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Essentials Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Workshop

Monday, July 15, 2024
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: 315 Hospital Drive, Madison, TN 37115

The Essentials Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Workshop is designed to introduce the participants to PoCUS studies that can be used as part of patient assessment in everyday clinical practice. Participants must complete the Essential PoCUS Online modules prior to attending the workshop. During the workshop, participants will learn to perform the studies on live models, high-fidelity simulation, and cadaveric specimens. Participants will complete a competency-based evaluation with course instructors to demonstrate proficiency.

Studies Taught:

  • Peripheral & Central Vascular Access
  • Gastric Ultrasound
  • Endotracheal Tube Verification
  • Cricothyroid Membrane Assessment
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Assessment of Hemodynamic Status
  • Assessment of Intracranial Pressure through Optic Nerve

Objectives:

  • Demonstrate proper scanning technique for the essential PoCUS studies
  • State normal findings for each of the essential PoCUS studies
  • Identify abnormal findings and the need for expert consultation

Workshop Attire: Please dress comfortably; scrubs are the preferred attire for the workshop. Protective gowns, hats, masks, shoe covers, and gloves will be provided to all attendees.

Package Discount:
Sign up for the TEE/TTE Workshop on the same day and pay only $1000 for both workshops.

ֱ Alumni Discount:
ֱ alumni qualify for a 10% discount. Please contact workshops@mtsa.edu prior to registering for a workshop. An alumni discount CANNOT be issued after registering for the workshop.

Cancellation Policy:
To better accommodate the high demand for our courses and minimize the need for refunds, we kindly request that you provide us with as much advanced notice as possible.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may transfer to another workshop.
A fee of $50 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled more than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.
A fee of $100 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled less than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.

If you cannot attend a different course, we will issue refunds at the following rates:
8 weeks prior to the workshop: 80% refund
6-8 weeks prior to the workshop: 50% refund
Less than 6 weeks prior to the workshop: No refunds, but you may transfer to another scheduled workshop for a fee of $100.

Course Coordinators:
Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA is the Director of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. As a former board-certified sonographer, he has been involved in ultrasound training and education for over 20 years. He has a diverse anesthesia background, working both in independent private practice and serving on faculty at several schools of nurse anesthesia. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University, in Durham, NC. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at the local, regional, national, and international level, and currently sits on the editorial board of the AANA Journal.

Nicolette B. Hooge, DNP, MBA, CRNA is the Assistant Director of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. In this role, she coordinates the clinical practicum, facilitates the fellowship seminar series, and organizes cadaveric and Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) workshops. With 15 years of experience as a CRNA, Nicolette is actively engaged in clinical practice at VSON Alpine Orthopedic Surgery Center. She earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Nicolette has published in peer-reviewed journals and serves on the AANA finance committee as well as other professional national and regional committees.

Hotel Block Information:
TownePlace Suites Nashville Goodlettsville
$139/night
Start date: Saturday, July 13, 2024
End date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Last day to book: Thursday, June 13, 2024

For more information, contact workshops@mtsa.edu.

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