Simulation Education: High Yield Applications of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Primary Care


Unfortunately, due to inclement weather, the simulation equipment for this session is not able to make it to San Antonio. Due to the high amount of interactivity with the equipment, this session unfortunately must be canceled. 

Please visit Special Services in the Registration Hub at the convention center to switch to a different session, where your registration fee of $350.00 will be applied to this new session, or receive a full refund.

Rotate through multiple patient simulation scenarios during each three-hour session. Point of care ultrasonography in the outpatient setting will be emphasized.  

Thursday, September 14, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Cost: $350
CME credits: 3

Note: This workshop will be taught using animal products (i.e., pig feet, pork shoulder, chicken).

Station 1: Extended - Focused Assessment Sonography in Trauma (eFAST)

  • Understand how to perform the eFAST scan and how to incorporate into management of a trauma patient.

Station 2: Determination of Left Ventricular Systolic Function

  • Understand and practice the performance of a limited echocardiographic evaluation of the heart to assess left ventricular systolic function.
  • Determine how to incorporate echocardiographic evaluation of the heart into patient management.

Station 3: Evaluation of First Trimester Bleeding

  • Understand and practice how to perform a transvaginal ultrasound examination in the evaluation of first trimester bleeding.
  • Identify procedures to incorporate transvaginal ultrasound examination information into patient management.

Station 4: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening

  • Review indications for AAA screening. Understand and practice the performance of ultrasound screening for AAA.
  • Identify recommendations for treatment of AAA and/or follow-up based on findings.

Closing: Identify appropriate credentialing and billing for ultrasound applications in family medicine.

If you have already registered for the 2017 AAFP FMX, simply return to your confirmation page or call (800) 274-2237 to register for this course.