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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Mentorship Program

May–October 2022

Ultrasound Course

Registration for this course will open in February.

Continue your point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) learning and become more proficient in practice. This live, virtual course provides personalized POCUS training through expert mentorship to help internists solidify and advance skills, building on training received from a previous foundational POCUS course.

 

Virtual, Live Training

View this demonstration of how you’ll interact with your instructor
via monitoring software and hand-held ultrasound equipment, provided by ACP.
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Grow your skills with ongoing hands-on, livestream remote video and mentored scanning sessions. Over the course of six months, live instruction will cover content personalized to your needs across five key POCUS skill areas, including pulmonary, cardiac, kidney, and bladder ultrasound; evaluation of abdomen for free fluid; and focused vascular evaluations of the lower extremity for deep venous thrombosis.

Expert-Led

Benefit from directly observed feedback and high-yield skills demonstrations. Clinical internal medicine POCUS experts across the country will share perspectives on clinical integration and work closely with you to answer your questions regarding practical implementation.

Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate ability to correctly acquire, interpret, and clinically integrate normal and abnormal ultrasound images for the following core internal medicine POCUS examinations:
    • Pulmonary ultrasound
    • Focused cardiac ultrasound
    • Kidney and bladder ultrasound
    • Evaluation of abdomen for free fluid
    • Focused vascular evaluations of the lower extremity for deep venous thrombosis
  2. Demonstrate ability to troubleshoot commonly occurring problems in obtaining optimized images across multiple sonographic windows
  3. Describe nuances of clinical integration for various POCUS findings
  4. Generate a plan for personal implementation of internal medicine POCUS into local clinical practice and a plan for continual skill refinement

Faculty

Information will be added when it becomes available.

CME Information

Information will be added when it becomes available.

Prerequisites

In order to register, all participants must be a practicing physician and:

  • Indicate prior foundations course completion from one of the following ACP courses:
    • POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internists, April 2022, Chicago, IL (Internal Medicine Meeting 2022)
    • POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internists, November 2021, Rosemont, IL
    • POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internists, November 2019, Rosemont, IL
    • POCUS for Internists and Hospitalists, April 2019, Philadelphia, PA (Internal Medicine Meeting 2019)
    • POCUS for Internists and Hospitalists, April 2018, New Orleans, LA (Internal Medicine Meeting 2018)
    • An alternate introductory 2-day course that included a minimum of 50% hands-on time or other significant experience might also be considered.
      • Indicate name of course or experience
      • Upload course completion document or explanation of experience

Prior to the start of the course, participants will be required to complete ACP's POCUS Online Learning Modules.

Ultrasound Equipment and Learning Platform

Information will be added when it becomes available.

Dates and Registration Information

Information will be added when it becomes available.