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POCUS for Internal Medicine - Live Course

POCUS for Internal Medicine

Dates: April 18 - 19, 2024

 

POCUS for Internal Medicine

POCUS for Internal Medicine

Dates: April 18 - 19, 2024

  • Most comprehensive POCUS for Internal medicine Ultrasound course featuring expert faculty, interactive case presentations, and extensive 3:1 participant to faculty ratio hands-on skills training with standardized patient models
  • All topics based on current core AAFP Ultrasound Guidelines
  • Covers popular topics such as Focused US Evaluation of the Abdomen, Cardiac Limited Ultrasound Exam (CLUE), Soft Tissue & MSK US Applications, and Trauma US (see topics section for more details)
  • POCUS Certification Academy Preferred Education Provider – All GCUS participants receive 40% off Fundamentals Certificate and 20% off ANY POCUS Clinical Certificates (discount code provided during course)
  • Lifetime access to digital course materials
  • Destination education in sunny St. Petersburg, FL

Overview

The POCUS for Internal Medicine Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret all of the core ultrasound applications in an urban and rural internal medicine setting as outlined in the AAFP, ACEP, and WINFOCUS ultrasound practice guidelines. This course is taught by leading family medicine, internal medicine, and emergency medicine ultrasound experts and incorporates comprehensive lectures focused on outpatient and inpatient clinical applications, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning sessions. The hands-on scanning sessions feature a 3:1 participant to faculty ratio with standardized patient models and inanimate phantoms to allow the learner to immediately integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

In this two (2) day program, participants will learn all the core ultrasound applications for Internal Medicine as outlined in the current AAFP guidelines. Each participant also receives scanning checklists for reference purposes and a case log of exams performed that may be used for credentialing and/or POCUS certification purposes.

Code: PIM-241
ID: 7129

Schedule

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Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals (pre-course online video)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid (pre-course online video)
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Aorta & AAA
  • Focused US Evaluation of the Abdomen: topics include gallbladder, biliary tree, hepatosplenomegaly, and urinary system
  • Cardiac Limited Ultrasound Exam (CLUE) – 2D Views
  • Soft Tissue Ultrasound Applications: topics include cellulitis, foreign body identification & removal, joint effusion & bursitis, arthrocentesis, tendinosis, tendon tear vs rupture, fracture assessment and reduction, ocular, and breast abscess vs mass
  • System Optimization & Knobology
  • E-FAST exam and Pulmonary Ultrasound (BLUE Protocol)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of DVT
  • Focused Cardiac and Pathology: topics include pericardial effusion, global LV function, and right heart
  • Central and Peripheral Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures: topics include thoracentesis, paracentesis & lumbar puncture
  • Advanced Abdominal & Superficial Structures POCUS Applications: topics include appendicitis, SBO, hernia, torsion, epididymitis, and varicocele (post-course online video)

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Critical Care ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, aorta and thyroid.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of abdomen, aorta, thyroid, adult heart, and DVT.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam), pulmonary, ocular, and soft tissue/musculoskeletal applications.
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for central & peripheral vascular access, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and lumbar puncture.
  • Describe scan protocols for ultrasound evaluation of appendicitis, small bowel obstruction, hernia, ovarian and testicular torsion, epididymitis, and varicocele.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Tuition

Advanced Registration: $2,250.00

Regular Registration: $2,450.00

Late Registration: $2,650.00


Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snack will also be provided during Hands-On Workshops.

The Advanced Registration Tuition is applied to registration submitted and paid/postmarked more than 30 days in advance of the course.

The Regular Registration Tuition is applied to registrations submitted between 15-30 days in advance of the course.

The Late Registration Tuition is strictly enforced and is applied to ALL registrations submitted within two weeks (14 days) of the start of the course.

The GCUS CME-Z Lifetime Discount will be activated in your account upon course registration.(A $9.95 Value) This discount gives you 5% off at checkout on all future purchases of Any Two Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Produced Educational Products. The discount increases to 10% when you purchase 3 or more at checkout.
*Products have to be purchased at the same time to receive CME-Z Lifetime Discount. Discount does not include course packs or registry review packages.

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Audience

This hands-on POCUS for Internal Medicine course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing ultrasound examinations in an internal medicine setting. Physician participants may include, but are not limited to: internal medicine, hospitalists, family medicine, primary care, emergency and critical care physicians, and surgeons.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director of Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Trisha Reo  AAS, RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Karen Avgush  MD

New City, New York
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director of Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
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, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Program Director and 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 Subcommittee)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


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 16.00 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.

Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics - Online Video

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 1.25 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.

Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid - Online Video

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 1.25 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.

Travel and Lodging




Directions to our Learning Center

From Tampa or Tampa Intl. Airport:
  1. Follow signs for I-275 South to St. Petersburg. You will go over the Howard Frankland Bridge, then continue about 17 miles to Exit 23A on the left toward Sundial/The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8th floor
From Sarasota or South Florida:
  1. If you are coming from the south over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, take I-275 North to Exit 23 for I-375 toward The Pier
  2. After you get off at Exit 23A, I-375 E becomes 4th Ave N
  3. Turn right onto 2nd St N, the Sundial Parking Garage will be on your left
  4. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located at 111 2nd Ave NE in the Plaza Tower on the 8 th floor

Walking Directions from the Parking Garage

  1. Follow walkway from garage towards Sundial Shopping plaza (Muvico Theatres)
  2. Turn right and walk down 2nd Ave N
  3. Cross 1st St NE
  4. On your left is Sab Cafe, turn left into the Plaza shops and into Plaza Tower
  5. Take elevator to 8th floor
Airports

If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

Our state-of-the art facility features a full 8000 sq. ft. of space dedicated solely to ultrasound education! The site is conveniently located in the beautiful Dolphin Village Center, and is within an easy, picturesque walk from a number of area gulf-front hotels. It offers a wide variety of services including gift shops, beach fashions, grocery, and of course, restaurants.



Nearby Hotels

Jan 1st-April 30th: $199 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $169 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hyatt Place St. Pete
25 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-202-2506
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hampton Inn
80 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-9900
Jan-Apr: $209 +tax
May-Dec: $159 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Courtyard Marriott
300 4th St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-450-6200
Jan 1st-April 30th: $212 +tax
May 1st-Dec 31st: $179 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
AC Marriott
110 2nd St. N | St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727-864-0001
20% off best available published rate
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Hotel
333 1st St. S | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-5000
Oct-May (Sun—Thurs) $189.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $217.75 +tax
June-Sept (Sun—Thurs) $159.99 +tax / (Fri—Sat) $210.75 +tax
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
The Birchwood Hotel
340 Beach Dr. NE | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-896-1080
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hollander Hotel
421 4th Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-873-7900
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Inn on The Third Hotel
342 3rd Ave. N | St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-3248

Beach Hotels (15 minute Drive)

(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Hilton Garden Inn
6100 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-273-8907
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
TradeWinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
RumFish Beach Resort by TradeWinds
6000 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
800-360-4016
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach Resort
3400 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-360-1881
(Call 727.363.4500 for discounted rates)
Don CeSar Beach House
3860 Gulf Blvd. | St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
866-728-2206

Lodging Specials

Special discounted room rates are available at most of the listed properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us in advance for availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging at discounted rates.


  • Additional Lodging:

    There are also a number of other nice, smaller independent downtown or beachfront motel properties in the immediate area. Please contact Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute for further information.

    Visit the St Pete Chamber of Commerce for more information.


    Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is located on the beautiful gulf coast of Florida.

    Meetings:

    For your convenience, we can directly book your hotel or condominium lodging for you.

    Special discounted room rates are available at most of the downtown or beachfront properties when booked through us. Although there are a number of other hotels in the area, we have personally inspected these sites and can recommend them. Please call us for advance availability and rates. Since we are located in a resort area, demand for rooms can be high during certain times of the year.

    Please call Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute at 727.363.4500 to arrange your lodging.

    Airports

    If you are flying in, we suggest making your airline destination to Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport.

    Coast-to-Coast... We're growing to serve YOU!

    Due to the constant requests we receive to present our programs at additional locations around the country, we are excited to now offer customized ultrasound courses at your facility to fit your specific educational needs. We can also offer them at other quality strategic and resort-oriented locations as well. Call us or write us to inquire.

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