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Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

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18.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Date of Original Release: 11/10/2015
This edition valid for credit through: 11/17/2018
Product Code: OC-EMU152



Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Online Course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing emergency medicine, critical care, or point-of-care ultrasound examinations. This course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice and WINFOCUS guidelines. Taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound expert faculty. This self-directed course contains fourteen (14) modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Emergency Ultrasound for Obstetrical and Gynecological Conditions
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Spontaneous Abortion
  • PID and Masses
  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access (3 Parts)
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound in Trauma: FAST and E-FAST
  • Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Renal
  • Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Biliary and AAA
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension
  • Ultrasound-Guided Emergency and Critical Care Procedures
  • Evaluation of DVT

Topics Imaging Fundamentals Emergency Ultrasound for Obstetrical and Gynecological Conditions Ectopic Pregnancy Spontaneous Abortion PID and Masses Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access (3 Parts) Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals Ultrasound in Trauma: FAST and E-FAST Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Renal Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Biliary and AAA Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension
  • Ultrasound-Guided Emergency and Critical Care Procedures
  • Evaluation of DVT
  • Objectives

    • Develop participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations
    • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls
    • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax
    • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis and adult heart
    • State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock & hypotension
    • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, ET placement

    Target Audience

    Sonographers, physicians, nurse practitioners, PA's or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting: emergency medicine ultrasound examinations. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalist, emergency, trauma, surgeons, internal medicine, primary care physicians, PA's and sonographers.

    Course Faculty

    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.

    GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

    Andreas Dewitz  MD, RDMS, FACEP

    Vice Chair for Ultrasound Education.
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
    Boston University School of Medicine.
    Boston Medical Center. Boston, MA.
    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

    James Mateer  MD, RDMS

    Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine.
    Medical College of Wisconsin.
    Milwaukee, WI.
    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.

    GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

    Rob Reardon  MD, FACEP, FAAEM

    Department of Emergency Medicine.
    Hennepin County Medical Center.
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine.
    University of Minnesota Medical School.
    Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

    Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

    President, Program Director.
    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
    Saint Petersburg, FL.
    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 18.50 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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