POCUS Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Certification Review - Online Course

POCUS Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Certification Online Course


POCUS Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Certification Review

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POCUS Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Certification Review

  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy Clinical Case Assessment (exam) content outline for the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Emergency Medicine Certification .
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive a peer review case log as well as 3 additional months access to the online course.
  • 12 months UNLIMITED access to the online course 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 Emergency Medicine POCUS Certification.
  • All online courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • 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.


The POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification 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 Emergency Medicine Certification and integrating/performing emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certifications are NOT just for physicians!

This Online POCUS Review Course is designed to streamline your process to becoming POCUS Emergency Medicine Certified:

  • The Online Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Certification Clinical Case Assessment (ALL 7 POCUS Assessment Topics).
  • Provide a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice and WINFOCUS guidelines and is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound expert faculty.
  • This self-directed course contains fourteen (14) 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 16 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are also included.

If you want to earn your POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification and become one of the leaders in Point of Care Ultrasound, this Online Course will provide you the best value, knowledge base, assessment review available on 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, and family medicine/urgent care, and other emergent 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. By becoming POCUS Emergency Medicine Certified, you will have achieved the gold standard in Point of Care Ultrasound and earned the ability to validate you expertise in POCUS to employers, coworkers, and patients that you are a leader in the field.

For more information the POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification visit:

Date of Original Release: 3/6/2020

This edition valid for credit through: 3/6/2023

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 9/23/2022 if purchased today.
Code: POC-EMU201
ID: 4920


  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • Doppler and Color Flow Fundamentals for POC applications
  • Emergency Ultrasound for OB/GYN Conditions (First Trimester IUP, Ectopic Pregnancy, Spontaneous Abortion, and more)
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) and aortic endografts
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals (Including Hepatobiliary/Spleen and more)
  • Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Renal
  • Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Biliary and AAA
  • Ultrasound in Trauma: FAST and E-FAST (Abdominal Trauma and more)
  • Lower Extremity DVT
  • Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Lung Ultrasound (Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusion, Consolidation and more)
  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH Exam)
  • Cardiac Case Studies


  • Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations
  • Increase participant’s knowledge in core concepts included in the POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification Assessment.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
  • State the benefits of using color Doppler in point of care applications
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, first trimester OB, and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock & hypotension.
  • Outline protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the adult heart, abdomen, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.


Registration: $700.00


Physicians, Sonographers, nurse practitioners, PA's or other advanced practice providers performing and/or interpreting: emergency medicine ultrasound examinations and/or preparing for the POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification Assessment. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalist, emergency, trauma, surgeons, internal medicine, primary care physicians, CRNAs and sonographers.


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  BA, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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

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

Robert Atnip  MD, RVT, RPVI

Chief Vascular Surgery Section, Dept. of Surgery. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
Professor of Surgery and Radiology. Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Hershey, PA.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, ACS, RCS, FASE

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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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 17.50 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.


General Sonography Physics

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

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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.

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