The Pediatric Ultrasound Course is a 10-module introductory course that covers all of the primary applications of pediatric/emergency ultrasound. It is divided into the following chapter: Introduction, Ultrasound Physics, Vascular access, trauma ultrasound, abdomen & retroperitoneum, appendicitis, inussusception & pyloric stenosis, soft tissue & musculoskeletal, cardiac ultrasound, pulmonary ultrasound and critical care ultrasound.
Upon completion of the Pediatric Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the history of ultrasound and the origin/scope of pediatric point-of-care ultrasound.
- Understand and apply physics principles to ultrasound imaging.
- Recognize ultrasound imaging artifacts.
- Select appropriate transducers and modes for desired applications.
- Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.
- Diagnose intra-peritoneal free fluid in pediatric trauma patients.
- Differentiate normal renal architecture from hydronephrosis.
- Describe the sonographic features of appendicitis, intussusception, and pyloric stenosis.
- Distinguish cellulitis from abscess.
- Identify joint effusions of the pediatric elbow, knee, and hip.
- Interpret basic cardiac views and recognize important pathology.
- Apply a pulmonary ultrasound algorithm to pediatric respiratory complaints.
- Use ultrasound to identify the source of shock in critically ill pediatric patients.
Participants begin their journey as they learn about the origins of pediatric ultrasound and the relevant physics that guide image acquisition. The buttons and functionality of the point-of-care ultrasound are examined, followed by an exploration of the various point-of-care diagnostic and procedural ultrasound applications relevant to a pediatric population. From trauma scans to bedside cardiac ultrasound, participants will be guided through the expanding field of pediatric ultrasound. Lectures are packed with real-life cases, illustrative videos, and invaluable pearls/pitfalls and best practices.
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