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POCUS Cardiac Certificate Gold Bundle

 

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Gold Bundle

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Gold Bundle

  • Bundle price includes access to the online review course PLUS discounted POCUS Certification Academy Cardiac assessment/certificate fees. You can then obtain your required Peer Evaluation case log and schedule your Clinical Case Assessment at your convenience.
  • Receive a 20% discount on POCUS Academy Fees for the POCUS Cardiac Certificate.
  • 12 months UNLIMITED access from your computer, tablet or phone. No lockouts, or hidden limitations after a certain amount of views.
  • A variety of learning components including: video lectures, case studies, scan demonstrations, course handouts, interactive components/quizzes, and more to improve knowledge and competence, improve your diagnostic skills, and prepare you to earn the Cardiac POCUS Certificate.
  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy Clinical Case Assessment content outline for the Cardiac POCUS Certificate.
  • All online courses are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive a peer review case log as well as 3 additional months access to the online course.
  • Group pricing is available for groups of 5 or more. Add a Custom Onsite Hands-On Workshop for training consistency, time and cost effectiveness, with the highest quality ultrasound training in the industry.

Overview

POCUS Cardiac Certificate Gold Bundle offered through collaboration between the POCUS Certification Academy POCUS.org and Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, includes both your POCUS Academy Cardiac Certificate Assessment Fees at a 20% discount PLUS the comprehensive POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review Online Course! This bundle is specifically designed for any medical professional (Physician, Advanced Practice/Mid-level Provider, Sonographer, etc.) who has an interest in earning the POCUS Cardiac Certificate and integrating/performing point-of-care cardiac ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certificates and Certifications are NOT just for physicians!

Why Should I Purchase This Assessment/Online Education Bundle and Earn a POCUS Certificate and/or Certification?:
Point of Care Ultrasound (or POCUS) is very rapidly becoming the new standard of care in pre-hospital, emergency, critical care, trauma, military applications/prolonged field care, family medicine/urgent care, and other point of care settings. Many hospitals and facilities have established or are in the process of establishing credentialing requirements for providers of all levels to be able to perform POCUS exams in their facility. With sufficient training and experience, POCUS increases patient safety, satisfaction, and in many instances patient outcomes by empowering the provider with the ability to more readily diagnose and treat a patient at the bedside when time is a crucial factor in their treatment. Earning a POCUS Cardiac Certificate will not only validate your expertise in performing focused cardiac exams to employers, coworkers, and patients, but as the gold standard in POCUS certification, you will be considered a leader in the field. If you want to split up your entire POCUS Certification and work on earning it one assessment at a time, or, only want or need to earn a specific specialty POCUS certificate at the moment such as the Cardiac Certificate, this bundle is for you.

Do I Need a GOLD or SILVER POCUS Bundle?

The difference between the Gold and Silver Bundles is the inclusion of the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate fees/assessment. Since you are only required to earn the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate a single time to earn your specialty POCUS Certificates or Certifications, if you have already earned this, there would be no need to pay and re-take the assessment, and therefore, you should only purchase the SILVER Bundle. If you have NOT yet earned the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, you should purchase the GOLD Bundle. The Gold bundle will include your discounted POCUS Certification Academy Fees for both the POCUS Fundamentals AND the Specialty Certificate/Certification you are looking to earn, in addition to 12 months access to the Online Review Course.

How Do the Bundles Work and What Should I Expect?

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute and the POCUS Certification Academy have collaborated to provide medical professionals a streamlined process to obtain comprehensive online education in addition to your POCUS Academy Certificate/Certification assessments. The perfect solution to earning your POCUS Academy Certificate/Certifications.

Once you have purchased a Bundle, you will receive an access code and instructions in your "My Activities" on gcus.com on how to redeem your code with the POCUS Certification Academy at the time you are ready to apply and sit for your assessment. Simply purchase the bundle then:

Part 1) The Online Course is being hosted through Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (gcus.com). You will receive immediate access to the online course upon purchase of the bundle.

Part 2) The certificate assessments are being administered by The POCUS Certification Academy through POCUS.org. You will receive instructions on redeeming your access code, upon purchase of the Bundle.

*Note, you will still need to be sure to meet all POCUS Certification Academy™ prerequisites before taking the clinical assessments.

The Online Course in the bundle is designed to streamline your process to earn a POCUS Cardiac Certificate:

  • The Online Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS Cardiac Certificate Clinical Case Assessment, plus Imaging/POCUS Fundamentals.
  • Provide a strong foundation to perform the core ultrasound applications as outlined in the ACEP, WINFOCUS, and ACR ultrasound practice guidelines and is taught by leading point of care ultrasound expert faculty.
  • This self-directed course contains nine (9) comprehensive modules comprised of online video lectures, case presentations, and post-activity quizzes in Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s structured, easy to use online Learning Management System.
  • 12 months (365 days) of unlimited access is provided from the date of purchase, and 11.0 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are also included.
  • If you want to earn your POCUS Cardiac Certificate and become one of the leaders in Point of Care Ultrasound, this Online Education/Assessment Bundle will provide you the best value, knowledge base, and assessment review available anywhere! To learn more about the POCUS Cardiac Certificate and other POCUS Academy Certificates and Certifications, visit: POCUS.org


      1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 12/2/2021 if purchased today.
    Code: POC-GB-FECD201
    ID: 5045

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals for Echocardiography
  • The 2D Evaluation of Cardiac Anatomy
  • Introduction to Cardiac Doppler Ultrasound - Two Parts
  • 2-D, Color and Doppler Echocardiography Protocol
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Cardiomyopathies and Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Shock and Hypotension
  • Case Studies in Focused Echocardiography

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Focused Echocardiography examinations.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images and recognize potential imaging errors.
  • Identify normal/abnormal characteristics of 2D cardiac anatomy and state the role of cardiac Doppler and list the necessary qualitative/quantitative measurements.
  • Identify the ultrasound findings associated with cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, pericardial disease and shock & hypotension.
  • Document findings and apply standardized guidelines during compilation of an Echocardiography worksheet (sonographer) and dictated report (physician)

Price

Registration: $770.00

Audience

Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, sonographers and other advanced practice providers who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting focused cardiac ultrasound at the bedside and/or preparing for the POCUS Cardiac Certificate Assessment. Provider specialties may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, cardiology, internal medicine, hospitalists, generalists and primary care.

Faculty

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

James Mateer  MD, RDMS

Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine.
Medical College of Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, WI.
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

Richard Palma  BS, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE, FSDMS

Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute.
St Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
Hartford, CT.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Alexander Levitov  MD, FACCP, FACCM, RDCS

Eastern VA Medical School.
Dept. of Internal Medicine.
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Norfolk, VA.
GUI QI Task Force Committee
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

GulfCoast Ultrasound Institute

Daniel Bourque  MS, RCS, FASE

Echosonographer
Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Orlando, FL.
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
Milwaukee, WI
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP (Co-Medical Director-planner & QI Task Force)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine &
Fellowship Director of Emergency Medicine
Ultrasound Fellowship Program
University of South Florida Medical School
Tampa, FL
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, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
President, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator-planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL
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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POCUS Cardiac Certificate Review

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 internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 11.00 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.

Resources

General Sonography Physics

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute presents 3 free tips to help you study for the Sonography Principles and Instrumentation Exam.

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Challenges Sonographers Face

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Program Director Theresa Jorgensen uses humor to take a look at the some of the typical challenges sonographers face while trying to take an accurate patient history.

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35 YEARS

Serving the Medical Community

150,000+

Participants Trained

500,000+

CME Credits Awarded

6,000+

Courses Offered

CONFIDENCE, COMPETENCE, PROVEN RESULTS