POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Review - Online Course

POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Review


POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Review

POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Review

  • All Modules based on POCUS Certification Academy Clinical Case Assessment (exam) content outline for the OB/First Trimester Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certificate.
  • Includes 12 months UNLIMITED access to the online POCUS review course.
  • POCUS Academy Preferred Education Provider (PEP)
  • This online course is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ upon successful completion.
  • Add on a private hands-on session or blended program with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to receive 3 additional months access to this online course.
  • Access the Online Review Course 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 OB/First Trimester POCUS Certificate.
  • 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.


POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Review Online Course is specifically designed for any medical professional (Physician, Advanced Practice/Mid-level Provider, Sonographer, etc.) who has an interest in earning the POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate and integrating/performing point-of-care OB/First Trimester ultrasound examinations in clinical practice. The POCUS Certificates and Certifications are NOT just for physicians!

  • The Online Review Course covers all concepts pertaining to the POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Clinical Case Assessment and is designed to streamline the process of successfully earning your POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate.
  • This self-directed course contains four (4) 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 4.75 AMA PRA Category I Credits™ are optional for an additional CME processing fee.
  • This online review course will help reinforce 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.

If you want to earn your POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate and become one of the leaders in Point of Care Ultrasound, this Online Review Course will provide you the best value, knowledge base, and assessment review available anywhere!

Date of Original Release: 5/21/2023

This edition valid for credit through: 5/21/2026

  1 year/365 days of Unlimited Access from date of purchase. Expires on 6/24/2025 if purchased today.

Code: POC-OBFT231
ID: 6828


  • Sound Generation and Basic Principles
  • Transducers
  • System Controls & Image Quality
  • Imaging Artifacts
  • OB-GYN Scan Protocols/Techniques
  • Normal Uterine and Ovarian Ultrasound Characteristics
  • Evaluation of Intrauterine vs Extrauterine Pregnancy
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Abnormal First Trimester Pregnancy
  • Commonly Seen Pelvic Masses
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Spontaneous Abortion


  • Outline the interaction of sound with soft-tissue and other mediums.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between system controls and image quality.
  • Select the appropriate type of transducer for each respective clinical application.
  • Identify different types of imaging artifacts.
  • Outline scan protocols and scan techniques for OB-GYN evaluations
  • Identify normal ultrasound characteristics of the female pelvis
  • Identify normal IUP.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in the first trimester .
  • State diagnostic criterion for abnormal pregnancy (1st Trimester).
  • Recognize common pelvic masses and state Differential Diagnosis .
  • State the clinical indications for US evaluation of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Outline scan protocols for evaluation of intrauterine verses extrauterine pregnancy.
  • Recognize the ultrasound findings associate with ectopic pregnancy.
  • Compare HCG values to ultrasound findings.
  • State diagnostic pitfalls that may occur.
  • State incidence of spontaneous abortion.
  • Outline clinical categories of spontaneous abortion: complete, incomplete, inevitable, threatened, and missed.
  • Identify ultrasound findings associated with early embryonic demise and embryonic/fetal demise.
  • Recognize ultrasound characteristics associated with subchorionic hemorrhage.
  • Identify low lying gestational sac.
  • State ultrasound criteria for assessment of retained products of conception and associated potential diagnostic pitfalls.
  • Apply diagnostic criteria to determine complete spontaneous abortion verses ectopic pregnancy.


Registration: $350.00


Physicians, PA’s, NP’s, sonographers and other medical professionals who will be involved with performing and/or interpreting OB/First Trimester ultrasound examinations and/or preparing for the POCUS OB/First Trimester Certificate Assessment. Physicians may include (but is not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, trauma surgery, internal medicine, and primary care.


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, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

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

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)
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.
No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Trisha Reo, AAS, RDMS, RVT (Program Coordinator - planner, Content Reviewer, QI Task Force)
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.

Credits (Optional with additional purchase)

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 4.75 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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