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 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- Identify key artifacts that can impact ultrasound guidance for procedures.
- Use the “in plane” and “out of plane” approach.
- Acquire images in both sagittal and transverse scanning planes.
- Identify normal ultrasound landmarks for guiding central line placement and for guiding lumbar puncture.
- Identify the ultrasound findings of pleural effusion to guide thoracentesis.
- Identify the ultrasound findings of free fluid in the abdomen to guide paracentesis.
- Discriminate between endotracheal tube placement in the trachea and in the esophagus.
- Master ultrasound transducer sterile technique.
This activity is geared to meet the educational requirements of Internists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Anesthesiologists, Intensive Care Specialists, Family Doctors, Neurologists, Hematologists, and Gastroenterologists.
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].
The following planners for this activity have stated they have no relevant financial relationships: Franz Wiesbauer, MD, MPH; Shelley Jacobs, PhD; Clemens Lang, MD; Michael Marchiano, MD; William T. Choctaw, MD, JD; Lester Holstein, MD; Judy Hyle, CHCP; Nancy Williams; and Pricilla Graham.
Sara Damewood, MD has stated that she has no relevant financial relationships 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.
This activity was originally released for credit on November 27, 2017.
This activity was reviewed on October 16, 2019.
This activity is valid for credit through November 27, 2021.