UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons Course (USES)

The National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed the UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons (USES) Course for physicians and medical professionals in ultrasound imaging. This online, on-demand course provides the learner with basic education and training in ultrasound imaging as a foundation for specific clinical applications.

Course Outline

Introduction to UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons
David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Welcome to UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME

UltraSound Essentials for Surgeons
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS

Overview of Ultrasound
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS

Introduction to Ultrasound History
Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, FACS

Physics of Ultrasound
William R. Fry, MD, FACS and Russell B. Smith, MD, FACS

Instrumentation and Knobology
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS and Russell B. Smith, MD, FACS

Scanning Techniques and Artifacts
Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, FACS and Russell B. Smith, MD, FACS

Clinical Examples Supplemental Videos

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Physicians or medical professionals in ultrasound imaging

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the ACS Ultrasound Education Program
  • Identify techniques and differentiate challenges associated with surgeon performed ultrasound
  • Illustrate the possibilities and limitations of ultrasound in clinical applications
  • Locate resources for getting started in Surgeon Performed Ultrasound
  • Develop enabling strategies to improve surgeon ultrasound skills

Contact

  • For questions about the course content or any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 4.00 Self Assessment Credit
Course opens: 
02/03/2020
Course expires: 
02/28/2023

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Faculty and Disclosures

David Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSS, FSACME - Nothing to disclose
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Scott A. Dulchavsky, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
William R. Fry, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Lawrence Marshall Gillman, MD - Nothing to disclose
Mark A. Gittleman, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Jay Kenneth Harness, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Junji Machi, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Amy Catherine Sisley, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Pat Winston Whitworth, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Eugene Zierler, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 4 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

Available Credit

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.00 Certificate of Completion
  • 4.00 Self Assessment Credit
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Course Fee

The following is the course fee for each category. You will be asked to register for the course and provide payment information to complete the registration process. 

Fellows and Affiliate MD/DO  -  $ 275
Nonmembers and Other  -  $ 350
Resident Member  -  $ 130
Medical Students Member: $65