Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Clinical Cases and Image Interpretation Practice Questions

SUMMARY

More and more hospitalists are now using point-of-care ultrasound as a bedside tool in the care of acutely ill patients, and the Society of Hospital Medicine is expanding its educational offerings to improve hospitalists’ point-of-care ultrasound skills.  In addition to offering a hands-on workshop at the annual meeting, as well as a certification program, SHM has begun to offer online education.  The Point-of-care Ultrasound Question bank provides an interactive online educational experience for learners to assess their ability to apply knowledge through a series of questions in the context of common clinical cases and image interpretation challenges.

GOAL

Providers will have an understanding of key concepts of point-of-care ultrasound, and recognize normal and abnormal ultrasound images commonly encountered in clinical practice.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed for any healthcare providers that care for acutely ill patients (physicians, advanced care providers), primarily specializing in hospital medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, critical care, and emergency medicine.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the module, the participant should be able to:

1. Identify some normal and abnormal ultrasound findings commonly encountered in clinical practice.

2. Recognize some of the fundamental imaging principles of point-of-care ultrasonography.

3. Appreciate how point-of-care ultrasound findings can be incorporated into clinical decision-making to guide patient management.

CME INFORMATION

Accrediation Statement:

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement:

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit

Release date: October 26, 2018

Expiration date: October 26, 2021

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour (Note: This collection of questions can be completed in multiple sessions/visits. Progress will be saved.)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

INSTRUCTIONS

The following is an interactive educational module designed to help you gauge your basic knowledge of the topic and then direct you to areas you may need to focus on. It consists of 35 multiple choice questions.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
  • 1.00 Non-physician
Course opens: 
07/09/2018
Course expires: 
07/09/2021
Member cost:
$0.00
Residents cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
Rating: 
0
FACULTY & FACULTY DISCLOSURES
The planners and faculty for this activity have no relevant relationships to disclose unless otherwise listed.

Activity Directors

Nilam J. Soni, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine 
Division of General & Hospital Medicine 
University of Texas Health San Antonio 
San Antonio, Texas

David Tierney, MD, FACP 
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency 
Director, Internal Medicine Bedside Ultrasound (IMBUS) 
Abbott Northwestern Hospital 
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Tierney has disclosed the following conflicts relevant to this activity:

  • Advisory Committee/Board for Philips Healthcare, Bay Labs, and Echonous
  • Self-purchased stock options in Bay Labs and Echonous

Question Bank Authors

Benji K. Mathews, MD, FACP, SFHM, CLHM
Ultrasound Director, Hospital Medicine, HealthPartners 
Section Head, Hospital Medicine, Regions Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Ria Dancel, MD, FAAP, FHM 
Director, Medicine Procedure Service 
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 
Division of Hospital Medicine 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Linda Kurian, MD, FHM, FACP 
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Charles LoPresti, MD
Director of Point of Care Ultrasound, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Gregory Mints, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weil Cornell Medical College
Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine
Department of Medicine
New York Hospital

Tanping Wong, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine

Robert Nathanson, MD
Director, Medicine Procedure Service
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of General and Hospital Medicine
University of Texas Health San Antonio

SHM CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE POLICY

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity.

Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ABIM MOC Self Evaluation Points
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit
  • 1.00 Non-physician

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
07/09/2018
Course expires: 
07/09/2021

Price

Member cost:
$0.00
Residents cost:
$0.00
Your cost:
$95.00
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