Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
February 10, 2023 to February 11, 2023

Registration


New this year! This workshop now features two sessions - "basics" on Friday afternoon and "advanced" on Saturday morning. All interested healthcare providers can attend one or both sessions. Participation is in-person at Des Moines University, and a limited number of spaces are available. 

COST

 Basics Only
(Friday)
Advanced Only
(Saturday)
Both Days
Physicians$75$150$200
Advanced Practice Providers$40$75$100
Residents$20$40$50
StudentsFree!$30$30

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.

New Format!

Due to popular demand, the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Workshop has expanded to two half-days of hands-on learning - "basics" on Friday and "advanced" on Saturday. Join us on Friday afternoon to learn about the basic components of point-of-care ultrasound and common exams that all practitioners should be familiar with. Then, dive deep during the advanced session on Saturday morning and improve your competence with extended hands-on practice sessions. Interested individuals can attend one or both sessions!

Bonus Small Group Practice Session

Join us for an extension of the workshop on Saturday, February 11, 2023, for an exclusive one-hour practice session. Participants will scan live models and receive 1:1 support from practicing ultrasound experts. Each attendee will select their own topics from the workshop to practice during the bonus session. Space is limited to three (3) learners per instructor. 

Topics

Basics - Friday, February 10, 2023

  • Point-of-care ultrasound fundamentals, including probe selection, orientation/motion, image acquisition and interpretation, artifacts, terminology, and communicating findings.
  • E-FAST exams.
  • Upper abdomen ultrasound, including gallbladder and basic renal exams.
  • "Grab Bag" session, including ultrasound-guided IV, musculoskeletal exams, and more!

Advanced - Saturday, February 11, 2023

  • Transabdominal exams.
  • Abdominal and lower extremity vasculature, including comprehensive DVT and AAA exams.
  • Robust nerve blocks, including new uses in the emergency department.
  • Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal procedures, including knee aspiration and the shoulder. 

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 point-of-care ultrasound exams.
  • Compare typical findings in normal and pathologic states.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
10/12/2022
Course expires: 
02/11/2023
Event starts: 
02/10/2023 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/11/2023 - 2:00pm CST
Cost:
$200.00
Rating: 
0

AGENDA

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

Friday, February 10, 2023

TimeSession
12:00 pm

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fundamentals 

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

12:30 pmSmall Group Practice Sessions
1:00 pmBreak
1:10 pm

E-FAST Exams

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

1:40 pmSmall Group Practice Sessions
2:10 pmBreak
2:20 pm

Upper Abdomen Ultrasound

Thomas Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP

2:50 pmSmall Group Practice Sessions
3:20 pmBreak
3:30 pm

Ultrasound Grab Bag Rapid Presentations

Todd M. Sexton, DO, FAEEM
Emergency Medicine Residency Core Faculty, Emergency Department, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

4:00 pmSmall Group Practice Sessions
4:30 pmAdjourn


Saturday, February 11, 2023

TimeSession
8:00 am

Transabdominal Exams

Cory Wittrock, MD, AEMUS, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor and Emergency Ultrasound Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

8:20 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
9:00 amBreak
9:10 am

Abdominal and Lower Extremity Vasculature

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

  1. Image the aorta in both short and long axes and measure it in the short axis. 
  2. Locate and compress the femoral and popliteal veins to assess for deep venous thrombosis (DVT).
  3. Recognize vascular pathology of the abdomen and lower extremities, including abdominal aortic aneurysm and DVT.
9:30 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
10:10 amBreak
10:20 am

Nerve Blocks

Nicholas Bertucci, DO
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center

10:40 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
11:20 amBreak
11:30 am

Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures

Brandon Wubben, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

  1. Identify the knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow joint effusions.
  2. Use ultrasound-guided aspiration of knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow joint effusions.
  3. Use ultrasound-guided intraarticular injection in shoulder dislocation.
11:50 amSmall Group Practice Sessions
12:30 pmAdjourn
12:45 pmBonus Small Group Practice Session (Registration Required)
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)

Speakers & Instructors

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

Nicholas Bertucci, DO
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center

Kevin Carnevale, MD (Instructor Only)
Academic Pathologist, Microbiology and Immunology, Des Moines University

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

Karin Howe, DO (Instructor Only)
Emergency Care Physician, MercyOne Des Moines

Todd M. Sexton, DO, FAEEM
Emergency Medicine Residency Core Faculty, Emergency Department, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Cory Wittrock, MD, AEMUS, FACEP
Clinical Associate Professor and Emergency Ultrasound Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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

Brandon Wubben, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the 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 activity for a maximum of 9.0 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 9.0 continuing education contact hour(s). Nurses must attend the entire session to receive credit. Partial session credit is prohibited and will be forfeited.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

DISCLOSURE

The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The 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, Planning Committee Member, Speaker, and Instructor
  • Nicholas Bertucci, DO, Planning Committee Member, Speaker, and Instructor
  • Kevin Carnevale, MD, Planning Committee Member and Instructor
  • Clint Hawthorne, MD, FACEP, Planning Committee Member, Speaker, and Instructor
  • Karin Howe, DO, Planning Committee Member and Instructor
  • Todd M. Sexton, DO, FAEEM, Activity Director, Speaker, and Instructor
  • Cory Wittrock, MD, AEMUS, FACEP, Planning Committee Member, Speaker, and Instructor
  • Casey Woster, MD, Speaker and Instructor
  • Brandon Wubben, MD, Speaker and Instructor

Disclaimer

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education. It 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

  • 8.00 CE Contact Hour(s)

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.