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POCUS | Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training

[16 credit hours]
This course is available for physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.
Release Date: October 1, 2020
Termination Date: September 30, 2023

This course is only available to CMDA members.
For information about CMDA membership please email or go to our website.

Point-of-care ultrasound is a means to help the clinician better diagnose a problem at the bedside. We will review normal and abnormal appearances of various organs under ultrasound and will discuss the pathological correlates. Videos of hands-on learning time with the ultrasound probe is emphasized to help the participant optimize image acquisition and interpretation. Participants will learn to image the lung, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, bladder, gynecology, pregnancy during different trimesters, ocular, upper and lower extremity veins, aorta, and musculoskeletal areas, and learn basic echocardiography. During this course, we will also incorporate scanning protocols developed to evaluate trauma, shock and hypotension, and hypoxemic respiratory failure. Previous ultrasound experience will be helpful but not necessary.


  • Utilize ultrasound device to image internal organs
  • Identify normal structures using an ultrasound device
  • Describe abnormal findings using bedside ultrasound techniques

Important note: The first item in this course, Welcome Letter, must be opened to receive your CE certificate. You may complete any module in any order to obtain CE credit. When completing a course module you must complete the included quiz as well as watch the entire length of video for each presentation. A certificate for each module generates once you have completed the entire module.

The CE Evaluation below in this course is for the entire course length of 16 hours. Completing the evaluation will unlock your certificate for the total 16 hours available for this course. Please email if you have any questions or need further assistance.