Ultrasound Essentials for Surgical Residents (USER) - Geisinger

The National Ultrasound Faculty of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has developed the UltraSound Essentials for Surgical Residents for residents interested 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 Residents 
Ellen Hagopian, MD, FACS

Vascular ultrasound
William R. Fry, MD, FACS

Ultrasound of the breast
Jay K. Harness, MD, FACS

Abdominal Ultrasound and Extended FAST
Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, MD, FACS

Thyroid and Parathyroid ultrasound 
R. Stephen Smith, MD, FACS

 

Target Audience

Surgical residents

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Ultrasound Essentials for Surgical Residents, the learner should be able to describe the positions and techniques used to conduct: 

  • Vascular ultrasound
  • Thyroid and parathyroid ultrasound
  • Ultrasound of the breast
  • Abdominal ultrasound and extended FAST

Contact

  • If you have any questions about this course, please contact Gay Lynn Dykman, Administrator, Exported Ultrasound Courses at 312-202-5262 or email gdykman@facs.org.
  • For questions about the course content or any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/13/2020
Course expires: 
10/13/2023

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 Disclosures

David Hoyt, MD, FACS - Nothing to disclose
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS - 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

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

This activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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