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Ultrasound-Guided Procedures

The Ultrasound Guided Procedures course combines bedside procedure simulation learning with Point of Care Ultrasound skills related to these procedures. Learners will receive guided simulation training for common bedside procedures including peripheral and central venous catheter placement, lumbar punctures, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and arthrocentesis. National experts on POCUS and procedures will guide attendees through didactics, live scanning on models, and procedure simulation on manakins. This is an excellent course for those who wish to refresh their procedural skills, those who seek in depth experience on procedures with the addition of ultrasound, and those who plan to lead in training and supervising others in procedures.

It is preferred that attendees have ultrasound experience, but we welcome attendees who wish to enhance their procedural skills with ultrasound if ultrasound was not emphasized in their training. Learner to instructor ratio is 2:1 which will provide an ample hands on experience and opportunity to practice troubleshooting tips.

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Course Objectives

  1. Master the in-plane and out-of-plane ultrasound needle guidance technique, which is the core foundation for all ultrasound guided procedures.
  2. Identify relevant sonoantomy related to ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis and vascular access.
  3. Understand the limitations and pitfalls of ultrasound regarding each procedure.
  4. Perform ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis, and vascular access using simulators.


Agenda will be available at a later date.


Course Directors

Gigi Liu, MD, FACP

Manpreet Malik, MBBS

Registration Fees

PG2206 Ultrasound-Guided Procedures November 12, 2022


Register before September 1

Register on or after September 2

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Location and Accommodations

The Crowne Plaza O’Hare Hotel and Conference Center
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Reservation information will be available at a later date.


CME Information

The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 MOC points in medical knowledge in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credit claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Cancellation Policy

Notice of registration cancellation should be submitted in writing via mail, fax or email. Cancellations will not be accepted by telephone. Postmark, fax, or e-mail date will determine the amount of refund according to the following schedule:

By September 30, 2022: Full refund
October 1 - October 21, 2022: Refund registration amount less $100 administrative fee.
After October 21, 2022: No refund.

A refund that results from a cancellation will be returned to the name on the registration form and in the original method of payment.

If, just prior to the start of the course, you are experiencing COVID symptoms or are concerned about infecting others, or your institution implements a travel ban, please contact Member and Product Support at or 800-ACP-1915 (800-227-1915), or 215-351-2600 M-F, 9 am to 5 pm ET to discuss cancellation options.

Vaccine Requirement

ACP expects everyone who participates to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines per the CDC’s recommendations. Up to date means having received all doses in the primary series and one booster when eligible, which will be different depending on age, health status, what vaccine was received first and when. A second booster is not necessary to be considered up to date. Anyone who will not be up to date at the time of the meeting should contact ACP at beforehand to discuss their situation and ACP will determine if they’re able to attend the course.

Prerequisite Information

It is preferred that attendees have ultrasound experience. Those with experience or training will benefit the most.

Prior to the start of the course, participants will be required to complete ACP's POCUS Online Learning Modules #1-6 and ACP POCUS: Patient-Centered Scanning.