- Malka Stromer
- 5 Hours 56 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- Mar 02, 2020
In the fast-paced setting of healthcare, you have limited time to make critical evaluations. Precious minutes tick away while you order and transport the patient for imaging.
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is changing the way that advanced practice health professionals evaluate their incoming patients. Imagine if you had the ability to identify a patient’s internal problem – on the spot! Point-of-care ultrasound gives you this ability.
The days of relying solely on the stethoscope are outdated – you don’t have to rely on listening and looking alone. Take off the blindfold that has been preventing you from dynamically observing tissues in vivo! With this game changing technology, you will create a new standard of evaluation:
- Detect fluid in the pericardium
- Identify abdominal aortic aneurysms as early as possible
- Catch a DVT before it has a chance to embolize
This recording will walk you through everything you need to know to begin using point-of-care ultrasound imaging – from primary care settings to emergent care. With this tool, you’ll be able to quickly identify a diagnosis AND cut down on unnecessary radiation.
Learn why this technology is taking the medical world by storm!
|Manual – Point-of-Care Ultrasound Course (23.2 MB)||83 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Point-of-Care Ultrasound vs Traditional Imaging: What You Need to Know
- Dynamic vs static imaging
- Bilateral comparison
- Differentiation of solid vs fluid
- Sound waves vs radiation
Get Comfortable with the Device
- Determine appropriate transducer and placement/pressure
- What do all the knobs do?
- Gray vs white vs black – Echogenicity of tissue and structures
Image Interpretation and Assessments
- Step-by-step guide for evaluation
- Optimal patient positioning and scanning protocol
- Spot the abnormality!
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
- Asymptomatic and easy to miss without POCUS
- Prevention – who is most at risk?
- Screening protocol for primary care
- The ticking time bomb – internal bleeding
- The easy target: liver damage via blunt force trauma
- Frequent source of bleeding: spleen
- Primary culprit of abdominal pain: gallbladder
- Biliary dilation, gallbladder attack
Cardiac and Lung
- Pleural and pericardial effusions
- Cardiac overload
- Collapsed lung
Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Spot the warning signs early: Leg pain, swollen legs
- Catch them before they embolize
Obstetrics – First Trimester
- Is what you’re seeing indicative of normal outcomes?
- Identify embryologic structures
- Ectopic and tubal pregnancies
Forging a new frontier
- Risks and limitations
- When to proceed with additional imaging
- Billing and coding
- Tips for bringing this service into your wheelhouse
Malka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer whose clinical skills were fostered at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound, in Toronto, Canada. Malka has spent the past 13 years of her career sharing her enthusiasm for sonography as a professor. Malka has spoken at various professional events and education institutions on topics including sonography of the bowel and her research in the ethics of obstetrical ultrasound. She has authored a chapter in a sonography text, and has won a research award through the SDMS, and most recently the John and Suanne Rouche Excellence Award through the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges. Malka is owner of Sound Sports Imaging, LLC, and together with her colleague Jeannine Noble, now teaches point-of-care and musculoskeletal ultrasound to health care professionals around the world.
Financial: Malka Stromer is a managing partner at Sound Sports Imaging, LLC. She is an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University-Arizona. Ms. Stromer has an employment relationship with Arizona Women’s Care. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Malka Stromer is a member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.