Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for rural GPs


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.

Why attend?

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, Philips.

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.

Upcoming workshop

Date

Location

Cost

Registration

Saturday the 7th of August 2021

Port Lincoln, SA

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

Register now

Saturday the 2nd of October 2021

Bendigo, VIC

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

**Postponed

Sunday the 3rd of October 2021

Bendigo, VIC

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

**Postponed

Saturday the 16th of October 2021

Cairns, QLD

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

Register now

Saturday the 27th of November 2021

Busselton, WA

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

Register now

*Thanks to the generosity of the Dr Bruce Roberts Bequest, RACGP Queensland is offering RACGP members working or living in a Queensland MMM3 to MMM7 area the heavily discounted registration rate of $50. Limited places are available.

**This event has been postponed due to COVID. Website will be updated when new dates become available.

Please note: The RACGP is keeping the health and safety of staff, members and guests at the forefront of all planning. These events will therefore comply with all relevant Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 requirements and may be postponed or cancelled depending on current public health advice.

Testimonials

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.

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Enquiries

For further details please contact RACGP Rural on:

 1800 636 764

 ​r​u​r​a​l​@racgp.org.au

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