Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound Training & CME Course

Blended Musculoskeletal MSK Ultrasound

Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Course

The Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Training Course provides participants a comprehensive introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound. These courses are taught by leading musculoskeletal ultrasound experts that incorporates fifteen (15) months access to comprehensive online lectures and interactive case presentations through an online course, plus a (2) Two Days (12 Hours) scan only workshop featuring a 3:1 participant to faculty hands-on scan ratio with live models and phantoms. These courses are specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need musculoskeletal ultrasound training. For the best ultrasound education experience, completion of the online course prior to hands on scanning is recommended. Learn more about this course with a click or call. Blended MSK Ultrasound Training & CME Course | 727.363.4500

  • Combines Our Comprehensive Online Course & Two Days (12 Hours) of Live Scanning
  • Destination Education Hands-On Scan Workshops in St. Petersburg, FL
  • 15 Months UNLIMITED Access to the Online Course
  • Exact same lectures that are pre-recorded and professionally edited from the comprehensive live courses
  • Online Courses are 1-Click accessible in our custom learning management system, with an easy to follow format, with instant certificate generation upon completion
  • Enjoy Industry Leading 3:1 (or less) participant to instructor scan ratios during the Hands-On Workshops
  • Original Blended/Hybrid Ultrasound Education Provider in the Ultrasound Industry
  • Scan Logs and Case Logs are available upon request
  • Expert Faculty are approachable and are open to discuss any questions during the Hands-On Scan Workshops
  • All Hands-On Scan Workshops include pre-scanned, and approved Live Human Models. (Phantoms are also used in certain interventional courses)
  • Choose from Multiple Leading Manufacturer Ultrasound Equipment
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • All Blended Ultrasound Courses are approved to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (Other CME Credit types are approved for select courses.)
  • ACCME Accredited with Commendation.
  • *CME Credit Listed Requires Full Participation in Online & Live Activities
  • Free CME-Z Card with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)


  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging Fundamentals and Tissue Characterization
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Shoulder
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Shoulder Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Normal Elbow
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Elbow Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hand and Wrist (2 Parts)
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Knee
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of Knee Pathology
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Foot & Ankle
  • Ultrasound Evaluation of the Hip
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection Techniques in Musculoskeletal Medicine


  • Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected).
  • Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations.
  • Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence.
  • Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification requirements


Physicians, Chiropractors, NP’s, PA’s, Sonographers, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and other medical professionals specializing in: Sports Medicine, Orthopedics, Rheumatology, PM&R, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and other MSK related fields.


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 15.00 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.
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 live activity for a maximum of 12.00 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.


Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies

Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies is a case-based presentation designed to review ultrasound characteristics and diagnostic criteria associated with pathology seen in the emergency medicine setting. A variety of case studies will be reviewed including abdominal, cardiac, lung, aorta, ocular, and GYN applications.


  • Tachycardic Trauma Patient with Abdominal Pain
  • Lt Sided Chest Pain w/ Inspiration after MVA
  • Stab Wound Left Chest
  • Syncope and Shortness of Breath
  • Shortness of Breath and Chest Pain
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hypotension after dialysis
  • Syncope and Hypertension
  • “My Hip Hurts”
  • RUQ Pain
  • Rising B-hCG Levels
  • Loss of Vision in Right Eye


  1. Identify evidence of cardiogenic shock, severe left ventricular dysfunction, cardiac tamponade, and pulmonary embolus
  2. Estimate central venous pressure using inferior vena cava measurements
  3. Demonstrate how to measure and evaluate an aortic aneurysm
  4. Recognize features of a retinal detachment
  5. Evaluate for free intraperitoneal fluid, pericardial effusion, and pneumothorax in a trauma patient
  6. Look for evidence of ectopic pregnancy
  7. Recognize findings consistent with acute cholecystitis

Target Audience:

Physicians, sonographers, and mid-level providers involved with performing ultrasound in an emergency and/or critical care setting.   Physician participants may include (but are not limited to) emergency medicine, critical care, hospitalists, trauma surgery, internal medicine and primary care


Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
Associate Program Director
Ultrasound Director
University of South Florida
Emergency Medicine Residency Program

To learn about Emergency Department Ultrasound Case Studies training video head over to: Search:    OV-EDCS2 & VL-EDCS2 or Call 727.363.4500.

Ultrasound Screening Improves Breast Cancer Detection in Asian Women


Adding ultrasound to standard mammography tests in breast screening could result in improved rates of detection for breast cancer in women in Japan, according to a new study…

…The results show that ultrasound combined with mammography resulted in correct identifications of cancer in more than 9 out of 10 cases (91% sensitivity), whereas for women given mammography alone, just over three quarters of tests correctly identified breast cancer (77% sensitivity)…

Read about the study here

Ultrasound Breast Screening Training at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute.

Standardize Emergency Medicine Education in Hospitals


Can you hear that? No, but you can certainly see it…Sound waves, being used to assist in diagnostic and procedural applications within the Emergency Department. When it comes to Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, recently it seems there has been a rapid growth in acceptance and utilization within the healthcare community. One of the caveats commonly we have seen when hospitals are looking to integrate ultrasound into practice is physicians will have their interest sparked at annual assembly meetings that offer a great “taste” of ultrasound, from there hospitals will purchase the necessary equipment, and then utilization of the technology is not fully integrated into practice. This in part could be due to the lack of standardization in ultrasound education. Understandably, physicians, particularly those who have recently joined physician networks have their original training in ultrasound from more than one source which can lead to a not truly defined set of protocols when using diagnostic ultrasound.

Think of it as the “telephone game” you played as a child; one person receives their training and is looking to then educate their fellow staff. Often times with just an annual assembly’s worth of ultrasound education, some information will either be forgotten or perhaps new information will be added…and so the probe get passed further and further down the educational line inevitably ending in possible patient complication/ liability. An issue like this was recently addressed by a hospital group who mandated all staff receive Ultrasound Guided Vascular access training from the same source to establish set protocols within their network.  Gulfcoast ultrasound Institute was Pediatric Ultrasoundcommissioned to handle this task. While this group opted for a hybrid course that consisted of both streaming video content and custom live hands on course at their facility, GUI also offers educational avenues through a multitude of options designed to enhance patient outcome. Shortly after this event had taken place GUI was contacted and informed that the previous complications associated with vascular access had significantly dropped since integrating ultrasound into practice! With the price of ultrasound equipment dropping along with the increase in portability, it has become the perfect time for hospitals to integrate ultrasound into practice or enhance their current continuing education protocol.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound has spent the last 28 years developing programs for hospital networks, physicians, and sonographers to fulfill CME requirements.  Whether a facility prefers live, online, or self-directed education we can work with you to meet your needs. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute may assist healthcare professionals in the following ways:

  • CME Credit: Gulfcoast Ultrasound Is accredited through the ACCME and approved to provide AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (for physicians and Sonographers), ACEP credits, AANA Credits, SDMS Credits (Ultrasound / X-ray), ASRT Credits (X-Ray)
  • Consistency: By establishing set protocols for physicians and sonographers in your hospital group complication rates and liability payouts can be expected to decrease.
  • Increase Employee Value $$: By cross training current employees facilities can expect increased profits by being able to perform ultrasound exams in multiple specialties.
  • Board Preparation: Gulfcoast Ultrasound specializes in board examination preparations with education available as self directed products, live courses, and online education.
  • Maintenance of Certification / Reimbursement: Gulfcoast Ultrasound offers tools and resources to fulfill certification, and lab accreditation requirements for physicians and sonographers.

Breakdown of the education formats Gulfcoast Ultrasound has available to meet your education needs include:

Online E-Learning Classroom: (Emergency Medicine)

  • Online Classroom access on any deviceCovers all topics presented in the regularly scheduled live three    day Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound course
  • For groups: one person can be set up as the “administrator” and will have access to track the progress of participants, ensuring protocols are being established.
  • 6 month access provides flexibility for those who cannot travel to attend the live Introduction to Emergency Ultrasound course.
  • Optional coordination of onsite hands-on scanning workshops.
  • E-courses in other specialties available by January 2013.
  • Multi person / group discounts available

Live Hands-On Courses:

  • Ultrasound CME Seminars at Gulfcoast UltrasoundCourses are designed with lectures in the morning and hands-on in the afternoon
  • Instructors: Gulfcoast Ultrasound faculty is comprised of nationally recognized experts within the ultrasound profession. Gulfcoast Ultrasound courses are presented with the perfect blend of physician’s clinical experience and sonographer’s expertise.
  • Hands-on Ratio:  GUI sets the bar with hands-on scanning: never exceeds a 3:1 ratio of participants to instructors.
  • Multi-participant discounts from the same facility available!
  • Both AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and ACEP credits awarded upon course completion.
  • A signed log of cases performed and/or interpreted provided for hospital credentialing / certification purposes.

Live On-Site Courses:

  • Cost-effective, custom-designed courses presented at your facility or local meeting venue eliminates travel costs and coverage issues.
  • Ideal for groups of five or more participants
  • Blended education formats also available (combined online lectures and onsite hands-on)

Self-Directed Products:

  • Rapid Ultrasound for Shock & Hypotension - DVDDVD’s: Gulfcoast Ultrasound has developed a line of DVD Video Lectures specifically tailored to the needs of each specialty group. With DVD’s broken down by specialty it allows hospitals to create a custom library for physicians looking to incorporate ultrasound and better improve patient outcomes.
  • CD Case Studies: Interactive case studies designed to improve interpretation skills and fulfill CME requirements.
  • Registry Preparation: The Gulfcoast Ultrasound PASS packages are the perfect combination of study materials to successfully pass the ultrasound certification board examinations. PASS products can help all HCA physicians and sonographers attain ultrasound certification to ensure reimbursement for exams performed and /or interpreted
  • All products come with optional CME credit (groups can have a private web portal set up allowing departments to acquire CME credits all at the same time)

Whether healthcare providers are seeking consistency in ultrasound training, fulfillment of CME credits, certification / Lab accreditation requirements, or registry preparation, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute can help! Gulfcoast Ultrasound has provided continuing medical education for over 130,000 physicians, sonographers, and other healthcare professionals who have successfully integrated the skills learned into clinical practice.