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 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.
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.
The Erector Spinae (ESP) block is a fascial plane block targeting the ventral and dorsal rami of the spinal nerves. The ESP block provides multi-dermatomal analgesia for rib fractures and surgeries involving the chest and back.
Learn how to avoid common pitfalls by perfecting identification of surrounding anatomical structures, such as the femoral vessels and lymphatic tissues. Understand correct transducer positioning for optimal needle visualization and how to determine sufficient anesthetic spread.
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.
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.
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.
Develop a basic understanding of how to position the body for optimal needle insertion during an infraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block. Determine ideal ultrasound depth settings, identify the lateral, medial, posterior cords of the infraclavicular nerve using lateral movement of the transducer, and learn how to position and view the analgesia insertion on ultrasound.
The Interscalene Nerve Block course is designed for medical professionals utilizing point-of-care ultrasound who want to improve accuracy of nerve blocks using ultrasound guidance. This course covers patient positioning, transducer angling, identification of important vasculature, the location and appearance of the brachial plexus nerves, and the effective position of the needle for analgesic injection.
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.