Madison County, MS (GTI). Emergency ultrasound has seen its clinical use expand greatly since its original application in emergency medicine decades ago. The use of emergency ultrasound is now widespread at both community and academic hospitals of all sizes and also by medical personnel in out-of-hospital scenarios. Focused emergency ultrasound is utilized to diagnose acute life-threatening conditions, guide invasive procedures, and treat emergency medical conditions and has ultimately improved the care of countless patients worldwide. The 2008 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Ultrasound Guidelines represent the most current comprehensive specialty specific guidelines in emergency ultrasound. These new guidelines now categorize ultrasound techniques into specific clinical entities that are more applicable to emergency care practice.
Emergency ultrasound requires emergency physicians and providers to become knowledgeable in the indications for ultrasound applications, competent in image acquisition and interpretation, and able to integrate the findings appropriately in the clinical management of his or her patients. These various aspects of the clinical use of emergency ultrasound all require proper education and training. The ACGME mandates procedural competency for all EM residents in emergency ultrasound as it is considered a “skill integral to the practice of Emergency Medicine” as defined by the 2007 Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. As with all aspects of emergency medicine, continuing medical education in emergency ultrasound is requisite, regardless of pathway. Continuing medical education (CME) specific to ultrasound must be achieved, combined with other CME topics, and can be done so in a wide variety of formats.
GTI has collaborated with some of the nation’s most experienced board certified Emergency Medicine Physicians who obtain multiple board certifications in ultrasound diagnostics. Experience the Southeast’s largest, most state-of-the-art facility while enhancing your ultrasound clinical skills. All GTI courses are approved for AMA CME and AANP for both physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.