Point of Care Ultrasound for General and Hospital Medicine

Greenville, SC US
May 4, 2019 to May 5, 2019

Overview

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.  

Target Audience

  • Hospitalists
  • Primary Care Physicians

  • Family/Internal Medicine Physicians

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Physician Assistants

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.

Learning Objectives

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. 

Equipment

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!

External Links

-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/ 
 

Additional Information

Competencies this activity addresses: 
Employ evidence-based practice
Medical knowledge
Patient care and procedural skills
Practice-based learning and improvement
Provide patient-centered care
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 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
Registration opens: 
01/31/2019
Claim credit by: 
08/05/2019
Event starts: 
05/04/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
05/05/2019 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Agenda

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
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
607 Grove Road
Simulation Center (2nd Floor)
Greenville, SC 29605
United States
+1 (864) 455-7992

Lodging

Westin Poinsett

  • Special rate ($167/night) available for Friday 5/3 and Saturday 5/4
  • Shuttle service to/from the airport and to/from the school will be available
  • For the room rate, please visit here.

Course Directors

Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP: UNC Health (Med-Peds)


Mike Wagner, MD, FACP: Prisma Health Upstate (IM)

Accreditation Information

Available Credit

  • 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

Accreditation Period

Registration opens: 
01/31/2019
Claim credit by: 
08/05/2019

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration Fees

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 RatesBefore April 13thAfter April 12th
Physician$850$1200
NP/PA$700$950
Trainees*$650$750

*Residents graduating in 2019 (Limit 8 seats available