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Prehospital Point-of-Care Ultrasound (pPOCUS) - COMING SOON!
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Prehospital Point-of-Care Ultrasound (pPOCUS) - COMING SOON!

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Prehospital Emergency Physician, Deputy Medical and Scientific Director, Managing Editor RESPonse Emergency Medicine Podcast; EMS Vienna
Venia docendi in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Prehospital Emergency Physician and Liaison officer; EMS Vienna
Prehospital Emergency Physician; EMS Vienna
Medical University of Vienna
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Chapter 1

Introduction to pPOCUS

At the outset, all participants will be greeted with a warm welcome. Furthermore, attention will be drawn to the fact that ultrasound is a skill that is easily learnable. In addition, the broad learning objectives of this course will be presented.

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Chapter 2

pPOCUS Basics

In this section, participants will learn the fundamental principles of physics, relevant artifacts, and the most commonly used buttons and settings. Tips and tricks for improving image quality, as well as the handling of the ultrasound transducer, will also be discussed.

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Chapter 3

Abdomen

In this section, the focus is on the sonographic examination of the abdomen, with particular emphasis on the identification of free fluid in the Morison, Koller, Douglas, or Proust spaces. Additionally, the most common pathologies and their etiology, as well as treatment options, will be discussed.

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Chapter 4

Thorax

In thoracic sonography, artifacts such as A- and B-lines are discussed, with a primary focus on pneumothorax and pleural effusion, as well as hemothorax. Additionally, pathologies like pulmonary edema will be addressed, and the interpretation of specific images will be practiced using case examples.

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Chapter 5

Echocardiography

In the echocardiography chapter, we will begin by discussing positional relationships and anatomical considerations. Participants will familiarize themselves with standard views and aim to assess left ventricular function through eyeballing and simple measurements. The discussion will extend to the right heart, with a clear emphasis on detecting pulmonary embolism. In preclinical emergency medicine, recognizing pericardial tamponade/effusion is of significant importance. Additionally, we will delve into topics such as valves, wall motion abnormalities, and vegetations.

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Chapter 6

Protocols

In the Protocol Section, the objective is to synthesize the acquired knowledge of various views and recognized pathologies. Participants will gain insight into the application of specific protocols and the optimal sequence for conducting examinations.

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Chapter 7

Diving deep

In this additional chapter, a brief overview of ultrasound-guided interventions will be provided. Initially, the use of ultrasound in punctures will be discussed, followed by instances where this is warranted. Finally, ultrasound-guided local anesthesia procedures will be explored.

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Objectives

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After this course you will be equipped with the skills to effectively utilize prehospital point-of-care ultrasound in a variety of emergency situations.

The course will enable you to make accurate diagnoses and decisions for critically injured or ill patients.

By gaining in-depth knowledge you will become proficient in mastering point-of-care ultrasound devices in your clinical practice.

By gaining in-depth knowledge you will become proficient in mastering point-of-care ultrasound devices in your clinical practice.

You will become proficient in applying various emergency protocols (eFAST, FATE, DYSPNEA, RUSH, CPR) in your clinical practice.

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Paramedics
General practitioners
Emergency Physicians
Medical Students
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