Quality medical care in low-resource settings is often hampered by lack of objective clinical information. ultrasonography is a useful technology in such settings, providing vital data to support patient care decision-making. This course enhances performance and interpretation for ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, lung, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, joint and venous access, and eFAST exam.
- Apply the basic principles of ultrasonography to clinical settings
- Perform basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
- Interpret basic ultrasonography of carotid, thyroid, heart, aorta, abdomen, urinary tract, DVT screening, and joint and venous access
- Perform eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams
- Interpret eFAST (Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) Exams
The Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound For Primary Care has two sections: online and in-classroom. The online component provides didactic preparation for imaging of thyroid, venous and DVT screening, vascular and carotid, abdominal and renal, cardiac and thoracic. Following is the general schedule of the in-classroom section.
Each major topic will begin with a rapid review of anatomy and examples of normal scan planes, followed by supervised, hands-on scanning experience to achieve normal scan planes, ultrasound techniques and equipment control.
8:00 Principles of US equipment use and image optimization
9:00 Thyroid & Carotid
10:00 Limited Echo & Thoracic
11:00 Abdominal, Renal, Urinary & eFAST
1:00 DVT Screening
2:00 Joint Space Access (Glenohumeral, Superiolateral Knee)
3:00 Venous Access (Internal Jugular, Subclavian, Basilic, Common Femoral)
*In-Classroom Session schedule is subject to change
Enrollment in the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound For Primary Care is open to healthcare professionals and healthcare profession learners, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants.
The following are the minimum computing requirements for participating in this course. Learners must have ready access to and be functionally proficient with:
- A personal computer with an up-to-date operating system and ample memory for downloads
- A web browser, preferably the most up-to-date version of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari
- Applications capable of opening Microsoft Word documents and of viewing PDFs
- An Internet connection, preferably high speed
- Capability of viewing YouTube and Vimeo videos
This course will equip learners to employ ultrasonography technology in low-resource and primary care settings.
Learners will achieve the competency objectives through the following education methods:
- Interactive online learning techniques
- Interactive live presentations
- Skill stations for increasing technical proficiency
- Case studies for developing clinical judgment
Evaluation Methods & Requirements For Successful Completion
This course is graded pass/fail. Successful pass requires:
- Ultrasound for Primary Care Post-Test ≥80%
- Satisfactory or higher demonstration of all required skills
- Complete course evaluation at the course conclusion.
Continuing Medical Education (CME) for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care is attained through satisfactory completion of the course requirements. Note: CME is not applicable to students or resident physicians.
There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Institute for International Medicine is accredited by the Missouri State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for International Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion indicating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ will be issued for completing this course. Certificates may be submitted to applicable state boards for recognition.
No persons in control of the content of this course have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.
|Nicholas Comninellis MD MPH DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|David Culpepper MD FACP||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|John Gibson MD DIMPH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Fred Loper MD||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Timothy Myrick MD DTMH||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
|Leda Rivera||No relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose|
Participants who successfully complete the course of study and who pass the final examinations will receive the INMED Professional Qualification in Ultrasound For Primary Care. Academic credit earned is 1 credit hour. Verification of the educational experience will be provided to any learner’s affiliated school or residency program. Those who do not pass the final examinations will receive a certificate of attendance.
The tuition for the INMED Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care is $395 per participant. There is no additional charge for Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.
Participants will receive access to the INMED Obstetrics Ultrasound Short Self-Paced Course, one day of supervised hands-on ultrasound skill development, and upon satisfactory participation and skill demonstration, the INMED Professional Qualification in Ultrasound for Primary Care. Please note that accommodations and meals are not included.
For more information, view the Cost page.
Presently, this course is only being offered in Kansas City, Missouri.
This course is offered in connection with the Humanitarian Health Conference. Please visit the conference website for event accommodation information.
The In-Classroom Section in Kansas City, MO, will be held at Graceway.
Street Address: 5460 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Raytown, MO 64133
If you are traveling from the Kansas City International Airport, your starting address is: 1 International Square, Kansas City, MO 64153
David Culpepper, MD, FACP
John Gibson, MD, DIMPH
INMED Professional Qualification Course in Ultrasound for Primary Care graduates are applying their skills on behalf of patients throughout the North America, and at INMED Training Sites, including those in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, and Haiti.
Number of graduates to date: 383
Prior INMED Ultrasound For Primary Care Courses
June 8, 2023, Kansas City, MO
October 14, 2022, Kansas City, MO
June 9, 2022, Kansas City, MO
December 3, 2021, Glendale, CA
November 3-4, 2021, Pittsburgh, PA
October 23, 2021, Long Island, NY
August 14, 2021, Long Island, NY
June 11, 2021, Kansas City, MO
October 14-15, 2020, Pittsburgh, PA
December 12, 2019, Glendale, CA
November 20-21, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
April 4, 2019, Kansas City MO
March 28, 2019, Fort Worth TX
December 13, 2018, Glendale CA
November 14-15, 2018, Pittsburgh PA
April 13, 2018, Kansas City, MO
March 23, 2018, Fort Worth TX
November 28, 2017, Pittsburgh PA
May 29, 2017, Fort Worth TX
May 23, 2017 Kansas City MO
November 29, 2016, Pittsburgh PA
May 19, 2016, Kansas City MO
April 4, 2016, Bogalusa LA
March 30, 2016, Fort Worth TX
October 10, 2015, Glendale CA
March 25, 2015, Fort Worth TX
May 26, 2014, Kansas City MO
March 26, 2014, Fort Worth TX