Activity information

The certificate of this course includes 4 CME credits. To complete the course you need to pass all quizzes. Only participants with an active Pro Membership will be able to claim CME. If you want to claim CME too, please upgrade to a Pro Membership.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Consultants and Medmastery GmbH. CME Consultants is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

CME Consultants designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Desired Outcomes

  1. Identify key artifacts that can impact ultrasound guidance for procedures.
  2. Use the “in plane” and “out of plane” approach.
  3. Acquire images in both sagittal and transverse scanning planes.
  4. Identify normal ultrasound landmarks for guiding central line placement.
  5. Identify normal ultrasound landmarks for guiding lumbar puncture.
  6. Identify the ultrasound findings of pleural effusion to guide thoracentesis.
  7. Identify the ultrasound findings of free fluid in the abdomen to guide paracentesis.
  8. Discriminate between endotracheal tube placement in the trachea and in the esophagus.
  9. Master ultrasound transducer sterile technique.

Target Audience

This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Internists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Anesthesiologists, Intensive Care Specialists, Family Doctors, Neurologists, Hematologists, and Gastroenterologists.

Core Competencies

This activity encompasses the following desirable physician attributes: Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, and Practice-Based Learning & Improvement.


The presentational method for this activity is Lecture.

Instructions for participation

Each participant must watch all the video lessons, successfully pass all quizzes of this activity with a grade of 70% or higher and complete a post-evaluation form. Once completed, your certificate will be made available immediately for download. If you receive a score of 69% or less, you may retake the quiz until successful.

Hardware and software requirements

Medmastery requires a modern Web browser (Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome) and the latest version of Adobe Flash. Moreover, a PDF-Reader is required in order to view certain downloads. For questions or technical support, please contact [email protected].

Disclosure statement


Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.



The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose


Sarah Damewood, MD has nothing to disclose. The course content has been peer-reviewed for content validity and found to be evidenced-based, fair, balanced, and free from commercial bias.


Privacy statement

Medmastery is committed to protecting the privacy of personal and other information of its members. Medmastery will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the ACCME. Medmastery will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. Medmastery collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request. Additional information regarding Medmastery’s Privacy Policy can be viewed at:

Release Date

This activity was originally released for credit on November 27, 2017.

Review Date

This activity was reviewed on October 16, 2019 and November 10, 2021.

Termination Date

This activity is valid for credit through November 27, 2023.