CME Course


sponsored by:

the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Focused bedside ultrasound has gained widespread use in emergency and critical care settings as an adjunct to physical examination and to aid in the performance of bedside procedures. Ultrasound has been shown to reduce the need for ionizing radiation, speed diagnostic evaluations, and improve the safety of bedside procedures. Thus, many pediatric departments have seen the vale of focused organ assessments in the wards and clinics.

This intensive, hands-on course was designed with a pediatric acute care approach in mind, focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the evaluation of:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Respiratory distress
  • Soft tissue infection, injury
  • Procedure Guidance

Clinicians at all levels of ultrasound experience are welcome!

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As a result of this course, participants should feel comfortable with the use of bedside ultrasound for diagnosis of emergent pathology and in guidance of bedside procedures


At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the practical clinical use of focused bedside ultrasound in
    patient care.
  2. Identify normal sonographic anatomy as well as pathology identified
    on bedside ultrasound.
  3. Use bedside ultrasound to guide common Emergency Department
    and ICU procedures such as placement of central venous catheter, peripheral
    venous catheter, thoracentesis, paracentesis and lumbar puncture
  4. Identify clinical scenarios where bedside ultrasound may be used to
    improve patient care and patient outcomes.
Target Audience:

Pediatricians, Emergency and Critical Care Physicians and PAs