Practical POCUS Skills for Internal Medicine Physicians

November 10, 2024 | Louisville, KY

Ultrasound Course

Advance your POCUS training beyond the foundations with next-level instruction from expert faculty, tailored to your clinical practice setting. Choose from two clinical tracks: inpatient and outpatient. The inpatient track will focus on advanced cardiopulmonary techniques while the outpatient track will focus on how to start integrating the broad field of soft tissue and musculoskeletal POCUS into the clinic. Both tracks will cover topics like biliary, aorta, and a multisystem ultrasound physical.

When registering, attendees will select which clinical care setting best applies to their practice (inpatient or outpatient) to ensure topics covered will be most applicable to them.

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Optional CORE POCUS Skillset Assessment

Attendees interested in receiving feedback on their POCUS skillset can register for a 15 minute hands-on assessment of core POCUS skills. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of participation in this formative assessment activity. You can select this option when registering.

Learning Objectives

Inpatient Track Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify indications and rationale for performing the following examinations: PEARLS approach to a multisystem ultrasound physical; abdominal aortic aneurysm screening; gallbladder pathology; advanced cardiac and pulmonary exams for shock/hypotension, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, complicated effusions, ARDS, and viral/bacterial pneumonia.
  2. Perform the ultrasound exams listed above.
  3. Interpret normal and abnormal images for the applications listed above.
  4. Interpret POCUS findings in clinical case scenarios and discuss appropriate clinical integration.
  5. RReview practical strategies for successful implementation of POCUS into the inpatient setting.

Outpatient Track Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify indications and rationale for performing the following examinations: PEARLS approach to a multisystem ultrasound physical; abdominal aortic aneurysm screening; gallbladder pathology; skin and soft tissue: lumps and bumps; and musculoskeletal ultrasound: joint, tendon, and nerve pathology.
  2. Perform the ultrasound exams listed above.
  3. Interpret normal and abnormal images for the applications listed above.
  4. Interpret POCUS findings in clinical case scenarios and discuss appropriate clinical integration.
  5. Review practical strategies for successful implementation of POCUS into the outpatient setting.

Course Director

Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound
Division of Hospital Medicine
Prisma Health–Upstate
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM
Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound
Division of Hospital Medicine
Prisma Health–Upstate
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville

Michael Wagner, MD, FACP, FAIUM, is a general internist for Prisma Health-Upstate and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Greenville, SC.  As the Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound, he is responsible for coordinating and overseeing POCUS activities in the department of medicine across 6 medical campuses at the CME, GME, and UME level.  Dr. Wagner is helping advance the field of IMPOCUS nation-wide through speaking engagements, hands-on workshops, online resources, publications, and serving in leadership positions for numerous medical organizations.  Other professional areas of interest include physical diagnosis and clinical reasoning, simulation and bedside teaching.

Faculty

More information to come.

CME Information

Information to come.

Registration Fees

Practical POCUS Skills for Internal Medicine Physicians
November 10, 2024

 

 

Register before September 1

Register on or after September 2

ACP Member, Life Member, FACP, MACP

$850

$925

Nonmember Physician

$1,200

$1,300

Location and Accommodations

Courses will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown . A discounted rate of $198 per night is available. Reservations can be made using the following Reservations Link: ACP POCUS Louisville Marriott.

Prerequisite Requirement

Prerequisite Learning Requirement

In order to maximize hands-on instruction and opportunities for developing essential POCUS skills, participants in this course will be required to complete ACP's POCUS Online Learning Modules.

All registrants must have completed ACP's POCUS: Foundational Skills for Internal Medicine Physicians course. Alternate 2-day introductory courses that include a minimum of 50% hands-on time might be considered as a surrogate for and ACP course. A course agenda and certificate of completion must be submitted for approval. Attestation of significant experience might also be considered as a surrogate at the course director’s discretion. Please submit this information to ACPPOCUS@acponline.org. You will receive a response within 10 days. If you are not approved for the course, you will receive a full refund.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing by September 30, 2024 to obtain a full refund. An administrative fee of $100 will be deducted if the request is received from October 1 to October 21, 2024. After October 21, no refunds will be processed. Individuals who fail to attend the course (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund.