Where can I go to get Ultrasound CME Credits?

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CME Credits from the World Wide Leader in Ultrasound Training & CME

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) is the most comprehensive, accredited resource for live and online diagnostic ultrasound training and CME. The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound has been dedicated to providing the highest quality continuing medical education (CME) and skills training in the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute has hosted over 145,000 physicians, sonographers, and other medical professionals with a broad range of ultrasound continuing medical education options, and has awarded over 500,000 CME credits to participants worldwide.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute offers over 40 live seminars/courses and dozens of webinars a year, along with over 400 self-paced ultrasound training products in abdominal, adult echocardiography, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, critical care, musculoskeletal (MSKUS), OB/GYN, breast, rpvi, midwife, pediatric, physics, vascular and registry review in multiple learning formats. Past participants from our registry review courses, programs and products have a >98% exam success rate, the highest in the industry. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is also the first education provider in the industry to offer our latest learning format, Blended Ultrasound Training. This format combines our comprehensive online classroom programs with live 3:1 participant to instructor scan ratio hands-on scanning workshops.

Only the latest technology and innovative teaching methods are used at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to ensure learners receive the maximum educational benefit from each course and product offered. As a result, seminars/courses, webinars, and educational products have received a 99.8% satisfaction rating for meeting or exceeding overall educational objectives. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute also receives consistent high ratings for the quality and amount of hands-on instruction (industry leading 3:1 scan ratio) that are offered to all participants…a key component to effective medical education.

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Best Crosstrain Courses for Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound.

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What are the best ultrasound cross training courses for Musculoskeletal Ultrasound?

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK) Ultrasound Courses, Registry Review and CME Training Products at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute are perfect for Physicians, Sonographers and other medical professionals working in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Rheumatology, PM&R, and Regenerative Medicine. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is ACCME Accredited, and offers the most flexible and proven MSK Ultrasound CME in the industry. Whether you have never picked up an ultrasound transducer and are looking to integrate ultrasound into your day to day practice, are experienced with using ultrasound but are looking to enhance your skills with more advanced MSK training, add Regenerative Medicine procedures into your practice using the most up to date and effective treatments, looking to pass your RMSK registry examination, or you are just looking for a quality ACCME accredited Ultrasound CME activity to obtain your required CME Credit, Gulfcoast Ultrasound has the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound CME courses and products that fit your needs.

Since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) has been educating medical professionals across all ultrasound practice specialties and experience levels. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is recognized as a worldwide leader in MSK Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Regenerative Medicine training and CME. Gulfcoast offers the largest variety of MSK CME offerings in the world. All MSK Ultrasound Courses are taught by the leading MSK Ultrasound and Regenerative Medicine experts (across multiple practice specialties). You will literally be learning from the experts who have written the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound text books and practice guidelines. With so many different Musculoskeletal Ultrasound CME activities and formats offered by Gulfcoast Ultrasound, we have outlined the key features of each of them below to aid in making the best education choice for your career and learning style. CLICK HERE to go to the best MSK Ultrasound Courses in the industry.

What to expect.

Introduction and Advanced/Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Cadaver Lab and Regenerative Medicine Ultrasound Live Training Courses at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute are taught by leading experts in the field of MSK ultrasound that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations. This course features a 3:1 participant to faculty hands-on scan ratio with live models, phantoms and human cadavers for upper and lower extremity applications. Learn the musculoskeletal essentials and build confidence in your scanning and interpretation abilities at one of these comprehensive courses at their facility in St. Petersburg, FL. This MSK ultrasound program is designed to expand and update skills to integrate introduction and advanced MSK applications and ultrasound-guided regenerative medicine techniques into clinical practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to observe live demonstrations of multiple regenerative medicine procedures (diagnosis and techniques) on various live patients with pathologies.

Objectives and Topics.

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations.
  • List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications.
  • Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
  • Demonstrate scanning protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, knee, ankle/foot, & hip ultrasound examinations.
  • Identify normal anatomy during musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  • Identify the sonographic appearance of commonly seen pathology of the shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist/hand, ankle, and foot.
  • Demonstrate the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound-guided interventions and describe “in-plane” and “out of plane” injections/aspiration techniques using inanimate phantoms.
  • Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, techniques and interpretation criteria to improve diagnostic/treatment accuracy.
  • Identify the sonographic anatomy during the performance of ultrasound guided MSK injections on cadaver models.
  • Demonstrate the principals of imaging techniques for performance of upper and lower extremity MSK injections on cadaver models.
  • Shoulder Anatomy & Scanning Techniques
  • Evaluation of Shoulder Pathology
  • Elbow Anatomy & Scanning Techniques
  • Evaluation of Elbow Pathology
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection Techniques
  • Wrist/Hand Anatomy & Scan Techniques
  • Evaluation of Wrist/Hand Pathology
  • Normal Evaluation of the Ankle/Foot & Pathology
  • Knee Anatomy, Scanning Techniques, & Pathology
  • Evaluation of the Hip
  • Injection Technique in Human Cadaver LabBiology and Evidence for regenerative substances
  • -Dextrose Prolotherapy
  • -Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • -Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMA)
  • -Lipoaspirate
  • -Amniotic Membrane and Cells
  • Essentials of US Guided Regenerative Medicine
  • -Ultrasound guided injection techniques
  • -Preparing Dextrose and PRP Injectables
  • -Upper and lower extremity regenerative medicine techniques
  • -Post procedure protocols for regenerative medicine
  • -Regulatory guidelines and billing/coding for regenerative medicine
  • Hands-On workshops: Live Models
  • Hands-On workshops: Cadaver Lab – Needle Guidance to Target Areas
  • Hands-On workshop: Cadaver Lab – Bone Marrow and Lipoaspirate Techniques
  • Live Patient Regenerative Medicine Demonstrations: Prolotherapy & PRP

 

Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses

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Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Courses

Introduction and Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret the core ultrasound applications in an emergency setting as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. These courses are taught by leading emergency medicine and critical care ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations featuring a 3:1 participant to faculty hands-on scan ratio with live models and phantoms, and is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need comprehensive emergency medicine ultrasound training. The course is held at multiple dates throughout the year, making it the perfect course for both local participants and participants traveling to our facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. In this five (5) day program, participants will learn ultrasound techniques for the entire emergency medicine & critical care specialty. Case Log Provided Documenting 85+ Exams. CLICK HERE to learn more and register!

Credits

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 25.50 MOC points 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 credits 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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 25.50 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 25.50 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.

Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

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

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 16.50 MOC points 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 credits 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.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 16.50 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.50 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.

 

  • Destination Education in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Trusted Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound CME Leader Since 1985
  • Most Comprehensive Hands-On Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Course Available
  • Industry Leading 3:1 Participant to Faculty Hands-On Scan Ratio
  • Scan Groups Assigned Based on Specialty Practice and Level of Experience
  • Master Level Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound Faculty
  • State-Of-The-Art Lecture Facility and Scan Labs
  • Lifetime Access to E-Course Materials
  • Choose from Multiple Leading Manufacturer Ultrasound Equipment
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation

Objectives

  • Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Emergency ultrasound examinations.
  • State the basic fundamentals of ultrasound physics and demonstrate appropriate optimization for system controls.
  • Perform ultrasound evaluation of the trauma patient (E-FAST exam) and pneumothorax.
  • Demonstrate scan protocols for focused evaluation of the abdomen, aorta, female pelvis, and adult heart.
  • State an algorithm for uses of bedside ultrasound during cardiac arrest, shock, and hypotension
  • Demonstrate image orientation, transducer preparation, and scan protocols for performing use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access, pericardiocentesis, paracentesis, hemothorax, lumbar puncture, and ET placement.
  • Demonstrate protocol for focused evaluation of DVT.
  • Differentiate normal/abnormal image characteristics of the abdomen, female pelvis, first trimester OB, and ectopic pregnancy.
  • Increase competence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria into clinical practice.

Audience

This hands-on emergency ultrasound course is intended for any medical professional involved with performing ultrasound examinations in an emergency setting. Participants may include, but are not limited to: emergency and critical care physicians, surgeons, hospitalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, sonographers, internal medicine physicians, and any other point of care medical professionals.

Topics

  • Imaging Fundamentals
  • OB-GYN Anatomy/Exam
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • OB Cases & Abortion
  • Fundamentals of Needle Guidance
  • Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access
  • Abdominal Scanning Fundamentals
  • FAST & E-FAST Exam
  • Focused 2D Cardiac Exam (FATE)
  • Biliary & Renal Colic
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Evaluation of DVT
  • Evaluation of Cardiac Arrest and Shock & Hypotension
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Pericardiocentesis, Paracentesis, Hemothorax, Lumbar Puncture, ET
  • Training and CredentialingSonography in Shock & Source of Sepsis (Gallbladder, Biliary Tree, Appendix, Bowel Obstruction, Peritonitis & Abscess, Pylonephritis)
  • Fluid Responsiveness in the Critically Ill
  • Advanced Non-Cardiac Chest (Sinuses, Larynx, Trachea, Lung & Pleura)
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral Vascular Access
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Critical Care Track:
  • 1. Cardiac Doppler & Focused Calculations
  • 2. Echo Assessment of Cardiomyopathies & Heart Failure
  • 3. Mitral Insufficiency & Complications
  • 4. Guidelines for Appropriate Use of Ultrasonography by the Intensivist
  • Emergency Track:
  • 1. Sonography of the Acute Scrotum
  • 2. Advanced EM Applications (Evaluation of Soft Tissue for Abscess, Foreign Body Detection, MSK Applications, Evaluation of Bony Cortices, Ocular Emergencies)
  • 3. Nerve Blocks in the ED (Forearm, Femoral, and Ankle Blocks)

 

How to become an ultrasound model.

Ultrasound Models

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is looking for Ultrasound Models.

Ultrasound Scan Model job opportunities are available in St. Petersburg, Florida with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute. Gulfcoast is currently seeking Vascular Models with varicose veins for a July 15th training seminar in St. Petersburg, FL.

This is a per diem, hourly position where individuals will be assigned for diagnostic ultrasound education events, based on business need. Event hours are typically from early afternoon to early evening and the individuals’ availability will need to be flexible.

Required Qualifications: Individuals must be comfortable with having multiple types of ultrasound examinations performed by instructors and medical student learners. Individuals must be comfortable with wearing a patient hospital gown for the duration of the event.

This opportunity pay ranges between $40-$75 per session. Sessions usually last between 3-4 hours. The only exception is for Pregnancy Models. Pregnancy models are on a volunteer basis. Complimentary ultrasound images are available for your time. All models are required to sign a consent form providing permission to be scanned for educational purposes.

Scanning program functions are conducted in an educational environment to acquire new ultrasound images, perform scanning demonstrations and further the education of sonographers. All scans are performed by a qualified, registered sonographer or physician for the purposes of demonstrating the capabilities of ultrasound equipment for diagnostic purposes and/or obtaining data of illustrations (including pictures). The examination will be conducted using an ultrasound system and various ultrasound transducers, all of which have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you are interested in this Ultrasound Scan Model job, then please click APPLY NOW.

For other opportunities available at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute please email your resume to learn@gcus.com