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GCUS Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound 2022 (VIDEOS)



Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Online Course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing emergency medicine, critical care, or point-of-care ultrasound examinations. This course is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice and WINFOCUS guidelines. Taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound expert faculty, this self-directed course contains fourteen (14) modules and includes recommended reading assignments, online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes.

Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations
State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization of system controls.
Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis and adult heart.
State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock & hypotension.
Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, ET placement.
Outline protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Physicians, nurse practitioners, PA’s or other medical professional performing and/or interpreting: emergency medicine ultrasound examinations. Participants may include (but is not limited to): emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalist, emergency, trauma, surgeons, internal medicine, primary care physicians, and sonographers


Imaging Fundamentals
Emergency Ultrasound for Obstetrical and Gynecological Conditions
Ectopic Pregnancy
Spontaneous Abortion
PID and Masses
Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
Ultrasound in Trauma: FAST and E-FAST
Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Renal
Abdominal Cases in Emergency Medicine-Biliary and AAA
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound
Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension
Ultrasound-Guided Emergency and Critical Care Procedures
Evaluation of DVT

Date of Original Release: 12/2/2021
This edition valid for credit through: 12/2/2024