CPD Modules

1 CPD hour per module

Bladder and Kidney Scanning

Learning objectives:

  • To refresh basic knowledge for scanning the kidneys and bladder
  • To demonstrate to GPs hand-held ultrasound technique in the identification of hydronephrosis, the overfull bladder and the presence of renal and bladder stones
  • To explain the pros and cons of point-of-care ultrasound scanning
  • To alert physicians to the problem of false negatives

Scanning for Deep Vein Thrombosis

Learning objectives:

  • To understand the risk factors underlying DVT
  • To be familiar with the tests recommended by NICE for those patients in whom DVT is suspected
  • To understand how to execute the three-point compression technique
  • To address the differential diagnoses when scanning for DVT