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USET Basic & Advanced

The workshop takes place in two separate modules. The first component involves training in the FAST sequence for emergency department staff and the second component involves the ultrasound emergency.

The FAST module is 8 hours of training focused on basic ultrasound processes to support rapid diagnosis in the emergency room especially for trauma situations. This module is focused on the analysis of special situations and complex simulation exercises to prepare staff for the highest demands in real situations. It is discussed new uses for this versatile tool to support as a complement to the comprehensive review of trauma patients.

General Objective

The workshop ULTRASOUND IN EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA, has been developed to train, with the most complete information, on management of emergency ultrasound to staff facing day to day the management of patients suffering from traumatic events and medical emergencies at the hospital.

Specific Objectives        

Determine the level of students' knowledge about the use of ultrasound in trauma and emergency in addition to the different methods of examination in the emergency room.
Provide the necessary tools for quick and convenient ultrasound techniques in trauma patients.

Arrange the mindset of work, coordinate the use of ultrasound in the emergency room, and learn the limitations and benefits of ultrasound.
Teach key skills focused to assess with ultrasound trauma and emergencies within the emergency room with emphasis on real experiences lived by the group of expert teachers.

Target Audience

  • Trauma Surgeons
  • General Surgeons
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Intensivists
  • Anesthesiologist
  • EMS provider
  • Nurses
  • Residents
  • Students 

Course Agenda

8:00-8:30 am | Pre-test & Introduction
8:30-9:15 | Basic Physics of Ultrasound/Transducers, Doppler, Duplex
9:15-10:00 | FAST Sequence
10:00-10:15 | Break
10:15-11:00 | Emergency Ultrasound Applications
11:00-11:30 | Emergency Vascular Evaluation
11:30-12:00 | Recognition of Equipment
12:00-2:00 | Lunch, Text Revision
2:00-3:30 | Practice Stations on Standard Models
3:30-5:30 | Practice Models w/Intra-peritoneal free fluid
5:30-6:00 | Evaluation and Certification

Manual | Language available

- Spanish
- Portuguese
- English

Administration to students on course onsite:

6 weeks in advance

Pre-Test               Onsite Administration
Post-Test             Onsite Administration
Evaluation Form               Onsite Administration
Onsite Administration - if paid to the PTS prior the course
E-mail Administration - if paid to the PTS post the course
Course Duration               1 day
Course Director & Faculty
Course Directors and faculty must be experts in the field of Trauma and disaster. The Director and Faculty can be International or Local experts. All course directors and faculty must be pre-approved. Please Contact Gladys S. Shanklin at for a list of pre-approved directors and faculty.
Local Coordinator
Each course will be assigned a coordinator. The Course Coordinator can be local or International
Number of Participants
Ratio of Instructors / students: 1/6
Cost & Logistic Information


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