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.
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
- Practicing surgeons
- Physicians or medical professionals in ultrasound imaging
- 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
- For questions about the course content or any technical questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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
- 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 4.00 Self Assessment Credit
- 4.00 Certificate of Completion