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Diagnostic POCUS Certificate Program

Credits Available: CME, Quality Improvement (Part 4)

Introducing the only Diagnostic POCUS Certificate Program created by physician anesthesiologists for physician anesthesiologists. Expand and validate your diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) expertise for hospital credentialing and...  Read More +




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This activity awards a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and up to 10 points toward MOCA Part 4 requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements: The American Society of Anesthesiologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ program and MOCA® are registered trademarks of The American Board of Anesthesiology®. MOCA 2.0® is a trademark of the American Board of Anesthesiology®.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

This activity contributes to the Part 4: Improvement in Medical Practice requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program® (MOCA®), known as MOCA 2.0. Earn up to 10 points for completion of the activity. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
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  1. Prepare and implement a practice performance plan involving the use of diagnostic point-of care ultrasound to facilitate patient care.
  2. Record participation and successful completion of diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound course work in basics of ultrasound, cardiac ultrasound, lung ultrasound, and gastric ultrasound.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of ultrasound basics, including recognition of common artifacts and suboptimal images.
  4. Demonstrate competency in the acquisition of focused ultrasound images of the heart, lung, and gastric organ systems.
  5. Identify and interpret focused ultrasound images (cardiac, lung and gastric organ systems) containing normal and abnormal pathology relevant to the practice of a physician anesthesiologist.
  6. Recognize the indications, contraindications, and scope of practice of point-of-care ultrasound of the heart, lung, and gastric organ systems. 
 
This program is offered exclusively to physicians and designed specifically for physician anesthesiologists interested in improving their diagnostic POCUS skills. 

Faculty/Editors
Editor-in-Chief, Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD, FASE

Josh Zimmerman, MD, FASE

Orode Badakhsh, MD

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD

Bradley Coker, MD

Lev Deriy, MD

H. David Hardman, MD, MBA, FASA

Stephen Haskins, MD

McKenzie Hollon, MD, FASE

William Manson, MD

Oliver Panzer, MD

Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC 

Scientific Pulmonary Advisor
Alberto Goffi, MD

Scientific Support
Clemons M. Ortner, MD, MS, DESA

David Ramsingh, MD

Program Liaisons
John C. Klick, MD, FCCP, FASE, FCCM

Dolores B. Njoku, MD 
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Liaison (AIUM)
ASA Committee on Surgical & Procedural Anesthesia

The American Society of Anesthesiologists remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any potential conflict of interest identified by our faculty members. It is not the intent of the American Society of Anesthesiologists to eliminate all situations of potential conflict of interest, but rather to enable those who are working with the American Society of Anesthesiologists to recognize situations that may be subject to question by others. All disclosed conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. The American Society of Anesthesiologists educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all American Society of Anesthesiologists activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relationships will be made available for all educational activities.
Disclosures: Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD has disclosed consulting fees with Teleflex/Arrow. Jan Boublik, MD, Ph.D. has disclosed consulting fees with Pajunk. Anahi Perlas, MD has disclosed funded research from Fisher and Paykel. All other authors, editors and staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

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