Critical Care Ultrasound:
Integration Into Clinical Practice
Build upon your ultrasonography proficiency and earn a Certificate of Completion in critical care ultrasound. This assessment-based certificate fulfills the quality standards set by the Institute of Credentialing Excellence and is made up of live courses, the completion of an online portfolio, and a final assessment. View complete details.
Study whole-body ultrasonography for diagnosis and management of the critically ill patient using human models and state-of-the art simulators. Expert faculty will provide comprehensive training in protocol-driven image acquisition and case-based image interpretation.
Study an algorithmic approach to the ultrasound evaluation of common clinical scenarios, including:
- Hemodynamic instability and shock states
- Acute respiratory failure and dyspnea
- Acute renal failure
- Cardiac arrest
Participants will learn to perform a standardized approach to ultrasound-guidance for vascular, pleural, and peritoneal procedures using state-of-the-art simulators.
This course is intended for physicians and other health-care providers with prior knowledge and experience in point-of-care ultrasound. Prior to attending the course, you should have completed a CHEST critical care ultrasonography course (or similar) and should be using point-of-care ultrasound on a regular basis.
You will be expected to complete course materials prior to attending, which will reduce the need for live lectures. The additional time will maximize hands-on learning opportunities.
Health-care providers interested in developing a standardized approach to whole-body ultrasonography, including:
- Physicians in critical care medicine, emergency medicine, internal medicine and subspecialties, anesthesia, and surgery
- Physicians-in-training, including fellows and residents
- Other independent licensed health-care practitioners
- Certification of Completion learners
Course co-chair Para Patrawalla, MD, FCCP, explains how learners can take their ultrasonography to the next level through this unique, case-based opportunity.