CastleFest 2017 Ultrasound Event

It’s back!

The World Famous CastleFest Ultrasound Conference is happening again. All the incredible instructors, amazing social events, and the entire experience...just better...and more personalized. So here’s what we’re doing. Everyone knows and loves CastleFest. It’s a great educational experience. The one big issue we’ve had is how to teach such a large group that has such specific needs. There are those trying to learn how to scan mixed in with ultrasound directors who have been scanning for 15 years and just trying to go to the next level. So, we’re going to divide those groups up. You decide. Do you want to attend CastleFest Core or CastleFest Plus?

*Up to 8 hours per day of Category 1 CME

CME Info

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of EB Medicine and CastleFest CME. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates the main course of this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and the post-conference workshops for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a survey of medical faculty, review of evaluations from previous conferences, and a practice gap analysis.

Target Audience: This live conference is designed for emergency physicians, physicians in primary care, nurse practitioners and physician assistants working in ambulatory and emergent care settings.

Goals: The purpose of this activity is to provide attendees with current evidence-based practice information, specifically in the areas of emergency critical care, point-of-care ultrasound, advanced airway management, and resuscitation.

Objectives: Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: (1) understand the limitations of using steroids in septic shock, identify which patients should be considered for steroid use, and describe the circumstances in which it would be best to avoid steroid use in resuscitation and septic shock; (2) perform an ultrasound guided block in a safe and effective manner; (3) increase ability to act efficiently, quickly, and effectively when managing an unstable patient with penetrating chest trauma; and (4) use oxygen appropriately prior to and during rapid sequence intubation, incorporate apneic oxygenation as part of standard RSI preparation and practice, and prevent desaturation and hypoxemia during attempts at oxygenation.

Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of EB Medicine to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. The information received is as follows: Dr. Avila, Dr. Dawson, Dr. Mallemat, Dr. Mallin, Dr. Lawner, and their related parties report no significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in this educational presentation.

Commercial Support: Mindray and SonoSite have donated the ultrasound equipment. Storz has donated the airway equipment.

Earning Credit: To earn credit, complete the post-test and the evaluation form.

Accessibility: EB Medicine is committed to making its CME activities accessible to all individuals. If you are in need of an accommodation, advance notification will help us to better serve you.

  • CastleFest CORE

      This course is for you if you just want to take incredible care of your patients. You’ll learn all the essentials and core elements of bedside ultrasound from world class instructors. The topics covered will be:

    1. Physics/Knobology
    2. Cardiac
    3. Vascular Access
    4. Aorta
    5. Appendix
    6. Soft Tissue
    7. Gallbladder
    8. Pelvic/Pregnancy
    9. Renal
    10. Ocular
  • CastleFest PLUS

      This course is for you if you’re already pretty close to an ultrasound master. You can get all 5 views of the heart with your eyes closed! You’re already teaching others. You just want to really take it to the next level and learn the most advanced, cutting edge techniques in the world of bedside ultrasound. Things like TEE, diastology, and advanced nerve blocks and MSK. If that’s you, then we can’t wait to see you there!

    1. Right Heart
    2. Diastology
    3. TEE…..or TOE
    4. Wall Motion Abnormalities
    5. Fluid Responsiveness
    6. Injections
    7. Aspirations
    8. Regional Anesthesia
    9. Musculoskeletal
  • ResusFest

      Cutting edge 2 day resuscitation course taught by the world's foremost experts in critical care and resuscitation. Featuring instructors such as: Mallemat, Bellezo, Shinar, Muhr, Arntfield, Jean Francois, Maxime, and Zaffer!

    1. ECMO
    2. REBOA
    3. TEE
    4. Advanced Airway
    5. Ventilator Wizardry
    6. Workshops
    7. Tons of Hands on