Objectives

  • Recognize signs of gallbladder pathology (including, but not limited to cholelithiasis and cholecystitis)
  • Recognize pathology of the Aorta (i.e. dissection and aneurysm)
  • Recognize certain pathologies of the kidney and bladder (i.e. kidney stones, hydronephrosis)
  • Recognize the benefits of ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks
  • Discuss the indications and contraindications of nerve blocks
  • Review commonly performed ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks
  • Describe anesthetic options, toxicity, and toxicity treatment
  • Review the anatomy of the eye as it appears on ultrasound.
  • Identify and interpret common ocular pathologies as seen on bedside ultrasound
  • Discuss the utility of point of care pulmonary ultrasound in an emergency department setting
  • Identify the different findings of point of care lung ultrasound and how they can be utilized to make a diagnosis
  • Recognize the indications for ultrasound guidance in acquiring peripheral venous access
  • Identify the venous anatomy in the antecubital fossa and medial upper arm
  • Recognize venous anatomy using ultrasound
  • Demonstrate the proper technique for acquiring peripheral venous access using ultrasound guidance
  • Achieve competence in ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access on phantom simulators
  • Discuss the physiologic challenges of rapid sequence intubation including oxygenation, hemodynamic stability, and metabolic derangements
  • Provide strategies to treat these challenges to optimize first past success
  • Appraise the literature for best practice in identifying patients that would benefit from neuro-intervention
  • Discuss current studies and challenges as it pertains to care of acute ischemic stroke patients
  • Improve our clinical awareness but understanding common mistakes that result in bad patient outcomes before we make the decision to discharge the patient.
  • Recognize the relationship between our personal well-being and our success at work
  • Identify the importance of finding trusted resources for journal critique and recommendations
  • Explore the results of recent journal articles that will change your practice
  • List concise and accessible language that can be used to communicate with patients and families in crisis to help ensure treatments chosen match patient values
  • Appreciate the essential role of provider humility in facilitating sincere and patient-focused goals of care discussions
  • Recognize the impact of a major trauma in changing a person’s trajectory in life
  • Define strategies for regaining control in moving from a trauma survivor to a trauma success story
  • Recall key points of the LLSA 2019 articles and pass the exam so that professional standing with ABEM is maintained