POCUS in PT: An Introduction to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Ultrasound, Part 1

POCUS in PT: An Introduction to Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Ultrasound, Part 1

Includes a Live Web Event on 09/25/2023 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Learning Objective(s)
After watching this activity, you should be able to:

  • Review cardiac and vascular anatomy through diagnostic ultrasound;
  • Describe the indications to the use of diagnostic ultrasound use in PT practice;
  • Discuss potential barriers to the use of diagnostic ultrasound in PT; and
  • Discuss clinical cases that highlight the use of ultrasound across all settings of PT practice.

Faculty: Stephen Ramsey PT, DPT, CCS

Available Credit: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/1 ARRT Category A credit(s). Upon completion of the learning activity, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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As of August 1, 2020, you will have 1 attempt to successfully pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% and claim your certificate.

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Release Date: 09/25/2023
Expiration Date: 09/24/2026

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AIUM designates this internet activity enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation

This activity can be used to meet part of relevant AIUM Training Guidelines and/or maintenance credits for accreditation purposes. Learn more about AIUM Ultrasound Practice Accreditation here.

ARRT Category A Credit 

The AIUM is a Recognized Continuing Education Evaluation Mechanism (RCEEM) for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT). The AIUM is the owner and sponsor of this activity. This activity is approved by the AIUM for ARRT Category A credit. This CE activity may be available in multiple formats or from different CE sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities (e.g., Internet courses, home study programs, directed readings, live lectures) to be repeated for CE credit in the same CE biennium.

Additional Credit Information

  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The ARDMS accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™.

Documenting CME Credits

All participants who pass the post-test have access to a CME certificate. The AIUM will submit credits to the ARDMS for active AIUM membership accounts with a valid ARDMS ID number. It is the participant’s responsibility to ensure credit accuracy and adherence to any audit requests.

Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all individuals in control of content must disclose any financial relationship(s) or other relationship(s) held within the past 24 months. The AIUM implements a mechanism to identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners.

Disclosures for this Activity

  • Ashley McDermott, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Stephen Ramsey, PT, DPT, CCS

Critical Care Clinical Coordinator

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital

Stephen Ramsey graduated from Medical College of Georgia's DPT program in 2014. He began work in the cardiac critical care units before completing the Cardiovascular and pulmonary Residency program through Mercer University in July 2016 and achieved board certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical therapy in 2017.
Stephen continues to work full time clinically in the cardiac ICUs, primarily with patients on temporary mechanical circulatory support devices. He is the Residency coordinator for the Mercer-Piedmont CVP Residency Program and serves as the clinical coordinator for ICU at Piedmont. He is adjunct faculty at Mercer University where he teaches the entry level DPT Cardiovascular and pulmonary content and assists with Diagnostic Ultrasound Education for the Mercer Physician Assistant Program. His current areas of research include mobilizing patients with femorally placed mechanical circulatory support devices, and the use of diagnostic ultrasound in PT practice.