Specifically designed for healthcare providers who are exploring point of care ultrasound to enhance the evaluation and management of the patients with abdominal symptoms. Covering the peritoneum and seven major abdominal organs, the course presents a systematic and focused assessment with ultrasound. Lectures are succinct and delivered in an interactive format.
The Hands-on Training is the cornerstone of the program. During these sessions, participants will be guided to perform bedside scans on volunteers with normal and pathological findings. With 5 hours
set aside for live demonstration and scanning, and keeping the trainer to trainee ratio at maximum of
1:4, participants will have ample opportunities to practise during the Hands-on Training sessions.
This course will introduce the fundamental concepts in evaluating the abdomen using point of care
ultrasound for healthcare provider.
Upon completion of this course, participants will learn how to:
- Appreciate and identify basic normal sonographic anatomy of the liver, biliary
system, kidney, spleen, pancreas, bowel and abdominal aorta.
- Perform focused assessment of these 7 major organ systems using the S.A.F.E.R
- Evaluate the peritoneal space for free fluid and free air
- Assess the liver for size, echotexture, focal mass, and features of portal
- Assess the gallbladder for size, wall thickness, stones and focal mass
- Assess the intra and extrahepatic biliary ducts for size and stones, and
intrahepatic biliary ducts for aerobilia
- Assess the kidney for size, echotexture, stones, focal mass and pelvi-calyceal
- Assess the spleen for size, echotexture and focal mass
- Assess the pancreas for size, echotexture and focal mass
- Assess the bowel for size, wall thickness, distension and compressibility
- Assess the abdominal aorta for size, leak and dissection
- Integrate key sonographic findings in the assessment of patients with
Who Should Attend
Surgeons, physicians, emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, medical officers and
healthcare workers involved in the management of patients with abdominal complaints and emergencies.
Participants should already have a basic understanding of point of care ultrasound and ultrasound