General Point of Care Ultrasound Bootcamp

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Date & Location
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:00 PM, Simulation Center, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Hematology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Geriatric Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology


What can you expect to learn?

  • Fundamentals of ultrasound technology and basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine.
  • Techniques to perform bedside procedures with ultrasound guidance including thoracentesis and central venous catheterization.
  • Techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs and lower extremity vessels.
  • Pearls and pitfalls of bedside ultrasound imaging
  • Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images
  • The components of general critical care ultrasound:
  1. Pleural ultrasonography
  2. Lung ultrasonography
  3. Abdominal ultrasonograph
  4. Vascular ultrasonography: guidance of vascular access
  5. Vascular ultrasonography: diagnosis of venous thrombosis.
  • The components of basic critical care echocardiography:
  1. Five basic cardiac views:
  1. Parasternal long axis
  2. Parasternal short axis
  3. Apical four chamber
  4. Subcostal four chamber
  5. Inferior vena cava
  • 2. Basic cognitive skills in image interpretation
  • 3. Basic cognitive skills in recognizing patterns of clinical syndromes

  1. Develop baseline understanding of point of care ultrasound
  2. Acquire knowledge of basic ultrasound physics
  3. Learn basics of ultrasound machine controls, operation and probe selection
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of normal and abnormal ultrasound findings
  5. Demonstrate ability to acquire ultrasound images with standard views
  6. Learn to identify and interpret ultrasound images
  7. Learn technical and interpretive limitations of ultrasound

Registration fees include educational materials, credit, and lunch. 

Non-VCU Healthcare Providers - $600 

VCU and VCU Health Employees - $500


VCU Health Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VCU Health Continuing Medical Education awards 12 hours of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity.

Refund Policy
Registration fee, less a $60 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded only if written notice of cancellation is received via email to on or before January 9, 2019. No refunds after this date.

Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this event have been established, and we reserve the right to substitute speakers/topics, or cancel if necessary.

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