21 & 22 November
|09:00 - 09:50, 10:00 - 10:50, 11:00 - 11:50, 12:00 - 12:50, 13:00 - 13:50, 15:00 - 15:50, 16:00 - 16:50|
|Session description: • Overview of key principles of ultrasound and basic controls • Hands on sessions composed of 3 stations, 15 minutes each • Initial 5 minutes will be a demonstration, followed by 10 minutes of practice • Allow 3-4 candidates to be booked onto every station; a maximum total of 12 candidates per session.|
|Station 1||1 Aortic scan for identification and measurement of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA)|
|Station 2||Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST scan) for the identification of free fluid in the peritoneal cavity|
|Station 3||Peripheral and Central IV access|
1. Understand how to choose the correct ultrasound probe; frequency and usage
2. Importance of basic ultrasound machine controls; depth, gain, focus, callipers etc.
3. Correctly identify and measure the aorta and aneurysms.
4. Be able to perform a FAST scan, its indications and interpretation of the findings in an emergency context
5. Identify peripheral and central veins for vascular access