Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care - Training Video

Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care


Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures for Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Training Video is designed to provide an overview of ultrasound imaging fundamentals, system controls, image quality, and look at imaging artifacts as well as soft tissue.

Date of Original Release: 4/19/2018
Reviewed for content accuracy: 4/19/2021
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 4/19/2024
Video Length: 55 minutes

Online Video Product Code: OV-UECP2
DVD Product Code: VL-UECP2
DVD ISBN: 978-1-945749-44-5


  • Evaluation of Pneumothorax
  • Ultrasound Findings Associated with Pericardial Tamponade
  • Techniques for Performing Ultrasound Guided Pericardiocentesis
  • Verification of Endotracheal Intubation
  • Evaluation of Hemothorax
  • Ultrasound-Guided Thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Lumbar Puncture


  • Confirm placement of an endotracheal tube
  • Identify a pneumothorax
  • Determine the deepest pocket of fluid to facilitate the drainage of a pleural effusion
  • Look for evidence of pericardial tamponade and describe the steps required to perform a pericardiocentesis
  • Determine the deepest pocket of fluid to facilitate performing a paracentesis
  • Mark the location for needle insertion prior to performing a lumbar puncture


Physicians, PA's, NP's and other medical professionals involved with performing ultrasound-guided procedures. Physician participants may include (but is not limited to): Emergency medicine, Critical Care, hospitalists, internal medicine and trauma surgeons


GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director.
University of South Florida.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Tampa, FL.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
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

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

Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.

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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 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.


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