Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
February 5, 2022

Registration


Cost

  • Physicians: $200.00
  • Advanced Practice Providers: $100.00
  • Residents: $50.00
  • Students: $0.00

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This course is open to all interested healthcare providers. Participation is in-person at Des Moines University and a limited number of spaces are available. The COVID-19 safety measures in place for this workshop are described below. 
 

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)

Purpose

This workshop gives 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 provide presentations on each topic. This will be followed by small group breakout sessions where participants scan live models. Each small group will have an expert facilitator to ensure individualized attention and teaching that fits each participant's needs and skill level.

Topics

The theme for this workshop is ultrasound for critical patients and will include the following topics and more!  

  • Cardiac Ultrasound and Inferior Vena Cava
  • Gallbladder Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound "Grab Bag”
    • Ultrasound-guided line placements
    • Eye exams (e.g., retina and optic nerve)

Learning Objectives 

  • Identify relevant anatomy with ultrasound.
  • Describe safety measures and interventions for point-of-care ultrasound in emergency medicine.
  • Evaluate technical processes to perform gall bladder, basic cardiac, pulmonary, RUSH, and eFAST exams.
  • Compare typical findings in normal and pathologic states.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Coming together safely for the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop is our #1 priority.

We recognize the unique and changing impact of the pandemic on our organizations, families, and daily lives. As the world begins to return to normal and we return to in-person activities, the health and well-being of our attendees remains our top priority. By working closely with Des Moines University leadership and federal, state, and local public health officials, we will incorporate current best practices to provide you with the best level of protection at the workshop.

The expectation is that we will all practice protocols that reflect a spirit of respect and care for our healthcare community throughout the activity. The COVID-19 safety measures in place for this workshop are described below.

  • Health screening protocol when checking in at the registration desk.
  • Masks required in all indoor spaces.
  • Disposable masks and hand sanitizer available at each ultrasound station and throughout the lecture space.
  • Lecture space and ultrasound stations set up to accommodate 6-foot social distancing between tables.
  • Small-group learning with ultrasound probes sanitized between participants.

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Course summary
Course opens: 
10/27/2021
Course expires: 
02/05/2022
Event starts: 
02/05/2022 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/05/2022 - 12:30pm CST
Cost:
$200.00
Rating: 
0

All times listed are in Central Time. Agenda is subject to change.

TimeSession
8:00 am

Gallbladder Pathology

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

8:20 am

Basic Cardiac and E-Point Septal Separation (EPSS)

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

8:40 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
9:00 amBreak
9:10 am

Evaluation of Fluid Responsiveness Using the Internal Jugular Vein

Todd Sexton, DO
Emergency Medicine, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

9:30 am

Pulmonary Ultrasound

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

9:50 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
10:10 amBreak
10:20 am

RUSH and eFAST exams

Cory Wittrock, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

10:40 am

Cardiac VTI and Pulmonary Findings in COVID-19

Nicholas Bertucci, DO
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago

11:00 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
11:20 amBreak
11:30 am

Ultrasound Grab Bag Rapid Presentations

Peripheral Musculoskeletal Nerve Blocks
Nicholas Bertucci, DO

Ocular Ultrasound
Casey Woster, MD, RDMS

Peripheral Ultrasound-Guided Line Placement
Todd Sexton, DO

12:00 pmSmall Group Practice Sessions
12:30 pmAdjourn
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596

Des Moines University is located on a 22-acre campus in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa. Just west of downtown on Grand Avenue, the University is located in one of Des Moines' most prestigious neighborhoods. The campus is in a historic neighborhood filled with tree-lined streets and gracious older homes and businesses. Its central location makes it easy to access the rest of the city and outlying communities. The campus is close to the Des Moines International Airport, located on the bus line and just blocks from local shopping and downtown Des Moines.

Travel


Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus), and more can be found on the DMU accommodations website. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500

  • May offer discounted rates
  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • Health club and indoor pool

Hyatt Place Des Moines
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-282-5555 or 888-591-1234

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Des Moines University
  • Complimentary Hot American & Continental Breakfast
  • Fitness Center & Indoor Pool
  • DMU Discounted Rate (mention Des Moines University Corporate Rate)

Renaissance Savery Hotel – Downtown
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
800-514-4706

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Restaurant and lounge
  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)

Instructors

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

Nicholas Bertucci, DO
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow, AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago

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

Todd Sexton, DO
Emergency Medicine, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Cory Wittrock, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician and Clinical Associate Professor, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

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

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

  • 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 4.0 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 4.0 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 4.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

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

DISCLOSURE

The speaker(s) will 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. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Thomas Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP, Speaker and Planning Committee Member
  • Nicholas Bertucci, DO, Speaker
  • Kevin Carnevale, MD, Moderator and Planning Committee Member
  • Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP, Speaker and Planning Committee Member
  • Karin Howe, DO, Moderator and Planning Committee Member
  • Todd Sexton, DO, Speaker and Activity Director
  • Cory Wittrock, MD, Speaker

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose:

  • Casey Woster, MD, RDMS, Speaker, is a consultant for Butterfly Network, Inc.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this 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.

Price

Cost:
$200.00
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CANCELLATION POLICY

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at cme@dmu.edu.
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $20 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days before the activity start date.
  • Canceled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.