Course Description: Explore the future of pre-hospital and critical care transport through our dynamic course, “A Look Inside: Integrating POCUS into Emergency and Critical Care Transport.” Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is poised to redefine patient care, and this program bridges the gap between traditional assessment techniques and POCUS utilization. Despite limited adoption in EMS, research and real-world evidence demonstrate its potential to enhance diagnosis and treatment, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
About the Course:
- Date and Time: Morning Session on June 10, 2024, from 8 AM to 12 PM
- Location: Wilmington Convention Center Ballroom D & E
- Price: $150
- Instructors: Led by Jason Clark, John Bonta, JR Waller, and Shaila Coffey of Apollo MedFlight
- Maximum Capacity: Limited to 50 students
- Continuing Education (CE) Hours: 4 CE hours
Unleash the Potential of POCUS:
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is hailed as a revolutionary advancement in bedside diagnosis, rivaling the stethoscope’s impact two centuries ago. While it has found a place in various medical specialties, its integration into EMS remains limited, with just 4.1% of U.S. EMS systems utilizing POCUS.
This pre-conference workshop bridges the gap between traditional assessment and treatment methods and the untapped potential of integrating POCUS into the pre-hospital and critical care transport medicine industry. Timely, accurate diagnosis is vitally important, especially in out-of-hospital scenarios, where every piece of diagnostic information, and every moment is precious. POCUS emerges as a game-changer, improving the confirmation of clinical findings, and in some cases application of life-saving treatments.
- Comprehensive four-hour training session led by expert instructors.
- Didactic lectures and hands-on POCUS instruction.
- Learn to assess cardiac contractility, detect pericardial effusion, identify pneumothorax, and more!
- Gain skills that can significantly impact patient outcomes.
Some research studies have suggested that pre-hospital and critical care transport medicine providers accurately interpreted out-of-hospital POCUS images in 98.1% of cases if they had proper training, reshaping decision-making and patient management for our industry. In addition, there is evidence that POCUS can alter transport and treatment decisions in 50% of patients, demonstrating its potential to reduce morbidity and mortality in out-of-hospital care. POCUS offers scalability, user-friendliness, and is a perfect fit for pre-hospital providers seeking rapid and effective skill advancement.
Join us for “A Look Inside” and experience hands-on POCUS application, enabling you to learn through practice. Maybe your service has not experienced what POCUS can do for your service. The first step in embracing new ideas is exposure. This is a great opportunity to learn and be part of this revolution—unlock the potential of POCUS in the field.