Sonography / Abdominal / Ultrasound Assessment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

Ultrasound Assessment of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract

$25 / per module

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This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the gastrointestinal tract. The interactive simulator provides three different scan scenarios, including normal and pathological cases. It enables students and practitioners to build or refresh knowledge and cognitive skills, and offers a safe online practice environment so you can prepare for the real clinical world. Ideal if you are studying for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registry exams. 

You’ll learn

  • to practice, perfect and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the GI tract
  • to better visualize and understand the gastrointestinal tract anatomy, with our interactive 3D model, as well as the cross-sectional anatomy of the stomach and colon
  • how to differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the GI tract
  • how to obtain images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • how to explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques to obtain optimal images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • much more (see “content details” for more specific information)

Materials Included:

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  • video_iconVideo
  • anatomy_iconAnatomy
  • simulation_iconSimulation
  • quiz_iconQuiz
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Patient preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Expose the abdomen and apply gel
Step 3 - Select the transducer, and obtain images of the gastrointestinal tract
Step 4 - Commence the gastrointestinal tract scanning protocol
Step 4.1 - Patient position
Step 4.2 - Scan plane
Step 4.3 - Standard gastrointestinal tract protocol image requirements
Step 4.4 - Annotations required
Step 4.5 - Sonographic features of a normal gastrointestinal tract
Step 4.6 - Troubleshooting
Step 5 - Scan gastrointestinal tract in longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 5.1 - Scan the segment of bowel in the longitudinal plane
Step 5.2 - Scan the segment of bowel in the transverse plane
Step 5.3 - Scan the segment of bowel using color or spectral Doppler
Step 6 - Complete the procedure
  • Indications for ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Identify the gastrointestinal tract anatomy
  • Explain gastrointestinal physiology
  • List clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal tract disease
  • Gastrointestinal tract protocol:
    • Patient preparation
    • Transducer and preset selection
    • Patient positioning
    • Transducer positions
    • Scan planes
    • Identify and obtain sonographic images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of breathing techniques and graded compression to obtain optimal sonographic images of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Differentiate normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Describe and identify pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Describe and identify abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Explain the Patient's Bill of Rights, HIPAA Privacy Rule, and Patient Safety Act (see reference)

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

For more details on features and how your students can benefit from our unique system, click here.

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