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IUEM POCUS Case Series


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Course Introduction

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a powerful instrument in the hands of physicians who seek to use an imaging tool to aid in diagnosis and procedural guidance at the bedside. This course highlights real-world cases and uses of POCUS to enhance care by using a case-based delivery format. Each case has its own unique learning points that are emphasized in a short video format at the conclusion of each case. Cases are formatted by exam type and learners can quickly navigate from one case to the next.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the modules, you will be able to:

  • Describe how point of care ultrasound can be used in the diagnostic evaluation of patient’s presenting with the following chief complaints: shortness of breath, abdominal pain, pelvic pain in pregnancy, chest pain, soft tissue redness and swelling.
  • Analyze how a variety of cardiac findings on point of care ultrasound can assist in determining reversible causes of cardiac arrest and prognosticating on likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation.
  • List the advantages of using ultrasound to guide commonly performed hospital based procedures including: paracentesis, thoracentesis and vascular access.

Meet the Instructors

This course was written and reviewed by emergency physicians, clinicians, and faculty affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine including Rob Ferre, Daniel Brenner, Audrey Herbert, Joshua Kaine, Sarah Kennedy, Ben Nti, Jenna Pallansch, Frances Russell, Matt Rutz, Haig Setrakian, Pamela Soriano, and Greg Zahn.

For more information, contact Rob Ferre.

Accreditation Statement

acreditation logoIn support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Indiana University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity 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.

Disclosure Statement

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) policy ensures that those who have influenced the content of a CE activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies so that IUSM may identify and mitigate any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. All educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor.

There are no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.

*Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) defines an ineligible company as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.



Length: 8 hours


Credit: 8 CE credits


Emergency Medicine


Audience: Primary Care and specialty medicine physicians. Residents and fellows.