Upon completion of the 2 day course, you will be prepared to sit for the Fundamentals Certificate offered by the POCUS Certification Academy at Pocus.org
Students that complete the 2-day course from POCUS Med successfully will be offered the fundamentals certificate at a discounted rate, and will be given 20% off any additional certificates offered by the Pocus Certification Academy.
Two Day Course
This is a 2 day course, with 8 hours of training both days. The course stays interesting and interactive by switching between lecture, educa...
Two Day Course
In this section the student will learn basic ultrasound function, ultrasound descriptive words, transducer types and selection, basic machine functions, basic Doppler principles, the use of A mode and M mode imaging, the use of ultrasound coupling gel and disinfection techniques.
In this section the student will learn basic ultrasound physics principles, ultrasound wave characteristics, ultrasound artifacts and how they assist with diagnosis of abnormalities and ultrasound bioeffects.
In this section the student will learn probe orientation , image orientation, patient positioning, image orientation with reference to sectional anatomy, helpful probe movements, patient confidentiality requirements, annotation and scanning pitfalls.
In this section the student will learn to recognize the normal anatomy and sonographic appearance of the organs in the abdominal cavity, the pelvic cavity and the vascular system.
In this section the student will learn to identify the body cavities and borders with the use of ultrasound. Identification of the location of intraperitoneal fluid collections, fluid collection within the pleural space and subdiaphragmatic fluid collections.
In this section the student will learn the FAST exam protocol, when the FAST exam is warranted and evaluation of the abdominopelvic and chest cavities for abnormal fluid collections and/or organ injury/rupture.
In this section the student will learn when interrogation of the great vessels is warranted, the protocol for the IVC & Aorta, how to identify abnormalities of the great vessels, knowledge of the deep vein protocol and an introduction to identifying deep vein thrombosis.
In this section the student will learn the indications for the use of the RUSH exam, the areas of focus for different types of shock and the RUSH exam protocol and image technique required to obtain diagnostic images.
In this section the student will learn the anatomy of the heart and sonographic appearance, how to visually evaluate cardiac function to identify abnormalities, the cardiac exam protocol, evaluation of the pericardial space for tamponade and how to recognize indications of PE (pulmonary embolism).
In this section the student will learn the anatomy of the lung, assessment of normal lung motion (lung sliding), and how to evaluate for abnormalities such as edema, pneumonia and pneumothorax.
In this section the student will learn the FSA protocol and how to determine the next step in patient care depending on the findings.
In this section the student will learn the normal appearance of a gravid uterus and the use of M mode to confirm a fetal heart rate.
In this section the student will learn the normal and abnormal appearance of the kidneys & gallbladder as well as identification of abnormalities such as stones or excess fluid.
"Was a great class.” — EMT-P
“I wouldn't change anything.” — TP-C, FP-C
“I’ve already become more confident and have started practicing on patients in the field.” — EMT-P