The 2017 SEMPA Ultrasound Course will be held January 19-20 at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research in sunny Jacksonville, Florida.
The course will provide point-of-care ultrasound training to physician assistants working in emergency medicine. Focused, goal-directed ultrasound will be performed to answer a specific clinical question, which could change the next step in patient care. The course will also include didactic lectures, case presentations and hands-on skills labs to allow participants to use ultrasound machines on both live human and simulation models.
The 2017 SEMPA Ultrasound will be directed by Petra Duran-Gehring, MD, RDMS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine. The course objectives and topics covered are:
To introduce the participant to the use of focused point-of-care ultrasound through didactic lectures, case presentations and hands on ultrasound scan sessions. The focus will be on emergency medicine applications, specifically the 10 core EM modalities as recommended by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2008 guidelines, and will include new emerging scan protocols that have been shown to improve patient care and throughput.
Topics to include:
Ultrasound Physics and Knobology
The Extended FAST Exam
Cardiac and Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound
Lower Extremity Deep Vein Ultrasound
Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Ultrasound
Ultrasound Guided ProceduresCentral venous catheters
Abscess drainage and foreign body removal
Lectures will be recorded to allow participants to review material covered during lecture and will be available online for a period of time after the course. Educational materials including handouts, image case review files, and quick reference scan cards and lecture videos will also be made available to all participants online.
The University of Florida Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research is located within a large facility spanning approximately 24,000 square feet and is divided into three areas in the Pavilion building on the UF Health Jacksonville campus. The Main Simulation and Conference/Instruction Area is a 7,000 square-foot area that was once a working hospital emergency department. The area is supported by an additional 800 square-foot conference and instructional area.
SEMPA Ultrasound Course 2017 Flier.pdf