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POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review - Online Course

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review Online Course

 

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review

  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy content outline for the Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate assessments.
  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • 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 Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate.
  • All online courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive your required peer evaluation case log (POCUS Academy Certification prerequisite), 3 additional months access to the online course, and POCUS Academy Preferred Education Provider (PEP) certification fee discounts.
  • 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.

Overview

POCUS Cardiac 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 Cardiac Certificate and integrating/performing point-of-care Focused Cardiac ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certificates and Certifications are NOT just for physicians! This Online POCUS Review Course is designed to streamline your process to earn a POCUS Cardiac Certificate:

  • This self-directed course contains nine (9) 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 11.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are also included.
  • The Online Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS Cardiac 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 Cardiac Certificate and become one of the leaders in Point of Care Ultrasound, this Online Course will provide you the best value, knowledge base, and assessment review available anywhere!

Why Should I Earn a POCUS Certificate and/or Certification?:
Point of Care Ultrasound (or POCUS) is very rapidly becoming the new standard of care in pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, trauma, military applications/prolonged field care, family medicine/urgent care, and other point of care settings. Many hospitals and facilities have established or are in the process of establishing credentialing requirements for providers of all levels to be able to perform POCUS exams in their facility. With sufficient training and experience, POCUS increases patient safety, satisfaction, and in many instances patient outcomes by empowering the provider with the ability to more readily diagnose and treat a patient at the bedside when time is a crucial factor in their treatment. Earning a POCUS Cardiac Certificate will validate your expertise in performing focused cardiac exams to employers, coworkers, and patients, and you will be considered a leader in the field of POCUS.

To learn more about the POCUS Cardiac Certificate and other POCUS Academy Certificates and Certifications, visit: POCUS.org

Date of Original Release: 2/28/2020

This edition valid for credit through: 2/28/2023


  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 9/26/2021 if purchased today.
Code: POC-FECD201
ID: 4916

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals for Echocardiography
  • The 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound - Two Parts
  • 2-D, Color and Doppler Echocardiography Protocol
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Shock and Hypotension
  • Case Studies in Focused Echocardiography

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Focused Echocardiography examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images and recognize potential imaging errors.
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and state the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings associated with cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and shock & hypotension.
  • Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (physician)

Price

Registration: $550.00

Audience

Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, sonographers and other advanced practice providers who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting focused cardiac ultrasound at the bedside and/or preparing for the POCUS Cardiac Certificate Assessment. Provider specialties may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, internal medicine, hospitalists, generalists and primary care.

Faculty

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

Lori Green  President, Program Director

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

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Richard Palma  BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute.
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Hartford, CT.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Alexander Levitov  MD, FACCP, FACCM, RDCS

Eastern VA Medical School.
Dept. of Internal Medicine.
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Norfolk, VA.
GUI QI Task Force Committee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, RCS, FASE

Echosonographer
Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, 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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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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

Click to see video

Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

Click to see video

35 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

150,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, PROVEN RESULTS