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Overview

This workshop's hybrid curriculum consists of 3 components:
  1. Asynchronous online didactic module of detailed video presentations: COVID-19 Ultrasound Protocol, Introduction to Physics and Knobology, Ultrasound-guided IV Placement, and Renal/Biliary point-of-care ultrasound. (Available after completed course registration).
  2. October 15th 12:00 – 2:30 pm ET: Live-stream virtual presentations of Introduction to Echo, Abdominal Scanning, RUSH Protocol, and a live Q&A review of asynchronous didactic topics. This session will be recorded.
  3. October 17th Morning OR Afternoon: In-person scanning sessions during which advanced practice providers will apply point-of-care ultrasound knowledge to hands-on, case-based scanning on live models in facilitated small groups, building from beginner to intermediate skill levels.
Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the application of point-of-care ultrasound, a cutting-edge diagnostic tool, in ambulatory and hospital settings.
“There are multiple take-aways from this session that I intend to use in clinical practice as an inpatient medicine PA.”
“This course definitely improved my confidence with ultrasound/evaluation skills.”
“Very thorough course and better than I expected. I would definitely recommend this course to others and I would even take it again.”
“Skills practice has solidified memory and application, identification of internal structures and organs, and normal and most common abnormal findings.”
 
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Testimonials From Past Participants

Objectives

After completing this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Describe the indications for, and practice performing the following point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills:
    • Focused cardiac and pulmonary, abdomen/pelvis.
    • Vascular, aorta and deep venous thrombosis, soft tissue, US-guided venous access.
  • Apply knowledge of basic US physics and knobology as they relate to image acquisition and interpretation.
  • Integrate image findings in diagnostic and management discussions of clinical patients.

Course Director

Hana Dubsky, PA-C

Emergency Medicine Physician Associate and EM PA Ultrasound Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Hana Dubsky currently works as the Emergency Medicine Physician Associate Ultrasound Director at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received CAQ in Emergency Medicine and is a long-standing instructor and faculty member at Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program. In addition, she has taught the Point-of-care Ultrasound curriculum for the Physician Assistant Studies Programs at Tufts University and MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Additional Faculty
Ultrasound faculty and expertise from physicians and advanced practice providers from the Partners Healthcare System.

Accreditation

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In support of improving patient care, MGH Institute of Health Professions 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.

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