Gastric Ultrasound Workshop

A "full stomach" is a major risk factor for aspiration under sedation or anaesthesia, with the lack of an objective tool to assess gastric content limiting risk assessment to patient history alone. Gastric point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an emerging tool that provides objective information on gastric content and volume. It is a brief, focused procedure performed at the bedside, and allows the clinician to make a more informed decision for the safe care of their patients. We are the first institution in Australasia to offer a dedicated gastric POCUS workshop. Participants will receive hands-on training, immediate feedback, experience in scanning different gastric states, a formative assessment, and a comprehensive handbook for future reference. Our workshop is suitable for clinicians practicing in anaesthesia, intensive care, or emergency medicine.

Location

School of Medicine, University of Auckland
Auckland

Type

Workshop

Speciality

Simulation and Skills Training

Organised by

External

Contact

Dr Nav Sidhu T: +6421528887 E: nav.sidhu@waitematadhb.govt.nz

Date 07 Nov
Time 12 AM - 12 AM