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.

Foot and Ankle

Foot and Ankle

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.

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.

Hip

Hip

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.

Infraclavicular

Infraclavicular Nerve Block

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.

Interscalene Nerve Block

Interscalene Nerve Block

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.

Knee

Knee

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.

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.

Ocular

Ocular Ultrasound

The eye can easily be visualized using ultrasound. Pathologies such as retinal detachment, vitreous detachment/hemorrhage, abnormal intracranial pressure, papilledema, and ruptured globe can be identified even by the novice users of ultrasound. Learn which transducers, exam types, and gain/depth settings are ideal for ophthomalogical imaging.

TAP Block

Opioid Reduction in Anesthesia

This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can be used to reduce opioid prescriptions while providing effective, non-addictive pain control in the anesthesia setting. Review point-of-care ultrasound techniques to help manage your patients' post-op pain as part of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol. 

Opioid Reduction for Chronic Pain

Opioid Reduction in Chronic Pain

This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can assist patients who suffer from chronic pain, reducing the need for opioid prescriptions. Learn more about the growing opioid crisis and steps that can be taken in the your practice to reduce this epidemic.

Femoral Nerve Block

Opioid Reduction in Emergency Medicine

This course highlights the basics on various nerve blocks that can be applied to the emergency department setting to reduce the need for opioid prescriptions while treating patients' acute, traumatic pain. Learn more about the growing opioid crisis and steps that can be taken in the emergency department to reduce this epidemic.

Paravertebral Nerve Block

Paravertebral Nerve Block

How should you position a patient for comfort during a paravertebral nerve block? How do you know that you are injecting local anesthetic into the paravertebral space? How does the parietal pleura appear on ultrasound? These questions and more are answered in the Paravertebral Nerve Block course.