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Scanning in the Dry: POCUS answers to your bedside questions

Scanning in the Dry: POCUS answers to your bedside questions

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group presents… A Core POCUS Skills Workshop designed for Trainees to receive hands-on scanning experience.

About this event

Join us for a day of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education – whether you are a relative POCUS newcomer (AM session) or are keen to extend your scanning skills (PM session), this event is designed to introduce you to techniques to answer common clinical questions at the bedside. All doctors welcome: whether you work in ED, rural/remote settings, GP clinics, or hospital wards/ICU.



• Hands-on scanning in small groups, rotating through several stations

• A range of instructors: both local and interstate, including doctors and sonographers

• Mingle with other POCUS enthusiasts over lunch (included)

• Stations designed to teach techniques to answer specific clinical questions to integrate into your daily practice

• Meet ultrasound vendors and trial new handheld devices and mobile POCUS machines

• We aim to have patients with pathology as models pending COVID limitations


AM Session: Kickstart your POCUS journey (9am to 12.30pm)

For those near the start of their POCUS journey including interns, RMOs, GPs, rural generalists, and doctors involved in acute care.


Topics designed to help you answer common clinical questions, and start using ultrasound for procedures:

• Ultrasound for procedures: vascular access, fascia iliaca nerve blocks, ascitic tap

• Practice vascular access on phantoms

• Abdominal free fluid – Does my patient have free blood in their abdomen from trauma, ruptured ectopic or ovarian cyst? Does my patient have ascites from cirrhosis or malignancy?

• Is there a pericardial effusion?

• Do they have a pneumothroax?


Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm: Included for both AM and PM session participants


PM Session: Extend your POCUS skills (1.30pm to 5pm)

For those who want to extend their POCUS skills, as an addition to the morning session or standalone. Includes acute care registrars/consultants, rural GPs/generalists and RMOs with a passion for POCUS.

Topics designed to extend your POCUS skills:

• Gallbladder pathology

• Proximal DVT

• Renal hydronephrosis and calculi

• MSK applications (eg knee effusion, tendon ruptures)

• Peripheral nerve block – forearm and leg

• Echo assessment of LV function and valve pathology



14 May 2022


9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Flinders NT Building
Royal Darwin Hospital, 105 Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, NT 0810

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