POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Review - Online Course

POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Review


POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Review

POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Review

  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy Clinical Case Assessment content outline for the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) POCUS Certificate.
  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, case studies, scan demonstrations, course handouts, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve knowledge and competence, improve your diagnostic skills, and prepare you to earn the (AAA) POCUS Certificate.
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive 3 additional months access to this online course.
  • POCUS Academy Preferred Education Provider (PEP)
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more.
  • Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.


POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Review Online Course is specifically designed for any medical professional (Physician, Advanced Practice/Mid-level Provider, Sonographer, etc.) who has an interest in earning the POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate and integrating/performing Point-of-Care AAA ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certificates and Certifications are NOT just for physicians!

The online course is designed to streamline your process to earn a POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate:

  • This self-directed course contains four (4) comprehensive modules comprised of online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes in Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s structured, easy to use online Learning Management System.
  • 12 months (365 days) of unlimited access is provided from the date of purchase, and 4.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are optional for an additional CME processing fee.
  • The Online Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate Clinical Case Assessment.
  • Build a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP, WINFOCUS, and ACR ultrasound practice guidelines and is taught by leading point of care ultrasound expert faculty.

If you want to earn your POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate and become one of the leaders in Point-of- Care Ultrasound, this Online Review Course will provide you the best value, knowledge base, and assessment review available anywhere!

Date of Original Release: 2/27/2023

This edition valid for credit through: 2/27/2026

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 5/27/2025 if purchased today.

Code: POC-AA231
ID: 6630


  • Sound Generation and Basic Principles
  • Transducers
  • System Controls & Image Quality
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Doppler Principles
  • The Doppler Equation
  • Effects of Doppler Angle
  • Doppler Instrumentation: Pulsed Wave, Continuous Wave, color Doppler and Power Doppler
  • Doppler Applications in Point of Care Settings
  • Doppler/Color Controls and how to Optimize
  • Commonly Seen Doppler and Color Artifacts
  • Abdominal Aorta Anatomy & Primary Branches
  • Abdominal Aorta Scan Techniques, Routine Protocols and Measurements
  • Aortic Pathology:
    • Sacular vs Fusiform Aneurysm
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Aneurysm
    • Dissection
    • Rupture
    • Lymphadenopathy
  • Importance of Ultrasound in Evaluating EVAR
  • EVAR vs. Open AAA Repair
  • Role of Duplex /Color Flow Imaging in EVAR
  • EVAR and Endoleaks
  • Duplex Scan Protocols for Evaluation of Endoleaks


  • Outline the interaction of sound with soft-tissue and other mediums.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between system controls and image quality.
  • Select the appropriate type of transducer for each respective clinical application.
  • Identify different types of imaging artifacts.
  • Define Doppler ultrasound and list the different types of instrumentation.
  • State the indications for integrating Doppler ultrasound for POC applications.
  • State the purpose for performing abdominal aorta sonography.
  • Identify the abdominal aorta and its primary branches.
  • Outline scan techniques and perform routine protocols to evaluate the abdominal aorta.
  • Recognize commonly seen abdominal aortic pathology.
  • Increase knowledge to perform and/or interpret abdominal aorta sonography.
  • Increase knowledge and competence to perform and/or interpret ultrasound evaluation of aortic endografts.
  • Outline scan techniques for optimal ultrasound evaluation of endovascular grafts.
  • Define the term endoleak and list the different types.
  • Identify key sonographic findings associated with the normal and abnormal endovascular aortic graft.


Registration: $350.00


Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting abdominal aorta (AAA) ultrasound examinations and/or preparing for the POCUS Abdominal Aorta (AAA) Certificate assessment. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, general surgery, vascular surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, and primary care.


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery and Radiology
Division of Vascular Surgery
The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
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.

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)
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 4.00 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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