Behind the Scan

Jelly On the Belly: Using POCUS to Improve Pediatric Intussusception Outcomes

June 30, 2021
12:00 p.m. PT
3:00 p.m. ET
60 minutes

Intussusception is a common cause of pediatric abdominal pain in the infant and toddler population. Using point-of-care ultrasound at the bedside can help providers expedite definitive management with greater safety, ease and accuracy than plain radiographs; that’s why POCUS has become a standard tool for evaluating patients with suspected ileocolic intussusception.

Pediatric imaging requires smaller transducer footprints and adjustable frequencies to adapt to various depths and patient sizes. This live webinar will share expert techniques for performing a bedside pediatric intussusception ultrasound through a presentation of actual cases. After reviewing relevant literature, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss intussusception as it pertains to POCUS with Dr. Levine.

What You'll Learn

  • Indications for POCUS evaluations of intussusception

  • Relevant anatomy to be identified in POCUS examinations for intussusception

  • Specific pitfalls to avoid in POCUS examinations for intussusception

Your Presenter for this Webinar is:

Presenter: Marla Levine, MD
Director of Point of Care ultrasound, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Dr. Levine is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. Dr Levine is boarded in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and has been an educator in POCUS for the last 10 years, having lectured regionally and internationally on POCUS in the care of children. Her academic interests include POCUS education and gender equity issues. She recently published an expert panel curriculum tool for PEM POCUS fellowship and is currently involved in the development of a PEM POCUS competency checklist for POCUS within PEM fellowship.

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