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Optional Sessions, March 28th — 2:30-5:30pm



Ultrasound Guidance for Hospital Procedures

"As recommended by national safety guidelines and medical societies, learn to use bedside ultrasound to guide invasive procedures and make them safer and easier. This optional workshop will feature hands-on sessions with phantoms and models including central venous access, peripheral venous lines, paracentesis, nerve blocks, foreign body detection, joint aspiration, and more. Registration includes an access to a website with multiple lectures detailing the course content." 

Register early as class size will be limited to maximize hands-on exposure.

— Course Directors: Tom Mailhot, MD & Mikaela Chilstrom, MD

Ultrasound Guidance for Hospital Procedures

Dysrhythmias to Die For


Dysrythmias to Die For

Rapid ECG interpretation remains a critical skill for emergency care. This special course conducted by cardiovascular expert Dr. Amal Mattu will teach you the latest in critical Arrhythmias.


— Course Director: Amal Mattu, MD

Optional Sessions, March 29th — 2:30-5:30pm


Advanced Ultrasound Lab

Class size is limited so register early.

"Ultrasound use is expanding in all directions. Learn the latest in advanced ultrasound including the basics of shock assessment and the undifferentiated dyspnea protocol. 

- How do I estimate left ventricular ejection fraction? 
- Is my shock patient volume resuscitated? 
- Does my patient have a DVT? 
- What is the cause of my patient's dyspnea? 
- How can I use ultrasound to assess for retinal detachment?

Learn the answers to these questions and more at this advanced ultrasound lab, where we will take you through several cases and give you hands-on practice. Registration includes access to a website with multiple lectures detailing the course content." 

— Course Directors: Tom Mailhot, MD and Mikaela Chilstrom, MD

Advanced Ultrasound Lab

Critical Procedures in Trauma


Critical Procedures in Trauma: A Hands-On Workshop

Class size will be limited so register early.

Learn life-saving trauma procedures from experts in trauma care. This workshop, presented by emergency physicians and trauma surgeons, will teach participants important procedures integral to trauma resuscitation. This hands-on lab will make heavy use of multimedia and trauma simulators. Procedures to be covered include: open and closed cricothyrotomy, chest tube insertion, and video laryngoscopy. Resuscitative thoracotomy will be reviewed in a video-based format.

Get a FREE Emergency Procedures computer DVD with registration! Class size will be limited so register early. This hands-on lab will make heavy use of multimedia and trauma simulators.

— Course Director: Trevor Cardogan, MD

Optional Sessions, March 30th — 2:30-5:30pm

Advanced Pediatric Procedure Lab

Space will be limited, so enroll early!

Sick kids make you sweat? Want to learn critical techniques for pediatric resuscitation? Conducted by the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Divisions at University of Southern California and Loma Linda University, the “Advanced Pediatric Procedures Lab” has received rave reviews. This special session consists of focused “stations” designed for learners to review and practice life saving techniques used in the treatment of critically ill and injured children.

The Advanced Pediatric Procedures Lab will provide hands-on opportunity and review of such topics as peripheral and central line insertion, intraosseous and umbilical line insertion, needle cricothyrotomy, jet ventilation, LMA intubation, and standard endotracheal intubation. Finally to integrate these critical techniques, learners can participate in mock codes run on a high-fidelity infant simulator.

— Course Director: Ilene Claudius MD

Virtual Resuscitation Room – Free Daily Simulation Lab

Simulation based training has been shown to improve patient safety and enhance medical education. Institutions nationwide are utilizing highfidelity and low-fidelity simulation based training modules to train and credential medical staff and personnel.

We invite you to try out the latest simulation mannequins and training tools at the Advanced Medical Technologies and Simulation stations at the conference this year.

Simulation based training instructors and representatives will be available to help show you how simulation can be used to promote adaptive expertise and improve clinical practice.

— Course Director: Teresa Wu, MD