Cases in Emergency Ultrasound

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1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Date of Original Release: 7/17/2013
Reviewed for content accuracy: 6/6/2016
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 6/27/2019
Video Length: 1:01:00

Product Codes:
Online Video: OV-CEU
ISBN: 978-1-934864-89-0

Cases in Emergency Ultrasound

This case-based presentation is designed to review ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with pathology seen in the emergency setting. A variety of case studies will be reviewed including abdominal, cardiac, lung, pediatric abdomen/GI tract, soft-tissue, ocular, and GYN applications.


  • Spectrum of Cholecystitis
    • acute
    • gangrenous
    • perforated
    • emphysematous
  • Pyelonephritis
  • DIverticulosis/Diverticulitis
  • Endocarditis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Foreign Body localization
  • Renal Mass
  • Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
  • Salivary Gland duct stone
  • Flexor Tenosynovitis
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
Objectives At the completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
  1. Identify a perforated gallbladder.
  2. Recognize characteristics of diverticulitis.
  3. Look for evidence of emphysematous pyelonephritis.
  4. Evaluate for evidence of pyloric stenosis.
  5. State the sonographic characteristics of a pediatric renal mass.
  6. List ultrasound features of pulmonary edema
  7. Outline how to evaluate for endocarditis.
  8. Identify evidence of flexor tenosynovitis.
  9. Confirm the presence of a foreign body and use ultrasound guidance for removal.
  10. State findings consistent with vitreous hemorrhage.
  11. Confirm the presence of a salivary gland duct stone.
  12. Identify ultrasound findings consistent with tuboovarian abscess.

Target Audience

Physicians and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing ultrasound procedures in an emergency or critical care setting. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency, trauma, and general surgery.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director.
University of South Florida.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Tampa, FL.
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.

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 1.25 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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