CME Course

CME course1 CME Course

sponsored by:

the Department of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In the evaluation and treatment of acute illness, seconds count. Focused bedside ultrasound has gained widespread use in emergency and critical care settings as an adjunct to physical examination and to aid in the performance of bedside procedures.

This intensive, hands-on course was designed with a critical care approach in mind, focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the evaluation of:

  • Airway assessment
  • Breathing (lung, pleura, pneumothoirax, pulmonary edema, etc.)
  • Circulation (Shock assessment, volume status, cardiac contractility)
  • Disability (Trauma assessment)
  • Procedure Guidance

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As a result of this course, participants should feel comfortable with the use of bedside ultrasound for diagnosis of emergent pathology and in guidance of bedside procedures


At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss the practical clinical use of limited ultrasound in patient care
  2. Identify normal anatomy as well as pathology such as pericardial effusion, hemoperitoneum, and pneumothorax
  3. Guide bedside procedures such as placement of intravenous catheters, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and others
Target Audience:

Emergency and Critical Care Physicians and PAs