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Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

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$818.00 (12 months access)
22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

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Date of Original Release: 7/29/2015
Reviewed for content accuracy: 7/27/2018
Reviewed by: Gulfcoast Ultrasound CME Committee
This edition valid for credit through: 7/29/2019
Product Code: OC-ABPC151



Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound Online Course provides participants with a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the AIUM ultrasound practice guidelines. The online course is taught by leading ultrasound expert physicians and sonographers to provide the perfect balance of physicians' clinical experience and sonographers expertise. Enrollment is valid for 12 months (365 days) and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or registration for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals: The Basics
  • Abdominal Sonography Anatomy and Scan Fundamentals
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta
  • Normal Liver, Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, and Spleen Sonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Liver, Gallbladder, and Biliary Tree Pathology
  • Renal Ultrasound Imaging
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Pancreas
  • Trauma Ultrasonography
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Appendix and GI Tract
  • Cases in Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Thyroid
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Acute Scrotum
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Soft Tissues
  • Doppler and Color Flow Imaging: Fundamentals for Point-of-Care Applications
  • Abdominal Doppler Physics
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Renal Artery Stenosis

Objectives

  • Demonstrate the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation.
  • Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys and abdominal vasculature.
  • Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able toapply these principles to optimize system controls or utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  • Demonstrate routine examination protocols associated with the ultrasound evaluation of renal artery stenosis.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal characteristics for the evaluation of the thyroid, testes/scrotum, and appendix.
  • Perform an ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient.
  • Demonstrate the use of ultrasound for evaluation of soft-tissue pathology.
  • Demonstrate competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.

Target Audience

Sonographers, physicians, PAs and other medical professionals learning how to perform and/o interpret abdominal sonography. Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) those involved with: primary care, internal medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, trauma, gastroenterology, and urology.

Course Instructors

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Phillip J Bendick  PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU

Vascular Consultant.
Vass, NC.

No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Charlotte Derr  MD, RDMS, FACEP

Associate Program Director, Ultrasound Director.
University of South Florida.
Emergency Medicine Residency Program.
Tampa, FL.
GUI QI Task Force Subcommittee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Salvatore LaRusso  M.Ed. RDMS, RT(R)

Senior Instructor Radiology.
Chief Sonographer.
Penn State Children's Hospital.
Hershey PA.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Lori Green  BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

President, Program Director.
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Saint Petersburg, FL.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Theresa Jorgensen  RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound Consultant – Phoenix, Arizona
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty & Content Disclosures...
Faculty Disclosure
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. adheres to ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies regarding industry support of CME. Speakers will disclose any relevant commercial relationships prior to the start of the educational activity.

Content Validation
All presentations for this CME activity were reviewed and approved by members of the GUI CME Review Committee to determine content validity and to ensure that no conflicts of interest exist prior to the activity commencement or material compilation.

Disclosure of Individuals in Control of Content
In addition to the faculty listed the following individuals are recognized by GUI as being in control of content of this program:

James Mateer, MD, RDMS (Medical Director-planner, QI Task Force)
Medical Director, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Andreas Dewitz, MD, RDMS(Member of Advisory Board, QI Task Force Subcommittee)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Ultrasound Education
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT (Program Director/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator/planner and reviewer, QI Task Force)
Program Coordinator, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Disclosure of Commercial Support
There was no commercial support involved in the planning, development/implementation of this activity.


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Accreditation Statement

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course also meets CME/CEU requirements for ARDMS. Note: While offering the CME credit hours noted above, activities are not intended to provide extensive training or certification for exam performance or interpretation.

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