Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is recognized as the world wide leader in physics/(SPI) ultrasound training, registry preparation and CME. Whether you are in need of physics registry review, or physics products you will see why hundreds of thousands of medical professionals choose Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for their physics/(SPI) training and CME needs.
Choose from the GCUS library of physics/(SPI) products to learn from the comfort of your home. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute also specializes in physics/(SPI) learning products for educators the world over. No matter how you learn, you can rest assure that you are learning from the leading physics/(SPI) experts in the world. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute has a physics/(SPI) learning product and CME option for any learner on any budget.
All physics/(SPI) Ultrasound Training and CME options are specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need physics/(SPI) training. All Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute courses and products are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Regularly scheduled live courses are held at our state of the art facility in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. 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 during the scanning sessions. 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, etc.
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. While at the live course, take advantage of our GCUS product library and “check-out” a product to use overnight or during lunch/breaks.
Our faculty are always eager to interact personally with our participants to answer any questions and share their wealth of Regional Anesthesia knowledge with our course participants. All GCUS courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit with select courses also offering ACEP, ABIM MOC, and ASRT 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)
Live webinars are lectures that are streamed live on the internet during the actual time that lecture is being presented. From time to time, GCUS will offer a live webinar on particular Physics topics (see below for any upcoming scheduled webinars).
You must be able to watch the video online (accessible from any device with internet) at the advertised times.
Learners will have the ability to email in questions for the speaker to answer as well.
Can’t watch the webinar during the scheduled date/time? GCUS will usually record and make these available as training videos. If you see a live webinar topics that you would like to be notified when the training video is format is available for purchase, please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound and one of our CME Coordinators make sure you are notified.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Online Courses are a perfect fit for the medical professional who either already has a source of hands-on training available to them or just needs a refresher course to stay on top of the most current practices.
Online Course topics are structured off of the same curriculum and lectures as a GCUS Live Course (just 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 also be able to print their CME Certificates.
Online Courses are accessible from ANY DEVICE with internet access (Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Mobile Device).
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 Physics 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).
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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