Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Emergency Medicine Certification
This online certification program is designed to provide independent validation of clinical providers proficiency in seven (7) specialty clinical areas. Applicants will have 180 days to complete the program. Each specialty clinical area of this POCUS Certification is comprised of three components: a Clinical Case-Based Assessment, a Peer Evaluation, and Video Submissions.
Clinical Case-Based Assessments
The clinical certificates were developed using a standard template that has been customized for each specialty. The clinical case-based assessments are designed to simulate a clinical encounter. Question types range from multiple choice to hotspots.
The peer evaluation is designed to assess your practical abilities in POCUS. Clinicians of your choosing will be sent an anonymous questionnaire to evaluate your POCUS abilities. Assessment results are based on the first two evaluations received.
The video submission is designed to assess your practical abilities in POCUS. You will submit two videos per clinical area: one without pathology, and one with identified pathology. All videos must be HIPAA compliant, .mp4 formatted, and 5-60 seconds long.
What if I need training/education?
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy has partnered with official POCUS Education Providers to provide education and training resources to practitioners needing to learn more about the proper use of POCUS. For more details, please refer to the Education Bundles Page.
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One Certification Across 7 POCUS Clinical Areas for $625
The applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Successful completion of the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate.
- Must be a healthcare professional in good standing and actively practicing in a relevant clinical area.
- Attestation to the performance of and participation in the interpretation of all of the following POCUS cases within the last two (2) years.
15 AAA cases
20 Lower Extremity DVT cases
20 Abdominal Trauma cases
20 Lung cases
30 Cardiac cases
25 OB First Trimester cases
25 Hepatobiliary/Spleen cases
“[The POCUS Program] is a good way to assess your knowledge and makes me proud to be a part of this community.”