Intersocial Accreditation Commission (IAC) presents Helpful Resources

Intersocial Accreditation Commission (IAC) presents Helpful Resources

Intersocial Accreditation Commission (IAC) presents Helpful Resources

 

 

 

On Demand Webcasts

24/7 access…FREE of charge…Learn at your leisure from trained accreditation specialists. The IAC has created a series of webcasts entitled Accreditation On Demand. Now you can learn about accreditation at your leisure, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, for free. Accreditation On Demand is simple and easy to use; just choose the topic you wish to learn more about, sit back and listen.

Topics Include:

[NEW!] Policies, Procedures and Final Reports: What’s Required and Why

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Recorded from a previous live webinar sponsored by the IAC and SVU. Note: This webcast was recorded from a previous webinar, no CE credit is available.

Related Documents | Webcast Handouts: Policies, Procedures and Final Reports»

Reimbursement Issues in the Vascular Laboratory | View the webcast»

Recorded from a previous live webinar sponsored by the IAC and SVU. Note: This webcast was recorded from a previous webinar, no CE credit is available.

Related Documents | Webcast Handouts: Reimbursement»

Performing Quality Assurance in the Vascular Lab | View the webcast»

Recorded from a previous live webinar sponsored by the IAC and SVU. Note: This webcast was recorded from a previous webinar, no CE credit is available.

Related Documents | Meet Q&A: Performing QA in the Vascular Lab (Answers from questions asked during the webinar)

Cardiovascular Imaging Lab Accreditation: What You Need to Know Now | View the webcast»

Recorded from a previous live webinar sponsored by the IAC and ACC. Note: To view this webcast, you must complete the free registration form on ACC website. You will then given the URL and a password to view/listen to the webinar.

OTHER RELATED TOPICS:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIEWING WEBCASTS:Select a link above to view a webcast. The link with either open a new browser window or will automatically open a .wmv file. If a new window opens, you can select playback to watch the recording automatically or download the file as an ARF. Note: You will need to download the ARF player prior to closing the browser window if you choose the download option.If the link is a wmv file, the webcast will open and play immediately using Windows Media Player [Macintosh users may view it using QuickTime or Windows Media Player for Mac]. Then just sit back and listen. Please note: You may need to adjust your computer volume to hear the audio.

If you have any problems using Accreditation On Demand, technical support is available by contacting webinars@intersocietal.org. Accreditation On Demand . . . Learning about the process of accreditation has never been so easy!

Did you know that you can add our course & webinar calendar to your computer, smart phone or device?

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Add the GUI 2013 Course calendar on your mobile device!

Use this link at our Courses website page. Just look for the button that says “+GoogleCalendar”.

Alternatively, cut and paste these links into your calendars settings area:
ICal format: https://www.google.com/calendar/ical/gulfcoastultrasound%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics
XML format: https://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/gulfcoastultrasound%40gmail.com/public/basic

This way you can see when our courses are, how they fit into your schedule, and links to get more information about each event. Email us, call us, or drop a comment below, if you have any questions.

The Future of Education – eLearning/Online Education for ultrasound

We are seeing trends of technology branching out into various aspects of daily life. One particular area that has embraced technology is education. Technology is used more in education by using the internet as a Key method for communicating with students. Today, online learning systems such as Moodle™ and Blackboard® make it easy to manage or participate in a virtual classroom anywhere and at any time.

The Future of Education -The Online Classroom at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
The Online Classroom at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute offers convenient courses for sonographers of all experience levels.

Online learning for sonographers

In particular, I enjoy the online ultrasound education websites. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find that your time is in short supply and valuable.  If I am unable to attend live ultrasound course, I usually sign up for something like an online webinar or online lecture video. For the most part, these online services help to provide me with enough knowledge to succeed in my studies however; there are situations when I need more time or more learner-to-instructor communication to help me to understand the material better. This, I believe, is the one of the major attributes of online classroom sites along with sharing files, talking one-to-one with instructors via email or even faster with instant messaging built right in via chat room, and I can pace myself into my own e-Learning schedule.

I find that reading materials separately or watching a video of the instructor speaking while following along with the materials greatly improve my performance. The ability to pause or rewind and fast-forward the video to make necessary notations on my printouts of the information is really convenient. What is really cool about online classrooms are that when I have questions I can simply send message or questions to the instructor.

Online course features

As far as the management area of online education systems, the instructor has the ability to do the following.

  • Assignment submissions
  • Discussion forums
  • File sharing
  • Grading
  • Instant messaging
  • Online calendar
  • Online news and announcements
  • Online quizzing

Now, keep in mind that online classrooms are not limited to just those attributes. Extended functionality opens up a more interactive set of features such as games, case study reviews with pictures and videos, and interactive quizzing and flash cards.

Most online education systems are fully mobile ready. With today’s sophisticated technology in smartphones and tablets, you can do almost everything while traveling.

The Online Classroom – at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

I’ve done a bit of research and found that Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute has a very good online education system. It allows me to log in whenever I have the time to study and need to prepare for an upcoming registry exam. I really like the fact that the presenters are really well-known educators in their field and you can find lots of published articles, books and videos that they have written or contributed to.

The courses are broken into separate modules that concentrate on a particular subject and then you can take a quiz that tests your retention of the material. The system remembers my grades and where I left off so I can return later and pick up where I left off.

One of the things I like the best is that when I complete my coursework and exams, I get issued a certificate that helps me keep up with my CME’s. If I misplace this certificate I can come back later and re-print it if I need to.

There are a few choices in online learning for ultrasound but I have found this one the most comprehensive and simple to use. It feels a bit like a traditional classroom in the fact that you have the ability to communicate and interact with some instructors and I happen to like that element.