Starting a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program

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$395.00 (12 months access)
6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Description

Date of Original Release: 7/31/2018
This edition valid for credit through: 7/31/2021
Product Code: OC-UDP181



Starting a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program

Starting a Point of Care Ultrasound Program Online Course is designed to help physicians who have been given an administrative leadership role to implement an emergency/critical care departments’ ultrasound program. This unique, interactive course covers the key factors involved with coordinating the program, leadership roles, and administrative oversight to effectively deliver this rapidly expanding technology in an organized and coordinated manner. In-depth discussion is also devoted to overcoming barriers of starting an ultrasound program and navigate administrative and other departmental support.

  • The Ultrasound Director’s Job Description
  • Finances of an Ultrasound Program
  • Purchasing an Ultrasound System
  • Factors to Consider
  • Evaluation Mechanism
  • Image Archiving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Setting up a Program
  • Who Scans and Who Reviews
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Timelines
  • Training and Credentialing Faculty
  • Navigating Administrative and Other Department Support
  • Q/A and Panel Discussions

Topics

  • The Ultrasound Director’s Job Description
  • Finances of an Ultrasound Program
  • Purchasing an Ultrasound System
  • Factors to Consider
  • Evaluation Mechanism
  • Image Archiving
  • Quality Assurance
  • Setting up a Program
  • Who Scans and Who Reviews
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Timelines
  • Training and Credentialing Faculty
  • Navigating Administrative and Other Department Support
  • Q/A and Panel Discussions

Objectives

  • Increase the participants’ knowledge to establish an emergency medicine and/or critical care ultrasound program.
  • Develop an ultrasound director job description
  • Outline expected finances of an ultrasound program to effectively develop a budget and calculate anticipated return on investment.
  • State the factors involved with the evaluation and purchase of ultrasound equipment.
  • List viable options for image archiving and documentation and corresponding advantages and disadvantages
  • Develop a faculty training and credentialing process
  • Outline options for obtaining support for developing an ultrasound program with administrators and other departments.

Target Audience

Physicians and other medical professionals involved with Emergency and/or Critical Care Ultrasound and who have accepted a position to coordinate and direct an ultrasound program in an emergency and/or critical care department.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

David Bahner  MD, RDMS, FAAEM, FACEP

Professor and Director of Ultrasound.
Emergency Medicine. Ohio State University.
Columbus, Ohio.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Bret P. Nelson  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Brooklyn, New York.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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