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Hands-On Ultrasound Training

With ARC Live, participants will get hands-on practice in the art of ultrasound assessment of abscesses and soft tissue disorders.  Participants will learn how to differentiate an abscess with fluctuance from simple cellulitis and answer that all important question of “Should I cut?”.


  • When to cut
  • How to cut
  • When to treat with antibiotics


  • Incision and drainage practice
  • Ultrasound assessment of abscesses


  • Ganglion cyst
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Baker’s cyst


  • Felon
  • Paronychia
  • General Cutaneous Abscesses
  • Herpetic Whitlow
  • Folliculitis
  • Axillary (hidradenitis)
  • Pilonidal abscess versus cyst
  • Acne
  • Peritonsillar
  • Neck
  • Bartholin’s
  • Perispinal
  • Dental
  • Breast
  • Lung


  • Easiest Algorithm Ever
  • Pediatrics
    • Scarlet Fever
    • Reyes
    • Kawasaki
  • Eczema
    • Dishidrosis
    • Discoid
    • Food allergy related
  • Psoriasis
    • Plaque
    • Systemic
  • Pytiriasis Rosea
  • The Tineas

Nashville, TN - March 14-15, 2019

ARC Live – Abscesses, Rashes, and Cysts

Join Patton Graham, NP-C in Nashville, TN for ARC Live.  Total session time for this continuing education conference is 12 hours, with 8 session hours on day 1, and 4 session hours on day 2, providing you with either an early departure or some additional free time in Nashville.

Early Bird Savings – $695  $495 (valid until 01/30/2019)
Seats Remaining: Limited Seating

The cost of attendance covers:

  • Accredited CE – 12.0 contact hours including 2.0 pharmacology hours*
  • Course supplies (I&D Kit, abscess practice pad)
  • Access to on-site ultrasound machine for hands-on practice
  • Event T-shirt

Course Times


Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
End Time: 5:00 PM CST
Lunch Break: 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST


Start Time: 8:00 AM CST
End Time: 12:00 PM CST


Radisson Hotel

1112 Airport Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 889-9090

A complimentary shuttle is provided by the hotel 24 hours a day to and from the airport.

Sign up soon for this exciting LIVE hands-on seminar that covers the latest in abscess care, cysts, and rashes.  Seating is limited.

This activity provides 12 of the 30 emergency procedures contact hours required by the AAENP under Option 1 for ENP certification.

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Physician Assistants for approval of up to 12.0 contact hours of accredited education when the enrollment period begins.

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