Point of Care Ultrasound for General and Hospital Medicine
The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to enhance diagnostic accuracy and procedural safety is endorsed by major medical societies in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. However, as ultrasound machines become more widely available, access to high quality, clinician-oriented training has been limited. This course is for those practicing general medicine looking to learn from experienced clinicians in their field how to integrate POCUS into their inpatient and/or outpatient practice.
Primary Care Physicians
Family/Internal Medicine Physicians
This introductory course is for those with limited or no prior ultrasound experience, as well as those with prior POCUS training who would like a refresher. This course is best suited for those practicing in a hospital, urgent care, or general medicine clinic setting.
This course will blend lectures, scanning demonstrations, and hands-on practice using live models and training phantoms. Over 50% of the workshop time will be hands-on scanning and image interpretation. Scanning concepts and techniques will be introduced in a step-wise, layered fashion, minimizing cognitive overload and maximizing confidence in image acquisition and interpretation. Those who complete the course will have a firm foundation to integrate core POCUS skills into general medicine practice and grow those skills over time.
Unsure which POCUS device is best for your clinical or educational needs? A POCUS course is a great way to get exposure to different ultrasound makes and models so you can better decide which device is right for you. Already have your own personal POCUS machine? Feel free to bring it to the course for advice from our experienced instructors on how to get the most from your device. Experiment with different POCUS procedural phantoms and learn pro-tips on how to make your own!
-SHM POCUS certification pathway: https://www.hospitalmedicine.org/clinical-topics/ultrasonography-cert/
-SHM POCUS position statement 2019: https://www.journalofhospitalmedicine.com/jhospmed/article/191453/hospital-medicine/point-care-ultrasound-hospitalists-position-statement
-SMJ special edition on POCUS: https://sma.org/current-smj-july-2018/
May 4, 2019 - (7:30AM - 5PM)
- Pre-course Assessment
- Operating ultrasound machines, basic scanning techniques, and principles
- Abdominal POCUS applications
- Pulmonary POCUS applications
- Cardiac POCUS applications
May 5, 2019 - (8AM - 4PM)
- POCUS portfolios and POCUS competency
- Vascular POCUS applications
- Multi-Organ Integrated POCUS examinations
- POCUS and Procedures
- Soft Tissue/Musculoskeletal POCUS applications
- Frequently Asked Questions/Expert Panel Discussion
- Post-Course Assessment
Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP: UNC Health (Med-Peds)
Mike Wagner, MD, FACP: Prisma Health Upstate (IM)
- 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System (USCSOMG-GHS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville - Greenville Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 14.00 Attendance
Please refer to the chart below for a registration fee break down for the 2019 Point of Care Ultrasound for General and Hospital Medicine.
If you are a current SHM or SMA member, or a UNC or Prisma Health Employee, and you are registering PRIOR to APRIL 13th, you quality for a $100 discount.
To receive your discount code, please fill out the following form HERE. Be sure to use your code immediately, as it will EXPIRE on the 13th of April.
**Can’t make this course but interested in future learning opportunities? Leave your contact information HERE.
|Registration Rates||Before April 13th||After April 12th|
*Residents graduating in 2019 (Limit 8 seats available