This two-day POCUS workshop is a unique hands-on experience to teach clinicians bedside applications of portable ultrasound. The workshop is offered with six didactics to be viewed prior to the in-person course. In-person course activities will include nine hours of supervised scanning time with standardized patients and one hour of group image interpretation of POCUS clips with varying pathology. In addition, courses will include three hours of optional instruction/simulation on thoracentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, and vascular access. For anesthesiologists, this course can be used to fulfill two requirements of the ASA’s Diagnostic POCUS Certificate: Part 2 (12 hours of POCUS) and the supervised section of Part 4 (Log of Studies).
This workshop is designed for clinicians seeking training in portable ultrasound.
- Internal Medicine
Why is this workshop unique?
- Low course participant to faculty ratio (4:1)
- Nine hours of hands-on practice scanning with live models
- Curriculum designed to teach high yield applications of POCUS for clinicians
What can you expect to learn?
- Fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and basic operation of portable ultrasound machine
- Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of heart, lungs, abdomen, and lower extremity veins
- Techniques to use ultrasound to perform bedside procedures, including vascular access, thoracentesis and paracentesis
- Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images
- Mentored scanning with experienced faculty to learn hands-on imaging techniques
March 13-14, 2024
Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center
Trent Semans Center
8 Searle Center Drive
Durham, NC 27710
Your day with us will begin with a general welcome and introductions. Participants will be provided links to interactive modules prior to the course to maximize scanning time.
The atmosphere for the day will be relaxed and the attire will be scrubs. Breakfast will be available by 7:30 AM with the day starting promptly at 8:00 AM. Breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and beverages, will be provided. The session is usually completed by 4:30 PM.
March 13, 2024
|7:30 am||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:00 am||Welcome / Conference Overview|
|8:15 am||Basics of Ultrasound - Brice Lefler MD|
|8:30 am||Focused Cardiac Ultrasound - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD|
|9:00 am||POCUS Practice and Scanning of Standardized Patients
Station 1: Cardiac - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
Station 2: Cardiac - Brice Lefler, MD
Station 3: Cardiac - Lindsey Wu, MD
Station 4: Cardiac - Amber Bowman, MD
|1:00 pm||Lung and Abdominal Review - Amber Bowman MD|
|1:30 pm||POCUS Practice and Scanning of Standardized Patients
Station 1: Lung and Abdominal Free Fluid - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
Station 2: Lung and Abdominal Renal - Brice Lefler, MD
Station 3: Lung and Abdominal Renal - Lindsey Wu, MD
Station 4: Lung and Abdominal Biliary - Amber Bowman, MD
March 14, 2024
|8:00 am||Anesthesiology: Gastric - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
Internal Medicine: Vascular - Lindsey Wu, MD
|9:00 am||POCUS Practice and Scanning of Standardized Patients
Station 1: Gastric and Cardiac - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
Station 2: Vascular - Brice Lefler, MD
Station 3: Vascular - Lindsey Wu, MD
Station 4: Vascular - Amber Bowman, MD
|1:00 pm||POCUS Practice and Scanning with Simulators
Station 1: Paracentesis/Thoracentesis - Brice Lefler, MD
Station 2: Paracentesis/Thoracentesis - Lindsey Wu, MD
Station 3: Personalized Review - Amber Bowman MD
Station 4: Vascular Access - Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
|4:00 pm||“Pass the Pointer” Image Interpretation of Common Pathologies|
The facilitators and staff at the Duke Simulation and Patient Safety Center are committed to providing you with a safe, meaningful, and fun opportunity to improve your comfort with point-of-care ultrasound and clinical practice.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Directly provided by the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development.
Category 1: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this CE activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest
Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development has implemented a process to resolve any potential conflicts of interest for each continuing education activity in order to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance, and the content that is aligned with the interest of the public.
It is the policy of the Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Anesthesiology is committed to making its activities accessible to all individuals. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please do not hesitate to notify us by phone or email in order to receive service. Please email Carlos Falcon or call at (919) 613-2406.
Course Fee: $1597
Registration: After submitting your registration form (below) and discussing availability with an HSPSC staff member, your registration will be confirmed with a confirmation email.
Payment: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, and China UnionPay. JCB Discover, and Diners Club cards can only be charged in USD.
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations prior to 90 days before the course start date will receive a 50% refund less a $200 processing fee with an offer to reschedule at a later date. Cancellations within 90 days of the course date are non-refundable, and rescheduling is on a case-to-case basis.
Please use the links below for directions, maps and other information. We hope you enjoy your visit.
There are several local hotels in the area. Participants are responsible for arranging accommodations and transportation to and from Duke.*
*Rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact the specific hotel to confirm rates.
- The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only. It is meant for the sole use of persons intending to enhance their point-of-care ultrasound skills and is NOT meant to substitute the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
- Every effort has been made to supply information that is accurate and current. However, the Duke Simulation and Patient Safety Center at Duke University Medical Center does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions and accepts no liability for any loss or damage howsoever arising.
- Participants must make their own travel arrangements, including lodging and boarding during the course.