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Bringing together two world-leading products, the 123sonography online video-based POCUS FocusClass and the Inteleos™ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy. The POCUS Generalist Certification Course is the complete education and certification offer for the modern medical professional.
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This chapter is designed to provide you with a focus on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills, along with techniques involved in handheld ultrasound Echocardiography to evaluate the heart chambers in 2D. Learn how to differentiate normal heart function from major...
In a first glance Prof. Thomas Binder will talk about pleural effusions. Next to come are artifacts of the lung such as A-lines and B-lines, how to identify a pulmonary edema and you will learn how you can quickly and accurately identify a pneumothorax.
This chapter is designed for healthcare professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. The chapter will provide you with probe manipulation techniques and an early pregnancy ultrasound protocol with handheld devices. You will experience how to differentiate ectopic...
This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills. The professional will be able to identify the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures...
This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills. The professional will be the variants and abnormalities of the urinary tract from presentations, hands-on...
This chapter was designed for healthcare professionals who aim to incorporate handheld ultrasound assessment of the biliary tract in their practice. The professional will learn how to recognise the variants and abnormalities of the biliary tract from presentations, hands-on demo and case-based...
This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions in your practice by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology and probe-manipulation skills. The topic provides an overview of anatomical structures and vessels around the abdominal...
This chapter provides an introduction to the anatomy and ultrasound examination of the knee and shoulder. Particular emphasis is given to scanning protocols as well as tips and strategies for obtaining high-quality images. The professional will be able to identify the sonographic appearance of...
This chapter aims to improve your understanding and use of handheld ultrasound to answer clinical questions by focussing on sonographic planes, terminology, and probe manipulation skills. Importantly, an overview of anatomical landmarks of the peripheral venous system is included as part of...
Imaging the carotid arteries is "straight forward". In this chapter we will explain, which instrumentation you need and how a carotid ultrasound exam is performed. Here you will also review the anatomy of neck arteries and learn when a carotid scan is indicated in a point of care...
Scanning the lungs is not difficult to learn and it can easily be combined with the ultrasound of other organs. This chapter covers the sonographic anatomy and demonstrates how to image the lungs. We provide you with in-depth insights into pleural effusion, pulmonary congestion, consolidations...
Prof. Thomas Binder, MD, FESC
Birgit Sticht, SMC
Martin Altersberger, MD
Wilfried Röthy, MD
Patricia Koster, AMS
Markus Haumer, MD
Katherine Eller, AMS
Prof. Dirk Becker, MD PhD
The POCUS FocusClass will ensure you will become skilled in the use of handheld ultrasound devices and ultrasound exams in your clinical setting. You will save critical time in making a diagnosis - even if you currently have little or no experience in the use of ultrasound - with a course specifically designed for general practitioners, medical students, primary care physicians, physician assistants, sonographers, and health care professionals. The POCUS FocusClass is certified for 4.25 AMA PRA category 1 credits (CME credits).
The POCUS Generalist Certification includes nine separate assessments which match the chapters of the POCUS FocusClass. Each of these assessments is necessary to complete before the POCUS Generalist certification may be awarded.
After completing the POCUS FocusClass and POCUS Generalist Certification, you will be ready to successfully apply handheld ultrasound in your point of care environment. You will also have a broad understanding of instrumentation, ultrasound anatomy and pathology.
Your certification also illustrates your personal dedication to lifelong learning through continual growth and professional development. Providers may choose to pursue the POCUS Generalist Certification for a variety of reasons, such as:
- Showing unparalleled commitment to excellence in patient care and that you and your practice take care of each family like they are your own
- Advancing your practice with increased visibility and credibility
- Providing a critical edge in supporting patient safety
- Validating your POCUS expertise with the highest attainable certification in POCUS
- Promoting continued growth and professional development
- Saving 53% by completing the 123sonography POCUS FocusClass course bundle and the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy POCUS Generalist Certification
- POCUS Fundamentals Certificate
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Cardiac POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Hepatobiliary/Spleen POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Lower Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): 20 cases
- Lung POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Musculoskeletal (MSK) Soft Tissue POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Obstetrics/1st Trimester POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- Renal/Genitourinary POCUS Clinical Case Assessment
- POCUS Generalist Certification Peer Evaluation
Note - the time starts when the voucher code you are provided is entered into the system during your application process for each certificate/certification (Fundamentals and Generalist).
Assessments may be completed from the location of your choosing, although privacy is important to avoid sharing assessment content. A quiet environment with appropriate lighting and minimal distractions will improve your exam experience.
All assessments are available online and may be started and stopped at will. The assessment remembers the last question you answered and bookmarks that location. To return to an assessment, login to MY POCUS and access your Certificate Plan.
Candidates should carefully read all information concerning the Point-of-Care Certification Academy and its offerings prior to beginning the application process. It is also a good idea to watch the tutorial video, read the exam information, and review the technical specifications:
|Operating System||Windows 10
Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
|Display||Minimum resolution: 1024 x 768 in 16-bit color|
|Network Connection||The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy suggests that, whenever possible, exams are completed using a wired network. Wired networks typically provide more reliable exam delivery performance than wireless networks.|
|Internet Connection||Broadband (DSL, cable or LAN/WAN): 512 kbps up/down|
|Internet Browsers||Internet Explorer 9+ (preferred), latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari|
|Browser Settings||Internet Cookies must be enabled. All pop-Up blockers must be disabled.|
|Sound||Headphones (or speakers if in a private location) are acceptable. Note: Closed Captioning is also provided.|
|Testing Environment||A quiet environment is recommended. Exams include audio and video components. Appropriate lighting and minimal distractions will improve the exam experience.|
If unsuccessful, you may reapply after a 30-day waiting period. Please see Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ Policies for additional details.
POCUS Generalist Certification Course
- 4.25 AMA PRA category 1 credits -
- Online Medical Learning -
- Globally Recognized Certification -