After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Identify WHAT is point of care ultrasound (POCUS), WHO should use it, and WHEN.
  • Perform basic exams and know how to acquire and interpret them.
  • Perform advanced exams and know how to acquire and interpret them.
  • Use US guidance when performing the most common acute procedures.
  • Use the most important US protocols to help guide diagnostic and treatment plan.
Chapter 1

POCUS 101

Learn what POCUS is, who should use it, and when. You will also learn some basic physics and terminology to help you understand the chapters that follow.
6 Lessons (24m 26s)
Chapter 2

EFAST

Treating trauma patients is very exciting, but always stressful. Here we teach you how mastering POCUS can help you make quick and accurate decisions in your next trauma case.
7 Lessons (24m 13s)
Chapter 3

Echocardiography

Performing a point of care ECHO is probably the most important application of POCUS. In this chapter you will learn to perform and interpret a simple bedside ECHO.
6 Lessons (22m 59s)
Chapter 4

Inferior vena cava (IVC)

In this chapter you will learn how, with POCUS, you can quickly and easily visualize a patient’s IVC, and assess their fluid status to confidently decide if fluids are needed.
3 Lessons (5m 54s)
Chapter 5

Lung ultrasound

In this chapter, we will teach you how easy it is to ultrasound lungs to help diagnose diseases like pneumonia, pleural effusions, pulmonary edema, or pneumothorax.
4 Lessons (8m 38s)
Chapter 6

Abdominal aorta

POCUS is an indispensable clinical skill. Here you will learn how POCUS can help you save lives, by enabling you to diagnose a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm early.
4 Lessons (8m 31s)
Chapter 7

Hepatobiliary

POCUS can help you determine if your patient’s RUQ pain is biliary colic or acute cholecystitis. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to confidently assess the gallbladder.
5 Lessons (11m 27s)
Chapter 8

Renal and bladder

In this chapter, we’ll review how to quickly and easily diagnose hydronephrosis using POCUS—preventing unnecessary exposure of your patient to radiation, and saving time and money.
5 Lessons (10m 43s)
Chapter 9

First trimester pregnancy

Patients with a ruptured ectopic pregnancy often get really sick, really fast—it’s scary and diagnosing it early is key. Learn how to use POCUS to help your patients quickly.
6 Lessons (16m 16s)
Chapter 10

Orbital

With POCUS, you’ll be amazed how simple it is to diagnose eye problems. In this chapter, we’ll teach you how to ultrasound the eye so that eye complaints are a piece of cake.
4 Lessons (9m 30s)
Chapter 11

Lower extremity study (deep venous thrombus)

With POCUS, in less than five minutes, you can confidently rule out or diagnose an acute deep venous thrombus in any patient. In this chapter, we show you how.
4 Lessons (6m 30s)
Chapter 12

Soft tissue

Red, hot, tender, soft tissue can mean many things, and sometimes a physical exam is just not enough. In this chapter we teach you how to use POCUS to easily confirm a diagnosis.
3 Lessons (5m 41s)
Chapter 13

Ultrasound guided procedures

Ultrasound guided procedures are safer, easier, and more successful. In this chapter, we review some commonly performed procedures and teach you how to use POCUS to guide them.
8 Lessons (23m 56s)