CPD: 8 Hrs
This course is designed to provide the practitioner with the essential probe handling and image orientation skills required to begin using ultrasound imaging at the Podiatric point of care. This course acts as an introduction to ultrasonography and its applications to podiatry to help practitioners understand more about the topic and what this may add to their practice.
A one-day programme of practical instruction with a further option for follow up remote tutorial sessions to ensure the skills learned are practiced and refined. This model of learning is specifically designed to support practitioners in their incorporation of ultrasound imaging into routine podiatric point of care practice through applied anatomical knowledge and the progressive development of examination skills. The aim is to build confidence through repetition and practice.
The face-to-face teaching programme is delivered by short lectures followed by practice, covering the Achilles tendon, the plantar structures and the tarsal joints anterior, and the tarsal joints. Examination techniques are demonstrated and practiced.
Entry requirements for this course are a BSc Podiatry or equivalent professional qualification entitling the applicant to practice as a registered health care professional.
A sample programme is available here. Please note this is subject to change.
Accredited by the Royal College of Podiatry
The Royal College of Podiatry is approving this introductory training but in no way is it approving any ORCA product or other ORCA service.
This course DOES NOT deliver competency to perform an independent diagnostic ultrasound examination.
This course DOES demonstrate how ultrasound imaging can be used to support clinical decision making and treatment at the podiatric point of care.
Saturday 24 September 2022
Programme subject to change.
|08:30 - 09:00||Registration.|
|09:00 - 09:15||Welcome and introductions.|
|09:15 - 10:15||Principles of ultrasound and main controls of a scanner.
|10:15 - 10:30||Coffee break.|
|10:30 - 11:15||Ultrasound appearance of different tissues. Describing structure.||Jonathan Dewell|
|11:15 - 12:00||Use of Point of Care Ultrasound Imaging to inform management and enhance patient care ( in alignment with RCOP guidelines).||Jonathan Dewell|
|12:00 - 12:30||Lunch and coffee break.|
|12:30 - 14:15||Focus: Achilles Tendon and Calf.
|14:15 - 15:45||Focus: Plantar Structures.
|15:45 - 16:30||Focus: Medial Ankle and Tibialis Posterior Tendon.
|16:30 - 17:00||Closing discussion and review of the day - next steps in training options (CASE Accredited courses).|
|16:30 - 17:00||Questions and answers. Next steps.||Jonathan Dewell|
|17:00 - 17:30||Optional device rental and booking of remote mentor sessions.|
All sessions have a large practical content.
In order to utilise ultrasound in their clinical practice practitioners are advised that they should embark on a formal training program provided by a CASE accredited course or a university postgraduate programme.
Delegates are under no obligation to purchase Orca Medical products throughout this training programme and other ultrasound manufactured products are available.
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