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Archive by tag: Point of Care UltrasoundReturn
Ultrasound, specifically Point of Care Ultrasound, or POCUS, has many vital applications in all medical fields, especially in emergency room care. Maverick Medical Education stands behind this concept so firmly, we have developed a new course, ERstravaganza, to instruct ER Physicians, PAs, and NPs in how to better meet the needs of their patients and departments with ultrasound.
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While any visit to the hospital looks different, depending on the patient and their needs, a pretty common procedure done is the placement of an intravenous catheter to provide fluids, medicine, or both. These are so common in fact, that somewhere between 150 to 200 million are placed every year in the United States, according to Presley and Isenberg. Maverick Medical Education knows there are a growing number of uses of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) and the correct placement of these lines i...
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While ultrasound is frequently associated with obstetrics and monitoring mothers and babies throughout pregnancy, ultrasound technology is becoming more and more applicable to other fields of medicine as well. As more applications are discovered and utilized, learning Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) at a Maverick Medical Education course will allow you to better serve your communities, in whatever setting you find yourself.
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Maverick Medical Education’s courses are deliberately thought out to provide the best education for those who enroll with us. The flipped classroom model that gives lecture instruction ahead of time, through modules accessible from any internet connected device, primes the lab time where students will get hands-on training from our esteemed Maverick Instructors. Perfecting these skills takes time and our instructors are passionate about passing their knowledge and training to each new course.
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Once a medical provider has been trained on Point of Care Ultrasound, the insight they can provide to their patients extends to multiple fields. From field trauma to pediatrics to emergency care, POCUS is a quick way to evaluate the care and procedures your patients might need while also allowing for continued evaluation depending on the issues at hand. The applications for POCUS are numerous and Maverick Medical Education is providing continued education for how POCUS is beneficial for you to b...
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The use of point of care ultrasound in many medical settings is becoming clearer to practitioners and patients every day. While Maverick Medical Education has addressed the utility of POCUS on COVID-19 triage, the benefits extend far beyond helping teams determine care for those who have contracted this virus. POCUS can be used to improve patient outcomes and triage for their care no matter what they suspect their illness or injury may be.
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In 2014 I was involved with a task force put together by the NBCRNA to look at simulation for education for CRNAs. In the course of events associated with this task force we attended the 3rd World Congress for Ultrasound in Medical Education in Portland Oregon. I had experience using Ultrasound for regional nerve blocks and have taught Ultrasound use for that purpose through Maverick Medical Education.
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There had to have been countless times when doctors and those involved in medicine in ancient times would say, “If only I could look inside my patient and see what was going on!” We live in a time when seeing inside our patients is not just possible, but becoming more common, especially with the assistance of Point of Care Ultrasound.
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Point of Care Ultrasound is becoming more commonly used throughout the medical field and even beyond the four walls of the hospital and professional buildings where doctors, nurses, and technicians do a majority of their work. One of the many promising ways POCUS is being used, by our Maverick Medical Education trainees and medical professionals across the country, is the use in identifying and working through cardiac issues with our patients.
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Maverick Medical Education is committed to teaching different forms of pain relief in our courses, but also ensuring that our students receive all the tools and skills they need for each encounter with a patient to be successful. Through repetition in our courses like our Regional Anesthesia Essentials and Advanced, students get the hands on experience they need to build proficiency, but we also use additional tools, like ultrasound for perfect placement, every time.
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