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Descriptions of Clinical Skills Activities

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21st Century Bedside Medicine Skills
Learn to perform and interpret high-yield physical exam maneuvers, incorporate emerging technology into your clinical practice, and strengthen the culture of bedside medicine at your institution.

Arthrocentesis and Bursal Injections
Learn the anatomical landmarks used to identify injection sites as well as the steps for arthrocentesis and bursal injection by using joint models for practice.

The viewing of a prerequisite video is required for this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

Building Your Ultrasound Portfolio: Image Review and Feedback
Enhance the quality of your portable ultrasound examinations by reviewing your images in person with experts in the field. This session is designed for participants of prior ultrasound workshops who do not have local access to image quality assurance and would like personalized feedback and mentorship as they learn this important skill.

Cardiac Diagnosis with Harvey®, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator
Using repetitive practice with feedback, participants will learn the most important bedside cardiac findings by using “Harvey®,” the cardiopulmonary patient simulator.

Chronic Leg Wound Management
Learn to differentiate among major leg wound categories, prepare wounds for treatment, and determine which topical or systemic treatments to use on chronic leg wounds. The workshop will focus on when to use multilayer compression wraps and provide practical tips for managing venous leg ulcers.

Dermatologic Image Interpretation
View dermatologic images and answer corresponding questions selected from ACP’s Virtual Dx product. This activity provides participants with a chance to interpret the various images and the rationale for the correct answers.

Note: Pre-registration is not required for this activity.

Diagnosis-Driven Physical Examination of the Knee
Improve your skills at taking a focused history and performance of the diagnosis-driven physical examination of the knee. Participants will learn knee exam maneuvers that are useful in identifying the most commonly diagnosed knee problems seen by internists in primary care. Participants will change into scrubs (provided by the Waxman Clinical Skills Center) and break into small groups for hands-on practice on each other.

The viewing of a prerequisite video is required for this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

Diagnosis-Driven Physical Examination of the Shoulder
Improve your skills at taking a focused history and performance of the diagnosis-driven physical examination of the shoulder. Participants will learn shoulder exam maneuvers that are useful in identifying the most commonly diagnosed shoulder problems seen by internists in primary care. Participants will change into scrubs (provided by the Waxman Clinical Skills Center) and break into small groups for hands-on practice on each other.

The viewing of a prerequisite video is required for this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

ECG Interpretation Skills
Improve your ECG interpretation skills by engaging in this activity that includes viewing images of ECGs, answering related multiple-choice questions, This activity provides participants with a chance to interpret the various images and the rationale for the correct answers

Note: Pre-registration is not required for this activity.

Foot and Ankle Disorders
Become familiar with common disorders of the foot and the ankle. Learn the appropriate use of foot and ankle orthotics and recognize indications for imaging studies and subspecialty referral.

Function-Focused Gait Assessment
Strengthen your knowledge of normal versus abnormal walking and running by combining highly effective clinical history gathering methods with hands-on practice of focused clinical physical examination skills

Incision and Drainage of Abscesses
Using simulation models, learn how to incise, drain, irrigate, and pack abscesses under the supervision of expert faculty.

Intraosseous Catheter Placement
Learn the potentially life-saving applications for intraosseous (IO) catheters and how to minimize and monitor for complications. Participants will break into small groups for hands-on practice placing IO catheters on task trainers.

Ophthalmoscopic Skills
Learn proper technique of direct ophthalmoscopy and how to examine the structures of the eye. Working with faculty in small groups, participants will learn to recognize normal anatomy and clinical findings of common eye pathologies.

Review of a self-guided handout is required prior to attending this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

Skin Biopsy and Cryosurgery
Learn how to perform a variety of skin biopsy and cryosurgery techniques. Faculty provide instruction and feedback as you practice these techniques on pigs’ feet.

The viewing of a prerequisite video is required for this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

Suturing Skills
Learn several suturing techniques by using pigs’ feet. Expert faculty will facilitate and provide feedback.

Toenail Removal
Learn the indications for toenail removal. Using a realistic model and actual surgical instruments, participants will practice a digital block, wedge resection, removal of an ingrown toenail, and wound care.

The viewing of a prerequisite video is required for this activity and will be available closer to the meeting date.

 

Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Line Placement
Using ultrasonography equipment and training models, learn how to find vessels and practice line placement technique.

Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Puncture
Watch a demonstration of lumbar puncture technique and then practice the procedure on simulation models. Expert faculty will provide feedback and discuss pre- and postprocedure protocol.

Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis
Using ultrasonography equipment and training models, learn how to find landmarks and practice paracentesis technique. The indications, contraindications, and complications of the procedure will also be reviewed.

Ultrasound-Guided PICC Line Placement
This workshop will reintroduce peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line training to physicians and allow them the opportunity to practice placement of PICC lines in a simulated setting. Faculty will teach the indications, technical skills, and practice implications of PICC line placement and provide hands-on training by using portable ultrasonography.

Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis
Using ultrasonography equipment and training models, learn to identify landmarks, diagnose pleural effusions, and practice thoracentesis technique. The indications, contraindications, and complications of the procedure will also be reviewed.

Ultrasound Image Analysis Skills
Improve your ultrasound image interpretation skills and better understand the value of point of care ultrasound by participating in this self-guided activity. View images from a variety of different scenarios and use them to answer clinical questions. Explanations of the ultrasound images will be provided to help enhance your interpretation skills

Note: Pre-registration is not required for this activity.

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