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POCUS Fundamentals Certificate
Demonstrate your knowledge of point-of-care ultrasound!
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Fundamentals Certificate is designed to assess your knowledge on the basic physics and instrumentation of ultrasound when applied in a POCUS clinical evaluation, making it the perfect opportunity for practitioners who desire to advance their everyday use of POCUS technology with their patients.
POCUS Fundamentals Certificate Details
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy developed the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate as a starting point for new and advanced POCUS practitioners to prove their clinical proficiency. This certificate includes learning modules and a summative assessment. The learning modules aim to provide a review of foundational topics in ultrasound physics and instrumentation. The assessment tests your knowledge of these topics.
Upon completion of the program and earning the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the principles of ultrasound physics
- Define echogenicity and attenuation
- List and explain the ultrasound machine settings and modes
- Identify the different transducer types
- Define echogenicity and attenuation
- Describe ultrasound safety principles, ultrasound artifacts, and ultrasound bioeffects
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The current prerequisite is limited to having prior healthcare training.
Some learners may find these additional resources to be of benefit when preparing for the Fundamentals Certificate:
Victor Rao, MBBS, DMRD, RDMS
Global Clinical Content Manager at Inteleos
Dr. Rao is a radiologist by training and helped to introduce and develop POCUS curriculum at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia. He is the former director of ultrasound education at University of South Carolina School of Medicine and now works at Inteleos as the Global Clinical Content Manager. Dr. Rao has also worked as a primary care physician in mission hospitals overseas where he enjoyed seeing patients in the clinic, managed inpatients, performed deliveries, C-sections, and minor surgeries.
James Day, RDCS
Global Clinical Ultrasound Specialist at Inteleos
James is a cardiac sonographer living in the Philadelphia metro region. While at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, James managed 40 simulation programs and taught all modules of POCUS. James currently serves as a Global Ultrasound Specialist working to support the POCUS community.
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Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy
There is $125 fee for this educational activity. This offering does not include continuing medical education (CME) credits.
Requests for cancellations or refunds may be submitted until a candidate starts an assessment. Neither full nor partial refunds will be issued for any Certificate or certification that has been started or for which the completion time has been exhausted. All refunds will be processed in the same form as the original payment within five (5) business days.
Timeframe and Unsuccessful Attempts
You will be given thirty (30) days to complete the process. If unsuccessful, you may reapply after a 30-day waiting period.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Inteleos does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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