Use of Ultrasound in Combat and Austere Environments - CME Vital

Use of Ultrasound in Combat and Austere Environments


Use of Ultrasound in Combat and Austere Environments

Use of Ultrasound in Combat and Austere Environments

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Use of Ultrasound in Combat and Austere Environments CME Vital provides a brief overview of the use of ultrasound in combat and austere environments. Tactical ultrasound is performed differently as compared to the standard hospital-based emergency department due to limited resources. The use of ultrasound allows for rapid assessment of an injured or critically ill-military member to improve time to treatment and/or determine if war zone evacuation is necessary. A variety of ultrasound applications may be performed and the findings can significantly impact decisions that affect patient outcomes, preservation of fighting forces, utilization of fixed resources, and minimizing over-all risks

Date of Original Release: 3/2/2022

This edition valid for credit through: 3/2/2025

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ID: 5832


  • FAST Exam
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • RUSH Exam
  • MSK/Soft Tissue Applications: Foreign Body; Fracture Assessment
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Non-Traumatic Medical conditions
  • Ultrasound Training Needs


  • Outline the benefits of using diagnostic ultrasound in combat and austere environments.
  • State the ultrasound applications that are most often performed in tactical ultrasound.
  • List the views associated with performing the E-FAST and RUSH examinations.
  • Identify M-mode findings associated with the normal lung and pneumothorax.
  • Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with foreign bodies, and fracture.
  • Identify ultrasound characteristics associated with a normal ocular examination.


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Any physician, sonographer, or other medical professional involved with performing diagnostic ultrasound in an austere or combat environment.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, 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
Milwaukee, WI
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 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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