Ultrasonography for Intensivists and Emergency Medicine Clinicians


Friday, April 28, 2017 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center at BIDMC
Boston, Massachusetts



Ultrasound is a useful modality in the critical care setting and there is a need to provide education on its diagnostic capabilities and appropriate use. Specifically designed for Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Physicians, this course covers all current applications of critical care ultrasound. It is targeted for absolute novices as well as clinicians more experienced with point of care ultrasound in the management of critical ill patients. The Course covers basic use of Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) in the setting of cardiac arrest/peri-resuscitation, and in the management of the patient in shock. It includes the internationally-known FEEL (Focused Echocardiographic Evaluation in Life Support) format, which is the key to the effective cardiac resuscitation. In addition, the course will cover emerging topics in critical care ultrasound, such as lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and pneumonia. It will review in detail the FAST Protocol (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma), the international standard ultrasound protocol for the management of the patient with trauma. The course is conducted in collaboration with WINFOCUS ( World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound), an international not-for-profit organization dedicated and committed to development Point-of-Care Ultrasound practice, research, education, technology, and networking. The interactive format of this program will offer small group discussions, hands-on skills sessions, problem solving, case reviews and simulation experiences. The course is designed to increase learner knowledge, and improve competence and performance in utilizing ultrasonography in clinical practice.

Offered By

Course Director
Akiva Leibowitz, MD

Todd Sarge, MD
Achikam Oren-Grinberg, MD


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