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.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to:

  1. Apply the Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (eFAST) protocol

  2. Assess the presence of a viable intrauterine pregnancy using first trimester obstetric trans-abdominal ultrasound

  3. Apply ultrasound to safely guide an intravenous line placement

  4. Interpret ultrasound images to diagnose cellulitis and abscess

  5. Evaluate the presence of deep vein thrombosis using a lower leg compression ultrasound

  6. Systematically assess lungs using ultrasound.

Queensland GPs only – RACGP Queensland is offering bequest funded placements for Queensland GPs in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2–7 to complete the Introduction to Point-of-care ultrasound workshop for GPs for only $50 (full value $995). You will be required to register and pay the full amount. Once you have completed all requirements of the course received your certificate of attendance, you will be refunded $945.

Places are limited so submit an expression of interest today to secure your funded placement.

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 23 March 2024

Location

Launceston, TAS

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

Saturday 20 April 2024

Location

Geraldton, WA

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

Friday 17 May 2024

This is a pre-conference workshop as part of the Victorian Rural Health Conference 2024 (RDAV)

Location

Mildura, VIC

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

Wednesday 19 June 2024

Register now by visiting the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) Conference 2024

Location

Brisbane, QLD

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

Saturday 20 July 2024

Location

Darwin, NT

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

Saturday 24 August 2024

Location

Warrnambool, VIC

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

Saturday 21 September 2024

Location

Port Augusta, SA

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

Saturday 26 October 2024

Location

Cairns, QLD

Cost

RACGP member: $995 inc GST
Non-member: $1,295 inc GST

 

CPD


This workshop is a CPD Approved Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (eligible for 10 CPD hours) and is approved for all categories of the Rural Procedural Grants Program.

Sponsor

Enquiries

For further details please contact the Rural team on:

1800 636 764
rural@racgp.org.au