The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
UCSF Emergency Ultrasound is presented by the
Department of Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco. This introduction to emergency ultrasound gives the participant an opportunity to learn studies for both diagnostic purposes and procedural guidance. This activity is now available on multimedia formats to fit your schedule and preparation preference.
Ultrasound is established as an essential tool in treating the
critically ill patient. Current literature supports its use displaying
decreased wait times, expedited diagnosis and treatment, and
improved patient outcomes. Since initial implementation, the use
of emergency ultrasound has grown rapidly to include studies for
both diagnostic purposes and procedural guidance. Diagnostic
emergency ultrasound is an established tool in the evaluation
of biliary disease, aortic aneurysm, ectopic pregnancy, cardiac
pathology, sepsis, pneumothorax, hemothorax, and the
evaluation of the trauma patient for free fluid in the abdomen.
Procedural ultrasound has been shown to increase success and
decrease complications of paracentesis, pericardiocentesis,
central and peripheral venous cannulation, and abscess incision
and drainage. In addition to the established uses of ultrasound
in the emergency setting, new indications continue to emerge.
Participants in this activity will receive an introduction to
emergency ultrasound. The faculty are experts in the field of
emergency ultrasound with a wide range of experience and
clinical practice. Didactic sessions focus on concise, useful
information, images, and video. Most importantly, participants
will have the opportunity to learn under the guidance
of experienced faculty and sonographers.
Our target audience is emergency physicians, critical care
specialists, family practitioners, surgeons, physician's assistants,
mid-level providers, and residents.
Topics & Speakers
Physics/Knobology Martine Sargeant, MD
EFAST Robert Reardon, MD
Aorta/Renal Justin Davis, MD, MPH
Hepatobiliary Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, FAAEM
Ultrasound Guided Procedures
Deep Venous Thrombosis Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA
Cardiac and IVC Arun Nagdev, MD
Central and Peripheral Venous Access
Advanced Cardiac Gavin Budhram, MD, RDMS
Pelvic Michael B. Stone, MD, RDMS
Rapid Ultrasound for Shock/Hypotension Rimon Bengiamin, MD
Ocular Ultrasound Jennifer Carnell, MD
Rimon Bengiamin, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Emergency Ultrasound, UCSF Fresno
Brian Chinnock, MD, RDMS Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director of Coding/Billing, UCSF Fresno
Carolyn Chooljian, MD Clinical Professor of Emergency; Medicine Director of Emergency Ultrasound, UCSF Fresno
Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF Fresno
Gavin Budhram, MD, RDMS Director of Emergency Ultrasound; Director, Emergency Ultrasonography Fellowship; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Baystate Medical Center, Tufts University, Springfield, MA
Jennifer Carnell, MD Assistant Professor; Co-Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Ben Taub General Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Justin Davis, MD, MPH Emergency Physician, Kaiser Oakland Medical Center, Oakland, CA
Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, FAAEM Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound; Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center, Division of Emergency Medicine Department of Surgery, Stanford, CA
Arun Nagdev, MD Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Highland General Hospital; Assistant Professor UCSF, School of Medicine, Oakland, CA
Robert Reardon, MD Ultrasound Director, Department of Emergency Medicine Hennepin County Medical Center; Associate Professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Martine Sargent, MD Ultrasound Director and Assistant Professor, UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital & Trauma Center, San Francisco, CA
Michael B. Stone, MD, RDMS Department of Emergency Medicine, ACMC - Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA
After viewing this program, participants should be able to:
List the standard views or “windows” for each of the six primary areas of emergency ultrasound - trauma, aorta, biliary, cardiac, pelvic, and procedural applications
Accurately interpret point of care ultrasounds
Demonstrate an ability to acquire the standard views or “windows” for each of the six primary areas of emergency ultrasound
The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Series Release: July 1, 2011. Series Expiration: June 30, 2014.
CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date.