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  1. Looking to upgrade to the Butterfly iQ+, but I'm not going to need two probes, and nor am I independently wealthy, so my old iQ could be yours! $1000, with optional hard case ($99 value), original charger included. Lightning (iPhone/iPad) connector, 15 months old, works great, original price $2000, which is the full price of the new iQ+. Does not work with all lightning Apple devices--the display device processor is used to render the images, so it needs a relatively current device. You will also need to buy a cloud membership from Butterfly to take full advantage of it. Ultrasound gel not
  2. I am a PA in Massachusetts working in orthopedic surgery, We just obtained an Ultrasound machine at our private practice so that I might start doing ultrasound guided injections. 1.) Does anyone know what the MA laws are regarding PA's formally documenting interpretations of ultrasounds for diagnostic purposes? 2.) What point do you have to check in order to be a reimbursed procedure? 3.) Any tips for keeping sterile technique with the gel? Thanks!
  3. Registration Now Open for SEMPA 360! Make a difference in your practice by joining us for SEMPA 360, March 16-20, 2020, in Chicago, IL for the most in-depth and comprehensive educational experience available for EMPAs. Register Now To: Increase your depth and breadth of medical knowledge
  4. This course is designed to be a "scan and surf" adventure with the education ending at 2 pm each day so participants have time to enjoy the location. With so much to do in Huntington Beach and the hotel offering a Beach Amenities Program, the SEMPA Ultrasound Course is the perfect balance of education and fun! The course 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 thr
  5. 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 Sono
  6. I am trying to show the ortho practice that I work for that investing in a good US machine and training me (and a few other PAs) on how to use it to diagnose would be beneficial. Does anyone know where I could find statistics on the cost effectiveness, accuracy compared to MRI, % of practices that currently use US... etc. I've been digging into journals for most of my information but they like to see numbers from reputable sources. Thanks
  7. 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
  8. 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 un
  9. 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
  10. 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 per
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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/
  14. 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 Ma
  15. 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/
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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?
  19. 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 mach
  20. 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
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