Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop

September 19, 2020


This course is open to all interested healthcare providers. 


  • Physicians: $125
  • Advanced Practice Providers: $75
  • Residents: $25
  • Medical Students: $0
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Emergency ultrasound enables physicians to make rapid decisions, identify life-threatening conditions, and expedite the management of critical patients. Additionally, the length of stay in the emergency department dramatically decreases with the use of ultrasound, subsequently increasing patient satisfaction while maintaining an even higher standard of care. Its use extends beyond emergency providers and can improve patient outcomes in a multitude of settings. (Michalke, 2012)


This conference is designed to give the practicing Emergency Provider current information and hands-on training to improve image acquisition and interpretation of point of care ultrasound. Practicing emergency ultrasound experts will give presentations of each topic. 


8 am Welcome
8:15 am

Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound Basics and Nerve Blocks

  • Identify relevant anatomy with ultrasound
  • Describe technical processes to perform radial, ulnar, and fascia iliaca nerve blocks and administer medication
  • Compare the unique characteristics of nerve, vascular, and joint ultrasound exams
  • Describe safety measures and interventions for Local Anesthetic Toxicity
8:45 am

Joint Visualization, Tendinopathies, and Injections

  • Identify major structures of shoulder, knee, and ankle joints
  • Compare typical tendon findings in normal and pathologic states
  • Describe techniques for joint and bursal injections
9:15 amBreak
9:30 am

Ultrasound Program Development and Administration Panel Discussion

  • Develop a strategic approach to ultrasound education for providers in practice
  • Outline an approach to developing credentialing and privileging
  • Describe techniques for image archiving and quality assurance
  • Navigate the challenges of interdepartmental cooperation and barriers to program acceptance
  • Outline a process for machine selection that is right for your needs
11 amWrap up and adjourn

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/19/2020 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/19/2020 - 11:00am

Speakers & Moderators

Tom Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP
Emergency Department Staff Physician, UnityPoint Health Des Moines
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Des Moines University

Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Emergency Department, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Karin Howe, DO
Emergency Medicine, MercyOne Des Moines

Todd Sexton, DO
Emergency Medicine, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Casey Woster, MD, RDMS
Regions Hospital Emergency Department and Residency Senior Faculty Physician
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota


Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no financial conflicts with commercial interest companies to disclose:

  • Tom Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP - Planning committee member and speaker
  • Kevin Carnevale, MD - Planning committee member
  • Chase Deobald, DO - Planning committee member and moderator
  • Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP - Activity director and speaker
  • Karin Howe, DO - Planning committee member and speaker
  • Nick Kluesner, MD - Planning committee member
  • Todd Sexton, DO - Planning committee member and speaker

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual has a financial conflict with a commercial interest company to disclose:

  • Casey Woster, MD, RDMS - Speaker: Consultant for Butterfly Network, Inc.

Continuing Education Credit

  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 2.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 2.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No commercial interest company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas. The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 2.50 IBON


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