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  1. SEMPA Ultrasound Courses November 8-10, 2019 Huntington Beach, CA https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-huntingtonbeach/ January 27-28, 2020 Jacksonville, FL https://www.sempa.org/education/ultrasound-jacksonville/ The SEMPA Ultrasound Courses will provide point-of-care ultrasound training to physician assistants working in emergency medicine. Didactic sessions will focus on concise, useful information, images, and video. Most importantly, participants will have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills through hands-on teaching and practice on live models under the guidance of experienced faculty. Due to the popularity of this course, we will be offering two courses this winter. Choose the course that works best for you and register today!
  2. 2019 SEMPA Emergency Procedures Course Oct 7-8, 2019 Jacksonville, Florida - 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits - All procedures performed on high fidelity simulators Airway management (direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy, rescue devices) Lumbar puncture (with and without ultrasound guidance) Arthrocentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Intraosseous vascular access Central venous access (internal jugular, subclavian, femoral; with and without ultrasound guidance) Tube thoracostomy Needle decompression Paracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Thoracentesis (with and without ultrasound guidance) Peritonsillar abscess drainage Arterial line placement - Procedural anatomy demonstration on human cadavers (limited hands-on) This course is expected to fill quickly so sign up now as registration is limited! https://sempa.org/education/procedures/
  3. Registration now open for SEMPA 360 being held April 14-18, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana! Come learn from the best educators in emergency medicine. Conference favorites include Kevin Klauer, Amy Keim, Haney Mallemat, Michael Winters, and Richard Cantor to name a few. The EM:RAP team will also be joining us again in New Orleans for a day of learning along with a special meet-and-greet to visit with some of your favorite EM:RAP stars! Over twenty workshops will give you the skills needed in emergency procedures, airway management, ultrasound, slit lamp, suturing, x-ray interpretation, teaching, ECG interpretation, and more! Over 40 lecture sessions will cover topics such as critical care, trauma, pediatric emergency medicine, ophthalmology, cardiovascular emergencies, GI disorders, infectious disease, literature updates, and high risk emergency medicine. There are also plenty of social activities to enjoy with old and new friends. A wine and cheese reception, opening party at Mardi Gras World, and the SEMPA Quiz Bowl competition will welcome you to the EMPA event of the year. CME is available for PAs, physicians, and NPs. The discount for early bird registration ends Feb 13. The hotel room block is also limited so sign up now! For more information: https://www.sempa.org/sempa360
  4. Do you want to learn how to use ultrasound to help your patients? Then come to the 2018 SEMPA Ultrasound Course in Huntington Beach, California! But hurry! Space is limited for this course and sells out fast.The 2018 SEMPA Ultrasound Course will be November 2-4 at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel in sunny Huntington Beach, California. The half day format allows participants and their families to enjoy everything Huntington Beach has to offer.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 live human models. The course is more than half-way sold out. Register now! https://www.sempa.org/education/sempa-ultrasound-course/
  5. Join the interest list now to be among the first to get more information and to register for the upcoming SEMPA Ultrasound Course to be held November 2-4, 2018, in Huntington Beach, CA. The three-day course is designed so that you can scan, surf, stroll on the sands and enjoy the sunset because the education sessions will end no later than 2:00 pm each day so you can enjoy this popular California beach location. Hotel Accommodations will be available at the Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel. More details to come. To join the interest list, click here.
  6. Can anyone recommend a good emergency medicine ultrasound course other than the SEMPA course? I got a taste of US at a conference this summer but have very little experience with it. Wound love to delve a bit deeper. Would also love to hear anyone's experience with the courses. Thanks in advance!
  7. One slot has unexpectedly opened up for the SEMPA Ultrasound Course being held February 22-23 in Jacksonville, FL, and we are offering it on a first come first served basis. To register, contact Mary Hines in the SEMPA Customer Care Center at 877.297.7594 extension 3169 with your credit card information. https://www.sempa.org/ultrasound-course/
  8. The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is proud to announce the newest addition to its medical education programs. The UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine PA Residency is accepting applications for the 2018 application cycle. This 18 month post-graduate program is designed to prepare PAs to practice in a variety of emergency medicine environments. We will be accepting 2 residents in 2018. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2018. Rotations include: Trauma Critical Care Burn Orthopedics Dermatology Ophthalmology Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Toxicology Radiology Emergency Ultrasound Anesthesia EMS Resuscitation courses include: ACLS, ATLS, BLS, PALS 18-month stipend: $90,000 Full Benefits Paid attendance at SEMPA 360, SEMPA's annual conference Our state-of-the-art ED at Community Regional Medical Center serves as the only Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center for Central California, and handles an annual ED volume of over 110,000. For more information, please see the attached flyer. Website: http://www.fresno.ucsf.edu/emergency-medicine-physician-assistant/ Email: em.pa.residency@fresno.ucsf.edu Residency Flyer.pdf
  9. SAVE THE DATE! SEMPA is once again holding its popular Ultrasound Course. Planning is still under way, but the course will be held February 22-23, 2018, at the University of Florida-Jacksonville, College of Medicine Center for Simulation Education and Safety Research. The Ultrasound Course has sold out the past couple years so sign up now to be among the first to know when registration opens. https://www.sempa.org/ultrasound-course/
  10. Hi Guys, Was wondering if this position sounded like a good venue for DPC. Essentially i will being doing a significant amount of clerical work in ultrasound, but will be assisting patients in mammography (preparing for their scan, setting them up, dressing them, getting them from the waiting room, etc.) I know it is nothing compared to EMT or ED tech, but I am hoping that some schools might still recognize it even though I am not doing a whole lot with the patients.
  11. I started my practice in an ED at a level one trauma center and was informally trained in bedside ultrasound on the job. Over my 3.5 years with the group, PAs were brought into the same rigorous training standards as the EM residents with the goal of securing credentialing for all PAs. I ultimately completed the requisite exams and was technically credentialed at that point. I left that position shortly after and began working with another area organization in EM. Bedside ultrasound is culturally used less as the average practitioner with my current group has less experience, however many of the staff are ultrasound trained. I'm running into issues with ultrasound documentation in that we are allowed to perform the exam, bill and document only if we have a credentialed physician looking over our shoulder while we perform the exam. We have been asked not to document the ultrasound in our note for both billing and medicolegal reasons (understandably). When this issue for APPs (both PAs and NPs in my new practice) came up, our group was told that it is system-wide policy that APPs can't do or can't be credentialed to do bedside ultrasound. I'm wondering what resources are available to help PAs/APPs develop a credentialing process for bedside ultrasounds within their organization. I see there is a Society of PAs in Clinical Ultrasound, however not many resources regarding this professional practice issue. Can anyone help point me in a direction or offer up their professional experience?
  12. The Society of Point of Care Ultrasound (SPOCUS.org) has gotten a multitude of requests to host POCUS workshops, in a variety of clinical applications. We are establishing a cadre/speakers bank and are actively looking for clinicians who are POCUS competent, and wish to teach at local/national conferences. Are there any members on here interested?
  13. 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: Objectives 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 Renal Ultrasound Biliary Ultrasound Aorta Ultrasound Cardiac and Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound Thoracic Ultrasound Pelvic Ultrasound Lower Extremity Deep Vein Ultrasound Musculoskeletal and Soft Tissue Ultrasound Ocular Ultrasound Ultrasound Guided ProceduresCentral venous catheters Peripheral IVs Lumbar puncture Thoracentesis Paracentesis Arthrocentesis Abscess drainage and foreign body removal Nerve blocks 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
  14. I'm currently a student majoring in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) and expecting a BS and graduating from an honors program in spring 2015. I'm planning on taking my ARDMS specialty exams in Echocardiography, Abdomen, and OB/GYN. I'm contemplating about transitioning from a BS in DMS to MS-PA and was wondering whether it would be a good idea and how I would go about my route. I'm not sure whether my courses for DMS (or if any courses from Allied Health program) would be considered towards my science GPA. The courses include multiple leveled courses in Abdominal Cross Section Sonography, Abdominal Sonography (1, 2, & 3) , Echocardiography (1, 2, & 3), OB/GYN(1, 2, & 3), Non-Invasive Vascular, Superficial Structures and Neurosonography, Sonographic Physics (1 & 2) along with 1,200+ hours during clinical rotation at non-invasive cardiology, pediatric echocardiography, OB/GYN/MFM, and general abdominal ultrasound clinical sites in the metropolitan area. I have not finished all my courses yet so my GPA could be lower or higher when I graduate, but I would like a opinion on the general overview. My science GPA (assuming they don't account for my DMS courses) is a meek 3.184 from Bio 1&2, Chem 1&2, A&P 1&2, and an Introductory to Physics course. I've taken organic chemistry, but withdrew from the class due to personal reasons. I plan to take microbiology since most PA schools require it. My non-science GPA (assuming they don't account for my DMS courses with my honors liberal courses Philosophy, Literature, History, Social Science, Psychology, Speech, math courses (Precalculus, and Calculus), and a statistics class) is a 3.37 Assuming the DMS courses count in my science GPA and not my non-science GPA, my science GPA would be 3.29. Assuming the DMS courses count in my non-science GPA, my non-science GPA would be 3.37. My overall GPA currently is a 3.35. I've done 1,200+ hours during my clinical rotations at hospitals and 800+ hours as a pharmacy technician at a retail pharmacy. I'm familiar with reading and performing echocardiograms, general abdomen and OB/GYN ultrasounds and reading CT scans, X-rays, and mammograms. I'm also familiar with drug names and purpose of them. I know that I have to receive my Bachelors prior to applying to the CASPA, but I would like to know any helpful advice prior to applying (I don't plan to apply soon, but it would be helpful to be completely prepared to submit my application) and opinion about whether it would be a good idea to transition from DMS to PA. Thanks a bunch!
  15. I am looking at part time work with potential to move to full time if I want. This is with a large staffing group in a small/medium rural ED. I am having a Lawyer review this for me but I wanted to run a few thing by everyone else. 1) Contract states to give notice of 90 before leaving(part time or full), if you leave before this it states that they can make you pay for filling any shifts that you leave. The rep for the company says that she has never seen this happen before. It seems like 3 months is just too long, 1 to 2 months notice at the most is what I have seen before. 2) 1mil/3mil coverage for malpractice, this seems low for this area of practice. I have better coverage at my current FM/UC job. This job pays much better than what I am making now, but does not have any vacation which is not a plus. Any suggestions are appriciated.
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