A new MUSEC for Surgeons! ♬
Yes, like a new music, MUSEC (Modular UltraSound ESTES Course) is still singing for whom is involved in any emergency settings. From surgeons to surgeons, particularly devoted to Acute Care Surgeons and for all Physicians who need a surgical decision-making approach.
MUSEC is a Modular focused ultrasound course with 2/3 of time dedicated to hands-on training on healthy models and phantoms, simulated case, and a preliminary theoretical part on an e-learning platform.
Two main aims for each module:
- teaching US technique and abnormal findings (“to be able to do”)
- practicing US driven surgical decision-making in different settings
Hand’s on teaching method
Our teaching system is based on practical sessions; we are strongly convinced that the best way to learn is to do it yourself, with tutors that are coaching and lead your improvements, in order to optimize your efforts and your time.
For this reason we created a web based e-learning platform, where almost all the theoretical and “boring” lessons are uploaded (e-learning is MANDATORY in order to complete the residential course).
During Courses, Instructors stay close to each student (in a 1:4 ratio), guiding his/her learning process and leaving the probe in his/her hands.
Training on tailored phantoms
We also developed innovative phantoms, tailored for our basic and advanced modules. As student, you can experience the sensation of an US-guided invasive maneuver find and detect abscesses, normal and pathological bowel loops, etc., and rapidly building up your “muscle&eyes-memory”.
… and if you are still hungry…
E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals.
“This book describes one of the basic applications of ultrasound, extended focused assessment by sonography for trauma, or E-FAST. It is the first of a new series of books, Ultrasound for Acute Care Surgeons. … Practitioners seeking to understand ultrasound and its applications to injury, or trainees seeking a guide to learn the technique will find this book helpful. … This is an excellent introduction to a technique that is important in both European and North American trauma practice.” (David J. Dries, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2014)