Optional Hands-On Half Day POCUS Course – held on Saturday, June 29th or Sunday, June 30th at the Hotel Captain Cook
The objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to the application of targeted ultra sonographic examinations at the bedside to improve clinical diagnostic accuracy and enhance procedural success. Targeted diagnostic examinations address specific clinical binary questions which could impact bedside management such as the presence of a significant brain hemorrhage, poor contractility and cardiac filling in a hypotensive infant. Ultrasound guided central and peripheral line placement, bladder and pericardial taps to support clinical skills will be demonstrated to improve bedside procedural success. This is a ‘hands-on’ point of care simulation-based ultrasound workshop using state of the art neonatal training equipment (phantoms, computer-based simulators with 3D gyro-probes, and high-fidelity manikins). The target audience for this workshop include pediatricians, neonatal clinicians with medical and nursing backgrounds, Family physicians with acute care pediatric and or neonatal responsibilities. This course runs from 1:00PM – 6:30PM and includes lunch.