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On November 12, 2014, Marek Radomski, DO, Associate Chief of Emergency Services, UPMC-Presbyterian/Shadyside - Shadyside Campus; Director of Ultrasound Services, Department of Emergency Medicine - University of Pittsburgh Physicians, and
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine presented two Introduction to Ultrasound sessions to the Emergency Medicine faculty members of UPMC Altoona and UPMC Bedford Hospital.  

The objectives for the class were the FAST ultrasound examination and Ultrasound guided central venous access. In addition to the didactic aspects of the program, participants were given an opportunity to perform a FAST ultrasound examination on a model to learn the correct techniques with no abnormal pathology present.  

Participants then performed the FAST examination on the Vimedix Ultrasound trainer with various abnormal pathologies to learn how to find and identify the various pathologies.  During the Central Line access portion of the class, the participants were given the opportunity to perform ultrasound guided central venous access on task trainers.