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GCUS Ultrasound Applications in Austere/Rural Medicine 2020 (VIDEOS)



Ultrasound Applications in Austere/Rural Medicine Online Course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing emergency medicine, critical care, or point-of-care ultrasound examinations in an austere and/or rural environment. 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 eighteen (18) interactive modules and includes online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop at your facility, a private hands-on workshop at our facility, or blend your online course with a registration to attend a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

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.
Outline protocol for focused evaluation of soft-tissue/MSK applications, and DVT.
Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, ET placement and nerve blocks.
Outline protocols for evaluation of scrotum.
Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Physicians, PA’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting emergency medicine ultrasound examinations in an austere and/or rural environment. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care internal medicine, primary care, family medicine.


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
Soft-Tissue/ MSK Ultrasound
Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks for Emergency Medicine
Scrotal Ultrasound
Cases in Trauma Ultrasound

Date of Original Release: 4/20/2020
This edition valid for credit through: 4/20/2023