Point-of-care ultrasound is a powerful tool in evaluating a patient for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). This course describes the simplified protocol of assessing the common femoral and popliteal veins for DVT, a method that is well-accepted when used in conjunction with clinical assessments for ruling in/out DVT.
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.
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This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their elbow injection skills. Review lateral, anterior, medial, and posterior elbow anatomy. Learn best practices for common extensor tendon, cubital tunnel, median and ulnar nerve, posterior recess, and radiocapitellar joint injections.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on foot and ankle evaluation skills. Learn best practices for assessing the plantar fascia, MTP joint, tarsal joint, achilles tendon, peroneal tendons, extensor tendon, and more! Develop an understanding of potential pathology including plantar fasciitis, peroneus brevis split tear, Morton's neuroma, gout, achilles tendon tear and calcific tendinosis, and peroneal tendon effusion.
This course provides an overview of the basics when evaluating the hand. This does not provide a comprehensive protocol. Users should confer with their medical society for appropriate criteria for the performance of these ultrasound examinations. This course will review the first Carpometacarpal (CMC) joint, the Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint, and the flexor tendon.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their hip injection skills. Learn best practices for proximal hamstring, pubic symphysis, and sacroiliac (out of plane technique) injections. Develop an understanding of which surrounding sensitive anatomy to avoid.
This course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to build on their knee injection skills. Review anterior, lateral, medial, and posterior knee anatomy. Learn best practices for suprapatellar recess injection, knee joint injection, pes anserine injection, and baker's cyst aspiration.
When trying to diagnose a partial rotator cuff tear on ultrasound, how should the patient be positioned? Why should you avoid anisotropic artifact during a shoulder scan? What kind of transducer should be used for an obese patient when performing a lateral shoulder injection?
All of these questions, and more, are addressed in the shoulder course. Learn to differentiate normal and abnormal shoulder onscreen anatomy and become familiar with the transducer positioning and angling methods that will help you develop a more accurate ultrasound-guided shoulder injection technique.
In this first part of the Ultrasound Instrumentation course, you will develop the confidence to understand the system components, equipment controls and settings, and techniques for necessary for creating an ultrasound image.
In the second part of the Ultrasound Instrumentation Course, you will advance your skills on creating a quality diagnostic image by understanding the concepts of acoustics, Doppler controls and optimizing images, and ultrasound safety and bioeffects.
This course provides an overview of the basics when evaluating the wrist. This does not provide a comprehensive protocol. Users should confer with their medical society for appropriate criteria for the performance of these ultrasound examinations. This course will review the dorsal and volar view of each structure in the wrist starting with the cortical surface landmarks, soft tissue synovial anatomy, extensor tendons, and neurovascular structures on the volar surface such as the carpal tunnel.