Description:
The use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has expanded tremendously in the last 10 years. Initially, POCUS was limited to FAST in trauma patients. Now, it has expanded to many other clinical applications like shock, shortness of breath, resuscitation, etc. becoming an essential diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of front line acute care doctors.

This is an " essential" course to learn ultrasound and is designed ti give the novice practitioner a solid grounding in the basics of acute point-of-care ultrasound.
The course will cover:

1. Basic principles of ultrasound physics, knobology and artifacts
2. Probe manipulation techniques
3. Scanning protocols in:
   - Abdominal Trauma (FAST)
   - Pneumothorax and Pleural Effusion
   - AAA
   - DVT
   - Hepatobiliary and Renal
   - Basic Echocardiography

Objectives:
1. Learn the principles of Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) 
2. Learn how to POCUS with the advanced life support protocols (ACLS and ATLS) 
3. Learn a systematic and comprehensive assessment of your critically ill patients using the familiar “ABCDE” approach.

Course Format:
- Interactive lectures focused on practical techniques
- Over 10 hours of hands on practice on live models and simulation.
- 1:5 Trainers to Trainee ratio.

Lectures and Skills Stations:
- Airway assessment
- Lung ultrasound 
- Basic Echocardiography 
- Gall bladder and renal ultrasound
- EFAST
- DVT assessment
- Use of POCUS in shock and acute respiratory distress

Target Audiences:
The intended candidates are physicians who may encounter critically ill patients.

Certification: Completion certificate will be issued.
Registration Fee: 100 OMR (inclusive of course materials, certificate, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: October 7-8, 2017

For more details please contact:
Mark Joseph Diangson (Coordinator)
Tel. No.: +968 24181647 / +968 24181110
Email: mark.s@omsb.org

Objectives:

- Learn how to produce ultasound images for expanded examination of the cardiac system and other images to be used in guiding management of patient resuscitations.
- Learn to produce ultrasound images for limited examination of various organ systems which include lungs, deep venous structires of the limbs, soft tissue and skin.

Course Format:
There will be lectures followed by hands-on practice. The key lectures are condensed and will be delivered in an interactive format. During the hands-on-training sessions, the trainees will be guided to perform bedside scans on patient volunteers.

Lectures and Skills Stations:

- MSK & soft tissue ultrasound
- Hepatobiliary ultrasound
- Renal ultrasound
- Ocular ultrasound
- Advanced echocardiography (diastology, valves, RWMA, etc.)

Target Audience:
The intended candidates are physicians who successfully completed the Core Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course.

Certification: Completion certificate will be issued.
Registration Fee: 100 OMR (inclusive of course materials, certificate, lunch and refreshments)
Course Date: To be announced

For more details please contact:
Mark Joseph Diangson (Coordinator)
Tel. No.: +968 24181647 / +968 24181110
Email: mark.s@omsb.org