OVERVIEW

The Point of Care Ultrasound Course - Online is organized by Provider Practice Essentials (PPE), LLC.

Description:
Learn the ins and outs of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)

Immersive Online Program

  • Thorough online tutorial of commonly scanned body parts, and their required techniques
  • Taught by a Physician, Physician Assistant, and Ultrasonographer
  • Learn at your own pace

Master the Basics

  • Learn about ultrasound equipment, physics, and principles of use
  • See techniques for improved visualization and settings
  • Build upon those foundations to apply to scan for clinical use and decision-making
  • Thorough lectures provide a high level of detail along with expected normal and abnormal findings

Combine Ultrasound with Decision-Making

  • Interpret ultrasound findings and apply them to clinical decision-making
  • Utilize clinical decision rules to make better medical decisions
  • Improve your understanding of POCUS and maximize its use

Extensive Content:
11 topics including technique, probe selection, eFAST, Pulmonary, Ocular, Skin and Soft Tissue, Lower Extremity, and more!

10 Category I CME Credits, 8.5 Emergency credits, 1.5 pharmacology credits.

Introduction to Ultrasound

  • Ultrasound Physics
  • Probe functions and types
  • Methods of scanning (sliding, rocking, other movements and techniques)
  • Probe Settings (depth, “knobology”)
  • Hand movements and dexterity

Biliary Ultrasound

  • Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Identification of anatomy
  • Abnormal Findings and Diagnostic Criteria
  • Interpretation of Findings and Management

DVT Ultrasound

  • Lower extremity venous anatomy and scanning technique
  • Expected normal and abnormal findings
  • Interpretation of Doppler and compressibility images
  • Clinical decision-making and follow-up

eFAST Ultrasound

  • Trauma-focused exam 
  • Includes abdomen, bladder, cardiac, and pulmonary imaging
  • Diagnostic Criteria and Decision-making
  • Includes common and subtle findings

Ocular Ultrasound

  • Technique and probe placement
  • Retinal detachment, foreign bodies, lens dislocation, vitreous hemorrhage, retrobulbar hematoma, and papilledema
  • Next clinical steps

Pelvic Ultrasound

  • Probe placement and scanning technique
  • Uterine, ovarian, and adnexal pathology
  • Next clinical steps

Pulmonary Ultrasound

  • Small groups, team-led with hands-on guidance and findings
  • Review and individual practice sessions with instructors
  • Additional ultrasound applications
  • Wrap-Up and Closing

Renal Ultrasound

  • Anatomy and probe placement
  • Ultrasonic anatomy and expected findings
  • Clinical Correlation and management

Soft Tissue Ultrasound

  • Probe selection and settings
  • Foreign body, cellulitis, abscess, and cyst identification
  • Next clinical steps

Ultrasound for Vascular Access

  • Anatomy of peripheral and central veins
  • Application of Ultrasound to assist with line placement
  • Visualization of landmarks and expected clinical findings

Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound

  • Anatomy and ultrasound placement
  • Expected normal and abnormal findings
  • Next clinical steps and application

TARGET AUDIENCE

Emergency MedicineTraumaPrimary Care PhysicianFamily MedicineInternal Medicine

SPECIALITIES

Internal MedicineEmergency MedicineTraumaFamily MedicinePrimary Care

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