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.

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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.

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. 

Periop

Perioperative Ultrasound

This course combines concepts and applications that are encountered in perioperative ultrasound. Take your time and explore sections on airway management, evaluating for gastric content, cardiac views, advanced cardiac imaging, the eFAST exam, the RUSH exam, lung ultrasound and assessment, and ocular pathologies.

As you progress, earn certificates of completion in eFAST, Cardiac Imaging 1, Lung, Ocular, and RUSH with an 80% on higher on each post-test! These passed tests are required prior to taking the Perioperative Ultrasound post-test.

Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block

Popliteal-Sciatic Nerve Block

Review and learn to identify anatomical structures visualized during a popliteal sciatic nerve block with ultrasound guidance; determine the locations of the popliteal artery and vein, and how to locate the perineal and tibial nerve branch, which is ideal for the nerve block placement. 

RUSH

RUSH

The RUSH course is designed for medical professionals with comprehensive knowledge of the core underlying concepts of the RUSH protocol, which includes cardiac, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC), eFAST, lung, aorta, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) ultrasound examinations. Learn the RUSH protocol for assessing patients in shock. 

Shoulder

Shoulder

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.