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POCUS Online Learning Activities

This training series consists of 12 online, self-paced modules based on common applications for POCUS in internal medicine and with an emphasis on image analysis.

POCUSThe modules listed below are designed to progress sequentially, starting with ACP POCUS 1: Obtaining Adequate Clinical Images for Interpretation. However, each module in the curriculum can be viewed independently for targeted learning purposes.

Modules and CME/MOC credit are free to ACP Members. Nonmembers may purchase access to claim CME/MOC credit for each module for $25. 

ACP POCUS 1: Obtaining Adequate Clinical Images for Interpretation

1 CME

This introduction to the use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) transducers and imaging units provides foundational knowledge and prepares you to participate in subsequent modules and the ACP live POCUS training courses.

Begin

ACP POCUS 2: Deep Venous Thrombosis 

1 CME

This guide provides necessary background information to prepare you for engagement with hands-on POCUS training for use in the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). 

Begin

ACP POCUS 3: Lung Ultrasound

1 CME

This guide provides necessary background information on POCUS techniques for assessing the lungs and chest and prepares you for engagement with ACP hands-on POCUS training. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 4: Focused Cardiac Imaging

1 CME

Enhance your diagnostic tools by completing this module on the basic principles of cardiac ultrasound imaging. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 5: Abdominal Free Fluid 

1 CME

This module provides necessary background information on POCUS techniques for detecting and visualizing free abdominal fluid and prepares internists for engagement with hands-on POCUS training for use in the evaluation of intra-abdominal free fluid. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 6: Urinary System 

1 CME

This module provides necessary background information on POCUS techniques for detecting and visualizing the urinary system and prepares internists for engagement with hands-on POCUS training for use in the evaluation of the urinary system. 

Begin

 

Advanced New

ACP POCUS 7: Skin/Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal

1 CME

Building on your previous knowledge of POCUS skills, this module introduces you to the principles of ultrasound imaging of skin, soft tissue, and the musculoskeletal system (MSK) and reviews probe settings and techniques, image interpretation, and pathologies related to skin, soft tissue, and MSK. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 8: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 

1 CME

In this advanced module, you will work through using POCUS to scan for abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) and review the pathologies, anatomic landmarks, and special techniques relevant to AAA ultrasound. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 9: Gallbladder 

1 CME

In this advanced module, you will learn about the indications, anatomic landmarks, probe considerations and techniques, and other POCUS skills associated with scanning the gallbladder. You will also analyze examples of pathologic findings that you may encounter during such work. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 10: Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal

1 CME

In this advanced module, you will learn how to use POCUS to scan for knee and ankle pathologies. This module covers the most pertinent anatomic landmarks and techniques for lower extremity musculoskeletal ultrasound and common challenges with ultrasound scans in these areas. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 11: Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal

1 CME

This advanced module reviews how to use POCUS to scan for hand, wrist, and shoulder pathologies. It covers the anatomic landmarks and techniques for upper extremity musculoskeletal ultrasound through interactive elements, image analysis, case studies, and short video explanations from a POCUS expert. 

Begin

ACP POCUS 12: PEARLS (Coming Soon!) 

Check back soon for this advanced module covering a structured point of care approach to using POCUS to enhance the traditional physical examination. The PEARLS exam provides a framework for learning how to perform a multi-system ultrasound exam.

Coming Soon