Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound workshops

Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound workshops

Delivered by experienced rural doctors and sonographers

Point-of-care ultrasound is an increasingly effective diagnostic tool in rural general practice, particularly in areas with limited access to specialist services. Now that portable ultrasound devices are becoming more affordable and efficient, GPs are developing a keen interest in the use and applications of point-of-care ultrasound.

This full-day workshop will help increase your understanding of the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process. Experts will guide you through the diverse applications of point-of-care ultrasound in rural primary care. You will be introduced to basic techniques using advanced, high-end mobile ultrasound equipment provided by our sponsor GE Healthcare.

The workshop is capped at 30 participants to allow increased hands-on experience. Participants will rotate through six ultrasound skills stations:

  • eFast
  • deep venous thrombosis
  • heart and lung ultrasound
  • intravenous line placement and foreign object retrieval
  • musculoskeletal soft tissue
  • first trimester transabdominal obstetric ultrasound.

This workshop is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program and is approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

Feedback from participants has been very positive with GPs indicating that the workshop significantly increased their confidence in using ultrasound:

This is amazing and I hope to see more of it. Thank you very much to all concerned, particularly the mix of sonographers and clinicians with primary care focus was really, really good. They were local so now we have more connections in our own workforce!”

 ‘I believe I have achieved what I set out to achieve from this learning activity. I will now be able to apply the knowledge gained in everyday clinical settings to improve my practice and hopefully improve clinical outcomes’.

‘Excellent course for beginners and advanced.’

‘A day well spent!’

‘I learnt so much in such a short period of time being a complete novice. There was enough time for each participant to practice and also observe others which re-inforced the learning. I was very happy with this course.’

Workshops in other locations will be added to this page once confirmed.

Upcoming workshops

Saturday 3rd September 2022

Location

Mackay, QLD

Cost

RACGP member: $695 inc GST
Non-member: $995 inc GST
Bruce Roberts Bequest Funded Placements for QLD MMM 3-7 available. Please check eligibility.

Saturday 10th September 2022

Location

Warragul, Victoria

Cost

RACGP member: $695 inc GST
Non-member: $995 inc GST

Friday 16th September 2022

Location

Grindelwald, TAS
(Pre-Conference Workshop - TRHC)

Cost

RACGP member: $695 inc GST
Non-member: $995 inc GST

Saturday 8th October, 2022

Location

Tamworth, NSW

Cost

RACGP member: $695 inc GST
Non-member: $995 inc GST

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Enquiries

For further details please contact the Rural team on:

1800 636 764
rural@racgp.org.au