Free CME: Point-Of-Care Ultrasound for the Sonographer

Date of Original Release: 4/2/2014
Reviewed for content accuracy: 4/2/2017
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 4/2/2020

Video Length: 1:18:00
1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Product Codes:
Online Video - OV-POC

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Topics & Objectives
  • Benefits of POC ultrasound
  • Ultrasound in trauma
  • Ultrasound in cardiac arrest
  • Ultrasound in shock & hypotension
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Foreign body localization
  • Ocular ultrasound
  • MSK ultrasound
  • Benefits of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • 3-step process to begin integrating POC skills into an ultrasound program curriculum and/or practice


After viewing this enduring material the participant will be able to:

Upon completion of this enduring material, you should be able to accomplish the following:
  1. List the clinical applications and benefits of POC ultrasound
  2. Demonstrate how integration of POC can improve opportunities for employment
  3. Outline strategies to integrate POC ultrasound applications into the ultrasound curriculum and/or clinical setting
Target Audience
Sonographers and Ultrasound Program Directors with a desire to expand technical skills to include point of care ultrasound applications. Other medical professionals involved with performing ultrasound examinations for emergency and critical care applications.
Course Instructors

Lori Green


President, Program Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc., Saint Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationship(s) exist.

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 Subcommittee)
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 Subcommittee)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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Continuing Education Credits
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 live activity for a maximum of 1.50 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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