Abdominal / Primary Care Ultrasound Courses, Registry Review and CME Training Products for Primary Care, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, Sonographers, Military, and other Medical Professionals. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is the most flexible and proven ACCME accredited abdominal / primary care ultrasound continuing medical education in the industry. Whether you have never picked up an ultrasound transducer and are looking to integrate ultrasound into your day to day practice, are an experienced sonographer in another specialty and looking to cross train to add to your skill set, need to pass your ARDMS Abdominal Registry, or you are just looking for a quality ultrasound continuing medical education activity to obtain your required CME Credit, Gulfcoast Ultrasound has Abdominal / Primary Care Ultrasound CME activities that fit your professional needs.
Since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) has been educating medical professionals across all ultrasound practice specialties and experience levels. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Insitute is recognized as a worldwide leader in Abdominal / Primary Care Ultrasound continuing medical education. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute offers the largest variety of CME offerings in the world for Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound. All Abdominal / Primary Care Ultrasound Courses are taught by the leading industry experts. You will literally be learning from the individuals who have written the textbooks and practice guidelines. With so many different Abdominal / Primary Care Ultrasound CME activities and formats offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound and other CME providers, we have outlined some key features of each GCUS format below to aid you in making the best education choice for your career and learning preference:
Live, Online & Blended Course Learning Formats
Immediately Implement Skills Learned Into Clinical Practice
Combined Live Courses (COMBINE LIVE COURSES AND SAVE!)
Combined Live Courses
Combine our regularly scheduled live courses (which are held at our state-of-the-art facility in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida) to save money. Currently Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Courses and Critical Care Ultrasound Course are offered in for for both introductory and advanced applications. Ultrasound Guided nerve Blocks Training and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Training are all offered as well.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Live Courses offer comprehensive training and feature a mixture of didactic lectures being presented by industry-leading expert faculty, interactive case studies, and hands-on scanning.
Because the hands-on experience is such an integral part of a successful training experience, GCUS courses never exceed a 3:1 participant-to-instructor ratio. The hands-on scanning is conducted on live models, and inanimate phantoms are also available for ultrasound guided procedure training during select applicable courses. You will also receive scanning checklists and case logs signed by our instructors for your use (if needed) for hospital credentialing purposes.
Additionally included in your course tuition is Lifetime Access to the digital course syllabus which affords you with the ability to highlight, bookmark, and make any annotations for your use as a great reference tool in the future.
Our faculty are always eager to interact personally with our participants to answer any questions and share their wealth of POCUS knowledge.
All GCUS courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit with select courses also offering ACEP, and MOC credit(s). (See specific course page for details)
You will receive a certificate upon completion of each course.
Regularly scheduled live courses are held at our state of the art facility in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Currently Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Courses and Critical Care Ultrasound Course are offered in for for both introductory and advanced applications. Ultrasound Guided nerve Blocks Training and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Training are all offered as well. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute live courses offer comprehensive training and feature a mixture of didactic lectures being presented by leading industry expert faculty, interactive case studies, and hands-on scanning. Because the hands-on experience is such an integral part of a successful training experience, GCUS courses never exceed a 3:1 participant to instructor ratio. The hands-on scanning is conducted on live models, and inanimate phantoms are also available for ultrasound guided procedure training. You will also receive scanning checklists and case logs signed by our instructors for your use (if needed) for hospital credentialing purposes. Additionally included in your course tuition is lifetime access to the digital course syllabus which affords you with the ability to highlight, bookmark, and make any annotations for your use as a great reference tool in the future. Our faculty are always eager to interact personally with our participants to answer any questions and share their wealth of POCUS knowledge. All GCUS courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit with select courses also offering ACEP and MOC credit(s) (See specific course page for details) and you will receive a certificate upon completion of each course.
Blended courses offered by GCUS also offer a comprehensive training experience, but in a more flexible, self-paced format. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Blended courses include 15 months unlimited access to the applicable Online Course (which would cover the same topics as the corresponding traditional live course) plus a Hands-on scanning workshop at the GCUS facility. The Online Courses include structured modules with video lectures, case presentations and post-module quizzes. Upon completion of the Online Course, you will attend a regularly scheduled hands-on workshop (the length of the workshop depends on the particular course you are enrolled in, but are usually 1-2 days (6-12 total hours). For the most effective learning experience with this format, completion of the Online Course is required before attending the hands-on workshop. This format is also a popular for group education (Custom onsite training by GCUS is also available).
POCUS for Family Medicine
Emily M. Downs M.Ed, BS, RDMS, RVT, RDCS, RT Charlotte Derr MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS Lori Green BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Trisha Reo AAS, RDMS, RVT
30.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™|12.00 hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit(s)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Online Courses are a perfect fit for a Point-of-Care Medical Professional who either already has a source of hands-on training available to them, or just need a refresher course to stay on top of the most current ultrasound practices.
Online Course topics are structured off of the same curriculum and lectures as a GCUS Live Course, simply without the hands-on training.
Individuals who enroll in Online Courses will have 12 months UNLIMITED access to the content which consists of video lectures, case studies, and post-module quizzes.
Participants will be able to print their CME Certificates upon completion.
Online Courses are accessible from ANY DEVICE with internet access (Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Device).
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute offers Custom On-Site Education for groups that offers the most convenient and cost-effective way of training for your group of medical professionals.
GCUS will work closely with you to develop a program with topics and a format that best fits your facility's needs. These programs can be offered as either a traditional live course format with lectures and hands-on or as a blended format with your group completing the online course before attending a scheduled hands-on workshop held at your facility, but taught by GCUS instructors.
For a custom MSK Ultrasound Onsite quote, simply fill out the short quote request form and one of our program coordinators will reach out to you with more information.
For individuals who want One-on-One Hands-On training, we offer Private Hands-On Sessions at the GCUS facility in St. Petersburg, FL. It is required that you complete the applicable online course prior to this training session for the most effective educational experience.
Registry Review Courses and Study Materials for the ARDMS RVT and CCI* RVS Ultrasound Examinations are available at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute as well as the APCA RPVI Examination to give you the tools to pass these registries the first time!
Comprehensive live and online courses are available and cover all topics in the registry content outlines. Registry Review Workbooks, Flashcards (available in print or digital format) and online mock exams are all available to purchase individually or in packages at a discount. Tailor your purchase to your exact needs and study style.
With a consistent pass rate of over 95%, you can be confident that you are using the most effective materials! Schools and Educators frequently utilize these to enrich their curriculum for their students (educator discounts available for schools).
*For those taking the CCI examination, be sure to also purchase any physics/SPI review courses or materials you may need as this is a component that is included in the CCI exam.
Training Videos on virtually any specific Ultrasound topic are available at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute. These are video lectures recorded in high definition and are available for purchase in either Online or DVD format.
Online Videos include Lifetime Access from any device with an internet connection (Computer, laptop, tablet or phone). Training videos are also approved for CME credit (see particular product for details).
These training videos are a great tool for individuals, educators or healthcare facilities that need assistance or a refresher in a specific topic. Group discounts/access is also available (Contact GCUS for more info).
In need of quick, affordable, quality, online CME Credit? CME Vitals are the most efficient and cost-effective way of obtaining your CME.
These online activities consist of a variety of micro-learning formats which include videos, images, case studies, quizzes and articles that are meant to provide an overview of the specific topic of that CME Vital.
CME Vitals activities are available to purchase as individual CME activities or as a Volume. A Volume of CME Vitals are offered at a discounted price and offer a combined total of 10 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credits.
Group enrollment and pricing is also available for CME Vitals.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is proud to offer Ultrasound Textbooks, Protocol Manuals, and Accessories in addition to all other CME activity formats. Our vast variety of reference and study materials cover all practice specialties and may be utilized for a variety of your professional needs personally, for educators, or healthcare facilities. GCUS is recognized as a worldwide leader in Ultrasound continuing education and offers the largest variety of Ultrasound specific educational resources taught and authored by the leading industry experts. With so many different Ultrasound CME activities and formats offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound and other CME providers, we have outlined some key features of GCUS Textbooks, Protocol Manuals and Accessories below to aid in making the best education choice for your needs:
Step-by-step, easy to follow, manuals walk you through specific ultrasound examinations.
Protocol manuals are available in all specialties for most common comprehensive examinations.
Protocol manuals are all offered in either printed or digital format (Digital format accessible from any internet enabled device (Computer/Laptop, Tablet, or Phone)
ALL protocol manuals include an online video scan demonstration with picture in picture viewing, showing the instructor performing the examination with proper transducer placement, patient positioning, and the corresponding ultrasound images.
Great tools to establish department protocols for credentialing/accreditation purposes or to just utilize personally as a reference material
ALL protocol manuals offer optional AMA PRA CAT I Credits™.
Great teaching tools for educators and reference for students! (Educator discounts are available on volume purchases)
GUI is proud to offer Textbooks on various topics to utilize as valuable reference resources. Textbooks are available for all practice specialties and learning styles.
Select Textbooks that GUI distribute offer various types of CME Credits and supplemental resources via the specific book’s publisher (see specific textbook for details)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound’s Essential Textbooks all offer optional AMA PRA Category I Credits™ and are easy to read/navigate and are a great reference tool for any medical professional utilizing ultrasound and are divided by specialty. Students, sonographers, physicians and any other medial professional looking for a comprehensive textbook that covers all of the essential topics of a specific ultrasound specialty could benefit from these textbooks.
GUI Essential Textbooks are available in either print or digital format and come with accompanying online video clips and audio narration feature to enhance the textbooks learning experience. (E - books are accessible to view from any internet enabled device and have the ability to bookmark, highlight, make annotations, and archive for offline use as well). li >
Educators can utilize GUI Essential Textbooks to enhance or develop their curriculum with educator packages available that include post-chapter quizzes and discounts for volume purchases. li >
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