicians with a strong foundation in emergency ultrasound. This is achieved with one-on-one bedside teaching on live models. The models used during the practical sessions will be a combination of normal and true positive patient subjects.
At the end of this program, the learner can expect to:
- Understand the basics of ultrasound physics, image generation and interpretation, and image artifact.
- Understand the different types of probes used to generate images and the “knobology” of the ultrasound machine.
- Have completed most (if not all) of their required 50 scans to complete the course
- Generate limited focused images for all the primary applications of EDTU including FAST, echocardiography, abdominal aorta, pelvic ultrasound in pregnancy, and procedural ultrasound.
- Understand the difference between EDTU and a formal ultrasound performed in the radiology department.
- Understand how EDTU is to be used in the clinical assessment of patients and clinical algorithms for patient care.
- Identify all the important anatomic structures on an ultrasound image that are necessary to interpret the primary examinations
- Understand the importance of establishing and maintaining a quality assurance program at your local ED.
- Learn the psychomotor skills necessary to generate accurate ultrasound images
- Understand the indications for and limitations of EDTU.
EDTUx is an advanced point of care ultrasound course for those who have completed and consolidated their basic ultrasound skills. A broad range of modules, including resuscitative, diagnostic, and procedural applications, have been combined into a comprehensive one-day course. This course is relevant for emergency physicians, critical care physicians, internists, family physicians, and residents in these specialties.
Like EDTU, EDTUx maximizes hands-on instruction time by using a high instructor to participant ratio as well as a flipped classroom model where instructional lectures are accessed by participants prior to the start of the course. EDTUx also emphasizes the appropriate clinical integration of point of care ultrasound findings into actual patient management with the use of case-based scenarios.
EDTUx encompasses advanced point of care ultrasound applications for problems you encounter on every shift.