Prehospital ultrasound is an emerging technology growing in popularity nationwide. Ultrasound is a useful tool that can aid in paramedic patient assessment and medical decision making. This program includes an introduction to ultrasound technology followed by didactic sessions, skills stations and scenarios led by emergency medicine physicians and advanced practice providers. You will practice performing goal directed, limited window lung, cardiac and eFAST ultrasound exams while learning how to interpret abnormal findings and apply these to patient care. This program does not certify you to begin practicing ultrasound in the field, but it does provide a free opportunity to learn about ultrasound technology and receive continuing education hours. Paramedic participation in this program will guide future ultrasound use statewide.
1) Knowledge of Indications for Prehospital Ultrasound
2) Provider comfort with use and manipulation of ultrasound transducer/interface
3) Ability to interpret normal versus abnormal findings on focused assessment
4) Ability to apply findings to patient care and prehospital decision-making
This course is for paramedic level providers only. There is about three hours of pre course work you will be expected to complete prior to the skills day.
Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration.
Registration is only permitted within the defined registration window. Prerequisites must be met at the time of registration. Applicants will be notified within two business days with the status of their applications. Courses where pricing is listed as "grant funded" covers course tuition only. Overtime/backfill eligible courses will be specifically noted.
Registration Opens: Monday February 27, 2023 @ 08:00 Registration Closes: Friday May 12, 2023 @ 16:00