Educational eBooks for Download
At BK Ultrasound, one of our main goals is to increase the use of ultrasound to improve patient care. We do this by providing educational material, such as the free ebooks listed below, and through our training courses
Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia
Dr. Brandon Winchester, co-founder of blockjocks.com, discusses the approaches and anatomy for various ultrasound-guided nerve blocks for orthopedic surgery.
Ultrasound Guidance for Vascular Access and Regional Anesthesia
Dr. Brian Pollard provides an introduction for clinicians to approach, develop, and refine essential knowledge and skills to integrate ultrasound into routine anesthesia practice.
Clinical Use of Transperineal Ultrasound Biopsies
Dr. Rick Popert explains his approach and clinical experience regarding TPUS Bx and how he views the future of precision diagnosis in prostate cancer.
Multicompartment Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Imaging
Dr. Aparna Hegde and Dr. G Willy Davila provide an introduction to multicompartment pelvic floor ultrasound imaging in the management of patients with stress urinary incontinence.
Modern Technologies of Ultrasound Examination in Diagnosis of Thyroid Disease
This handbook lists the advantages and limitations of using ultrasound to examine thyroids and describes several methods for using ultrasound in the diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
The Vascular Access Course is designed for anyone involved in vascular access. This course will teach you how to use ultrasound to improve your success rates and improve patient care when placing lines, both central and peripheral. We cover the basics of ultrasound and line placement with ultrasound and then spend a great deal of time in lab placing lines in multiple different types of phantoms. Models are also used to practice identifying the anatomy and landmarks.
Upon Completion of the Vascular Access Course participants will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain adequate image quality.
2. Acquire ultrasound images for limited examination of the vascular structures in the neck and limbs for the purpose of placing intravascular catheters.
3. Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of catheters.
This course will have a slightly different schedule due to the fabulous location. We will cover the standard two day Introductory Course over 3 days to give participants an option to ski each afternoon. click here for the 3 day course agenda.
The Introductory Course also includes the Vascular Access course, so you will get both courses for the price of one!
1. Course covers all the primary emergency ultrasound applications
2. 3 Days of hands on labs with live models and phantoms
3. Discounted access to a full set of online learning tools
4. Nationally recognized faculty
5. 16 hours of Category I CME
The Advanced Ultrasound Course is designed for students to learn more advanced techniques for the use of ultrasound at the bedside. Students are expected to have a good working knowledge of ultrasound prior to this course. We will cover topics from advanced cardiac ultrasound to pulmonary applications. This course also has extensive hands on training following lectures. The Advanced Ultrasound Course is awarded 8 hours of category 1 CME.
Upon Completion of the Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Course, participants will be able to:
1. Produce ultrasound images for limited examination of the following organs: lungs, deep venous structures of the limbs, soft tissue and skin.
2. Produce ultrasound images for expanded examination of the cardiac system.
3. Produce ultrasound images to be used in guiding management of patient resuscitations.
4. Use ultrasound to facilitate the following procedures: thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, lumbar puncture, paracentesis and peritonsilar abscess drainage.