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Principles of Ultrasonography: Machine Controls and Scanning Techniques

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Learn the latest best practices in critical ultrasonography with this e-learning course, which provides an overview of critical care echocardiography, abdominal ultrasonography, and more.

The critical clinician is responsible for all aspects of image acquisition at point of care. The module will review the elements of critical care ultrasonography required to obtain good quality images as defined by the ACCP/SRLF Statement; using a combination of pre-course reading, video image correlation, and case-based demonstrations.

This course covers:

  • The recommended factors to obtain high-quality images.
  • Ultrasonography techniques for treating patients with critical illness.
  • Competency in lung, pleural, vascular, abdominal, and cardiac critical care ultrasonography.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify machine controls including marker orientation, gain, depth, caliper, zoom, and frequency functions to acquire ultrasonography images.
  2. Review transducer manipulation required to obtain high quality standard image planes.

Complete this course to earn 1.0 CME credit and MOC point.

Item Number: 92344.1


Paul H. Mayo, MD, FCCP
Professor, Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine
Director, Critical Care Education
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Mangala Narasimhan, DO, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Section Chief, Critical Care Medicine
NS-LIJ Medical Centers
New Hyde Park, NY

Seth J. Koenig, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
New Hyde Park, NY

Education Mission
To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points 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 points.

Upon successful completion of this activity, CHEST will submit your information directly to ABIM, on your behalf. Please allow 5-7 business days for ABIM MOC points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed
Learning Category 4: Case- and Problem-Based

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Critical Care Education

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