POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Review - Online Course

POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Review


POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Review

POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Review

  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy Clinical Case Assessment (exam) content outline for the POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate.
  • Includes 12 months UNLIMITED access to the online POCUS review course.
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive 3 additional months access to this online course.
  • POCUS Academy Preferred Education Provider (PEP)
  • Access the Online Review 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 Renal/Genitourinary POCUS Certificate.
  • 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 Hepatobiliary/Spleen 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 Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate and integrating/performing point-of-care hepatobiliary/spleen ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certificates and Certifications are NOT just for physicians!

  • The Online Review Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Clinical Case Assessment and is designed to streamline the process of successfully earning your POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen 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.
  • This online review course will help reinforce 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 Hepatobiliary/Spleen 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: 8/12/2023

This edition valid for credit through: 8/12/2026

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 6/19/2025 if purchased today.

Code: POC-BIL231
ID: 7061


  • Sound Generation and Basic Principles
  • Transducers
  • System Controls & Image Quality
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine: Biliary and AAA
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Spleen
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Commonly Seen Pathology of the Gallbladder, Biliary Tract, and Spleen
  • Technical Pitfalls


  • 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.
  • List anatomical landmarks of the abdomen
  • State transducer scan planes & relational anatomy
  • Outline sectional anatomy of the abdomen, Vasculature, organs and potential spaces
  • Recognize the normal size, echogenicity & texture of the abdominal organs
  • State the benefits of utilizing focused ultrasound evaluation of biliary colic
  • Outline scan protocols and techniques for evaluation of the gallbladder and biliary tract
  • State ultrasound characteristics of the normal gallbladder and biliary tract
  • Recognize ultrasound findings of cholelithiasis, acute cholecystitis, chronic cholecystitis, biliary sludge, and contracted gallbladder
  • State normal values for evaluation of the normal gallbladder, biliary system and criteria for diagnosing dilated intrahepatic and common bile duct.
  • List ultrasound findings associated with benign and malignant liver masses
  • State clinical indications for ultrasound evaluation of the spleen
  • Outline scan techniques and protocols for the ultrasound evaluation of the spleen
  • Identify normal ultrasound characteristics of the spleen
  • Recognize ultrasound findings associated with commonly seen pathology of the spleen


Registration: $350.00


Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting hepatobiliary/spleen ultrasound examinations and/or preparing for the POCUS Hepatobiliary/Spleen Certificate Assessment. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, trauma surgery, internal medicine, and primary care.


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

Trisha Reo  AAS, RDMS, RVT

Program Coordinator
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, FPD-AEMUS (Co-Medical Director - planner, QI Task Force)
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)
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Director of POCUS Education, Solomont Simulation Center
Department of Emergency Medicine 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)
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)
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.

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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