PHM Focus

Schedule at a Glance

Pediatric Point-of-care Ultrasound: Essential Applications for Pediatric Hospitalists

Primary Leader:
Dina Tom

Byron Foster
Nilam Soni
Matthew Garber

Objective 1:
1. Become familiar with the fundamental concepts of ultrasound technology relevant to use of ultrasound at the bedside.

Objective 2:
2. Practice image acquisition on live models to obtain specific ultrasound views.

Objective 3:
3. Recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound patterns through practice image interpretation sessions..

Point-of-care ultrasound is a bedside diagnostic tool that has great potential for the evaluation of acutely ill children. Point-of-care ultrasound has the advantages of avoiding ionizing radiation and revealing findings immediately to clinicians at the bedside. Although ultrasound technology continues to advance rapidly and more portable ultrasound devices are available in acute care settings, few training opportunities are available to providers to learn the skills to perform point-of-care ultrasound exams. This workshop has been designed to familiarize pediatric hospitalists with the most common bedside applications of point-of-care ultrasound. The workshop consists of focused didactics, hands-on practice, and pre- and post-tests. The majority of the workshop will be dedicated to hands-on practice, and participants will learn from experienced faculty in an interactive small group setting.