ALM: Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for GPs
The ‘Introduction to point-of-care ultrasound for GPs’ Active Learning Module (ALM) was developed in 2016 in response to demand from GPs and rural and remote communities whose GPs use point-of-care ultrasound procedures as additional diagnostic tools.
The ALM is designed to support GPs to increase their understanding of the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnostic process. The training is delivered by rural GPs and sonographers who are experienced in using ultrasound in their practice environment.
This full-day ALM will give general practice registrars and GP’s the opportunity to identify practical applications of ultrasound technology in general practice settings and utilise point of care ultrasound devices under the guidance of expert sonographers.
- Approved for all RPGP grant categories
- Approved for RACGP QI&CPD 40 Category 1 points
Feedback from participants has been very positive with GPs indicating that the workshop significantly increased their confidence in using ultrasound:
‘The workshop was fantastic and … I am confident in using ultrasound in a rural emergency department setting for wider medical and acute presentations’.
‘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’.
Future workshops will be organised across the country on the dates below:
Melbourne (Victoria) – 17 February 2018
Darwin (Northern Territory) – 3 March 2018
Bunbury (Western Australia) – 11 March 2018
Sydney (New South Wales) – 17 March 2018
Brisbane (Queensland) – 4 May 2018
Adelaide (South Australia) – 12 May 2018
Burnie (Tasmania) – 19 May 2018
If you would like to register, please visit the online RACGP Rural events calendar.
Please feel free to contact the RACGP Rural team with any questions or to discuss on firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 1800 636 764