Point of Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist - 2024

POCUS For the Hospitalist
November 14-15, 2024
San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM25P02

 

November 14 - 15, 2024
UCSF Center for Nursing Excellence
San Francisco, CA
Course# MDM25P02, MDM25P02A
Department: Medicine (Div Hosp Med)

Registration Fees

Traditional Track

Course# MDM25P02

Early Bird Before July 31st, 2024
$1,500     Physicians
$1,500     Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,500     MDTs

Regular Fee Begins August 1st, 2024
$1,600     Physicians
$1,600     Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,600     MDTs

Register for Traditional Track

Advanced Track

Course# MDM25P02A

Early Bird Before July 31st, 2024
$1,650     Physicians
$1,650     Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,650     MDTs

Regular Fee Begins August 1st, 2024
$1,750     Physicians
$1,750     Advanced Practice Professionals
$1,750     MDTs

Register for Advanced Track

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before 10/31/2024 will be refunded, less a $250 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.  Please email your requests to [email protected]

Overview

The UCSF Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Hospitalist Workshop is a hands-on experience to learn the techniques of bedside ultrasound. Live demonstrations, case review, and didactics will complement hours of hands-on practice sessions. Participants will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to integrate bedside ultrasound into clinical practice.
For the first time this year we will have a traditional and advanced track – both of which can count towards the SHM POCUS COC. The traditional track will match prior year content and focus on the core skillsets needed as a practicing hospitalist (and those required for mastery for the SHM Certificate of Completion). The advanced track is targeted towards those with prior POCUS exposure (ideally a prior 2 day workshop or more) and those who seek to use more advanced skills or to be a POCUS educator. Both workshops are designed to maximize the participant’s time practicing ultrasound skills on live models. The groups will have a small ratio of participants learning (3:1 or less at hands on for traditional, 4:1 or less for advanced) from experienced instructors who utilize POCUS daily in the hospital medicine clinical environment. Further descriptions of both tracks are below

Traditional Track:
The Traditional Track will be based on practical skills needed for the hospitalized patient with a focus on protocols and cases that underscore how POCUS can be applicable in the real world. Specifically the participant will learn to obtain imaging of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and vascular structures as well as appropriate ultrasound guided technique for procedures such as thoracentesis, central venous access, and paracentesis. The workshop also includes a special session on program development and economics of POCUS.

At the end of the workshop, a participant will have enhanced skills and strategies to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and perform basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine;
  • Utilize techniques to perform bedside ultrasound for the purpose of procedural guidance (paracentesis, thoracentesis, central venous catheter placement, and lumbar puncture);
  • Utilize techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs;
  • Recognize the indications for basic point of care ultrasound exams and protocols, in light of the clinical utility and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging;
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images.

Advanced Track:
The Advanced Track is designed for those with prior exposure to and skills in POCUS that want to bring their skillset to the next level and/or be POCUS educators. It will focus on mastering basic pocus exams, adding acquisition, interpretation and clinical integration for more advanced exams & interpretation (e.g Cardiac Output/VTI, Valves, VEXUS, etc), and develop POCUS teaching skills across a variety of POCUS devices.  To achieve this it use a small group format with interactive didactics and workshops alternating with scanning skill sessions.

At the end of the workshop, a participant will have enhanced skills and strategies to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and perform basic operation across a broad range of Point of Care Ultrasound Devices;
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic POCUS exam acquisition & interpretation and the ability to teach these skills to novice POCUS users;
  • Utilize techniques to perform advanced POCUS examinations at the bedside, including those of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs;
  • Recognize the benefits and limitations of more advanced POCUS ultrasound exams and protocols, in light of the clinical utility and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging;
  • Practice advanced interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images.

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, the University of California, San Francisco is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ABIM MOC Credits
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13.75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Objectives

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Course Outline

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Course Chair

Trevor Jensen, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine

 

 

Faculty

(University of California, San Francisco unless indicated)

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Travel & Lodging

Center for Nursing Excellence
University of California San Francisco
2001 The Embarcadero, First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133

 

 

UNITED AIRLINES
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