|2:00 - 7:00 PM||Pre-Conference Offering: Half-Day Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop (Fee Required)|
Workshop Director: David Kantor, MD, PhD
Faculty: Walid Alrayashi, MD, Karen Boretsky, MD, Thomas Burch, MD, Andrea Gomez Morad, MD
Point-of-care ultrasound is an increasingly valuable tool in the perioperative management of pediatric patients. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will become familiar with the basic concepts of the ultrasound technique, basic physics, and the use of appropriate transducers. Participants will gain knowledge of the use of ultrasound to evaluate ventricular function and volume status. Participants will also gain practical skills in using ultrasound to evaluate endotracheal intubation and the presence of a full stomach. In addition, participants will learn how to evaluate for the presence of pneumothorax and pleural effusion.