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What is the 123sonography & POCUS Generalist Certification bundle?

We understand that many healthcare professionals seek the necessary educational and training components necessary prior to taking Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy™ clinical assessments. This bundle is designed for busy primary care physicians, family medicine practitioners and generalists who are interested in validating their knowledge in the eight (8) specialty clinical that make up the POCUS Generalist Certification. 

Your purchase includes:

  • Access to the POCUS FocusClass (developed by 123sonography)
    · certified for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (CME credits)
  • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate assessments (developed by Inteleos™)
    · includes 8 interactive educational review modules and a peer evaluation
  • POCUS Generalist Certification assessments (developed by Inteleos™)
    · includes 8 specialty assessments and a peer evaluation

For more detailed information and FAQs, click here.

8 POCUS Specialty Clinical Assessments

Lower Extremity
Deep Venous
Thrombosis
(DVT)

  • Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms (DVT/PE) are common causes of preventable death and can be easily diagnosed with POCUS.
Abdominal Aortic
Aneurysm
(AAA)

  • Recomended for men 65+ with a history of smoking or other risk factors . POCUS can significantly reduce mortality rates with timely intervention.
Cardiac

  • Cardiac point-of-care ultrasound is crucial for quickly evaluating gross cardiac function, chamber size, valve function, pericardial effusion, and cardiac tamponade.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) and
Soft Tissue

  • MSK POCUS skills help differentiate between cellulitis/edema and abscesses. They can identify tendinitis, tendon rupture and assist with joint effusion detection.
Renal /
Genitourinary

  • Expertise in this area is helpful in diagnosing hydronephrosis, renal and bladder stones or masses—very common patient complaints.
Obstetrics /
First Trimester

  • This POCUS skill can help determine fetal well being, fetal number, fetal cardiac activity, low lying placenta, fetal age/biometry, fetal demise, and gross fetal anomalies.
Lung

  • Pneumothorax, pleural effusion, consolidation,. and pneumoniaetc can be effectively diagnosed with POCUS and can help quickly differentiate CHF from COPD exacerbation, are very different.
Hepatobiliary /
Spleen

  • Right upper quadrant pain is the commonest chief complaint in the primary care setting. Helps diagnose gallstones, acute cholecystitis, liver mass, fatty liver, etc.

Why the POCUS Generalist Certification?

In addition to the benefits of how each individual specialty certificate can help with diagnoses and save lives, other key reasons healthcare professionals who specialize in family medicine, primary care or general practice choose to advance their credentials with this particular certification include:

  • Showing unparalleled commitment to excellence in patient care and that you and your practice take care of each family like they are your own
  • Advancing your practice with increased visibility and credibility
  • Providing a critical edge in supporting patient safety
  • Validating your point-of-care ultrasound expertise with the highest attainable certification in the field, which is widely recognized for distinguishing your professional ability in point-of-care ultrasound
  • Online assessments available 24/7 from your own location
  • Purchasing the POCUS Generalist Certification package saves you over 50%

Applicants must meet the program prerequisites of actively practicing point-of-care ultrasound in the specified content areas and have participated in the interpretations and acquisition of the minimum number of cases required within the last two years. Furthermore, applicants must hold an active POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, which recommends that applicants have some education and experience in ultrasound physics prior to enrollment. Applicants must also attest to the accuracy of the information provided and complete a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement before starting the assessments.

 

Incredible value for your money:

$798 for:

  • Access to the POCUS FocusClass (developed by 123sonography)
    · certified for 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits (CME credits)
  • POCUS Fundamentals Certificate assessments (developed by Inteleos™)
    · includes 8 interactive educational review modules and a peer evaluation
  • POCUS Generalist Certification assessments (developed by Inteleos™)
    · includes 8 specialty assessments and a peer evaluation

For information about special packages and conditions for groups or scholarships for those in need, contact POCUS@APCA.org.

The POCUS program provides flexibility to tailor the certificates and certifications process to your practice needs, ability to use your own device (PC, laptop, etc.) and freedom to take these proficiency assessments online at any time. You have options for the POCUS program; pick what is best for you.

Click here to purchase the 123sonography POCUS Education Course & POCUS Generalist Certification Bundle.

For additional information, please visit APCA.org/POCUS, e-mail POCUS@APCA.org or call 800-943-1709 (Press ‘1’ to speak to a Customer Care Representative and then ‘6’ when prompted). Interested in volunteering with the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™? Help define the global standards for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by volunteering to develop content for POCUS assessments with colleagues from around the world. For details and to apply, visit POCUS.org.


“The modules are clear and engaging and are appropriate for those whose scope of practice includes primary care, family medicine and medical generalists and others practicing point-of-care ultrasound.”