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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Certificate

This program is an online certification program designed to provide independent validation of a clinical provider’s proficiency in Inferior Vena Cava POCUS. The POCUS Clinical Certificate is comprised of two assessments: a Clinical Case-Based Assessment and Peer Evaluations.

Clinical Case-Based Assessment

This clinical certificate was developed using a standard template that has been customized for Inferior Vena Cava. The clinical case-based assessments are designed to simulate a clinical encounter. Question types range from multiple choice to hotspots. For hotspots, you will be asked to locate the requested feature within the interactive image provided.

Peer Evaluations

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.

For more details regarding assessment domains and peer evaluations, please refer to the POCUS Inferior Vena Cava Content Outline.

Eligibility Requirements

You must meet the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of the POCUS Fundamentals Certificate.
  2. Must be a health care professional in good standing and actively practicing in a relevant clinical area.
  3. Attestation to the performance of and participation in the interpretation of 25 IVC POCUS cases within the last two (2) years.

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