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About the Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy offers globally recognized certifications for healthcare providers to independently validate their POCUS knowledge, application, and proficiency. We partner with our constituents through rigorous assessments, continual learning opportunities, and community building around important topics relevant to POCUS. The POCUS Certification Academy is a part of Inteleos, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest quality care for patients around the world through ultrasound standards and certification.

Our family of brands under inteleos

The pioneering organizations working alongside the POCUS Certification Academy in setting strategy and ultrasound standards include:

  • The American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography® (ARDMS®)
    For more than 40 years, ARDMS has set the standard for administering examinations and awarding credentials in areas of ultrasound. ARDMS empowers sonographers to provide exceptional patient care through rigorous assessments and continual learning.
  • The Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement (APCA)
    Spun out of ARDMS in 2016 to meet the exclusive needs of physicians, APCA is dedicated to continual learning and providing high-quality and compassionate patient care through certification. APCA joins ARDMS in furthering its long-standing mission of raising the global standards of excellence in healthcare and patient safety.
  • The Inteleos Foundation increases access to education, training, and certification to improve patient outcomes and practitioner proficiency.

We believe that the future of ultrasound is portable, mobile, and provides exceptional diagnostic potential to improve healthcare practice.

If you are ready to lead the future of healthcare with the POCUS Certification Academy, please contact us at POCUS@Inteleos.org.

POCUS Certification Academy Council Members

The POCUS Certification Academy Council has a leading role in the development of the certificates and certifications of the POCUS Certification Academy. The council members are composed of volunteers who are subject-matter experts and are leading the practice by building the future of point-of-care ultrasound in action. They work with Inteleos staff and more than 50 other volunteers to develop high standards and credentials with the goal of improving global healthcare. Due to the dynamic nature of POCUS, we approach development as an ongoing process and we are always refining our programs and clinical offerings to be aligned with current standards and best practice in ultrasound.

Recent Posts

Improving Maternal-Fetal Outcomes Through Access to Point-of-Care Ultrasound

by | Jun 14, 2024 | Primary Care Medicine | 0 Comments

Recently we had the opportunity, in collaboration with Amref International University, to sponsor a webinar for the National Nurses Association of Kenya. The topic of...

Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Diagnosing Gallstones and Some Tips and Important Conditions to Be Aware Of

by | May 27, 2024 | Primary Care Medicine | 0 Comments

By Victor V Rao MBBS, DMRD, RDMS Introduction The gallbladder (GB) ultrasound examination can be challenging at times due to patient body habitus or bowel gas. With...

How to Measure an Abdominal Aorta Diameter/Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Diameter on Ultrasound?

by | Apr 17, 2024 | Primary Care Medicine | 0 Comments

By Victor V Rao MBBS, DMRD, RDMS Introduction Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is defined as a focal dilatation of a segment of the abdominal aorta with an outer wall to...

Altruism in Practice: The Power of Volunteerism within POCUS Certification Academy

by | Mar 28, 2024 | News/Events | 0 Comments

By Shelby Jones Shelby is a senior at George Mason University studying public health. She is a current intern with POCUS Certification academy working within the...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) – Review of DVT Assessment. Can we Assess for a Possible Thrombus in the Iliac Veins with POCUS?

by | Mar 11, 2024 | DVT,Inferior Vena Cava | 0 Comments

By Victor Rao MBBS, DMRD, RDMS - Abdomen, Ob/Gyn (APCA) Introduction Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition in which a thrombus develops in a deep vein,...

Left Parasternal Long Axis/Parasternal Long Axis (PLAX) View of the Heart – Brief Review

by | Feb 9, 2024 | Cardiac | 0 Comments

By Victor Rao MBBS, DMRD, RDMS - Abdomen, Ob/Gyn (APCA) Introduction The parasternal long axis (PLAX) view of the heart is a relatively easy view of the heart to obtain...

Remembering Pioneers in Radiology

by | Feb 1, 2024 | Primary Care Medicine | 0 Comments

Remembering Pioneers in Radiology As Black History Month approached this year, we found ourselves inspired to dive into the history of medical imaging and its...

POCUS Education Provider (PEP) Program: Educating and Training Healthcare Professionals in the Art of POCUS

by | Dec 1, 2023 | POCUS Education | 0 Comments

The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has steadily increased in both clinical and community settings in recent years. It is one of the few diagnostic methods that...

Pneumothorax – Can POCUS Lung Help?

by | Nov 13, 2023 | Chest,Lung,Primary Care Medicine | 0 Comments

By Victor V Rao MBBS, DMRD, RDMS Ob/Gyn and Abdomen (APCA) Pneumothorax is the presence of air outside the lung and in the pleural space. The pleural space is the...