Courses

The following point-of-care ultrasound courses are recommended for you based on what we know about your interests. You can follow the suggested curriculum, or explore other materials at your own pace. To view other available courses, click the courses button at the top of this page.

Cardiac Imaging 1 Hero

Cardiac Imaging 1

How do you angle the transducer to get a Parasternal Long Axis (PLAX) view of the heart in the Emergency Department? Which kind of transducer should you use? How is the cardiology orientation different? And how, exactly, do you measure fluid responsiveness using the Inferior Vena Cava (IVC)?

Cardiac Imaging 1 introduces these questions (and answers!), and much more. Develop an understanding of how emergency medicine and cardiology applications differ, and test your knowledge of different views of the heart.

Doppler Principles

Cardiac Imaging 2 - Doppler Principles (English Only)

Doppler echocardiography is the language of flow in and around the heart. In order to evaluate hemodynamics in and around cardiac valves, cardiac pressures or in the calculation of Stroke Volume (SV), one must speak the language of Doppler.

This introduction to Doppler principles and how they relate to point-of-care echocardiography will frame the knowledge you need to engage some particularly valuable hemodynamic techniques!

Stroke Volume

Cardiac Imaging 2 - Stroke Volume (English Only)

Determination of Stroke Volume (SV) is perhaps the most essential of all the “advanced” techniques for point-of-care echocardiography. It’s considered advanced, because it relies on quantitative spectral Doppler techniques, which are not routinely part of the core point-of-care echocardiography curricula offered for most specialties at the time of this publication. This technique is the most practical and intuitive gateway to hemodynamic understanding of echocardiography and is a powerful adjunct in the assessment of Left Ventricular (LV) function.

eFAST

eFAST

This valuable exam assesses the trauma patient for internal free fluid collection in the thorax and abdomen. Course participants will learn to identify the internal anatomy seen during the eFAST examination on ultrasound. In addition, students must be able to recognize abnormalities commonly encountered during an eFAST exam, and determine the appropriate transducer for different patient body types.

Gallbladder

Gallbladder

The gallbladder is not a fixed organ. Learn the best anatomical landmarks to help you locate and correctly identify the gallbladder and assess for cholecystitis and/or cholelithiasis. Differentiate between hepatic and portal veins and other vessels like ducts and arteries, and learn to spot the symptoms of gallbladder pathology, such as pericholecystic fluid, enlarged bile duct and gallbladder walls, and gallstones.

Lung

Lung Ultrasound

Lung ultrasound is a new and exciting frontier for point-of-care imaging. Recently, studies have shown that air, once considered a hindering artifact on ultrasound scans, can be used to identify specific lung pathologies, like pneumonia. This course reviews lung ultrasound as it relates to the point-of-care market.

Pelvic First Trimester Pregnancy

Pelvic: First Trimester Pregnancy Evaluation

Understand the basic ultrasound views and techniques associated with performing an ultrasound pelvic examination for first trimester pregnancy, surrounding anatomical structures, and proper equipment settings. In addition, support literature, case studies, pathology images, and videos may be included for review.