HELPING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION

WCUI’s Continuing Medical Education division specializes in providing continuing education with an emphasis on point of care ultrasound for non-sonographers. Our team of esteemed healthcare professionals has years of experience in the field of ultrasound and educating a variety of student groups, both in-person and online from, practicing Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, Physical Therapists, and more. Our goal is to help established medical professionals expand their knowledge of ultrasound and develop the skills they need to utilize ultrasound in their practices. Through WCUI’s Continuing Medical Education group, we provide a variety of educational opportunities in topics like Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK), Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), a growing CME Library, and Customized Corporate trainings.

OUR COURSES

MSK (Musculoskeletal Ultrasound)

This upper and lower extremity ultrasound course will focus on musculoskeletal ultrasound of the most commonly scanned anatomy. Attendees will come away with the ability to identify normal and pathological joints on ultrasound.  They will also learn useful hands-on scanning techniques and protocols that they can take back to utilize in their practices.

  • Audience/Appropriate for: Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Orthopedists, Chiropractors, Physiatrists, and other specializing in Sports Medicine
  • Course Type: Hybrid model of delivery
  • Location: Online
  • Number of hours: 12 live
  • Objectives/Outcomes:
    • Review basic anatomy including bony anatomy, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the upper and lower extremity.
    • Identify normal joint images vs joint pathology on ultrasound.
    • Introduce and demonstrate a scanning protocol for the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, knee, hip, foot & ankle.
    • Manipulate the transducer in order to produce ultrasound images of applicable joint anatomy.
  • Continuing Education Credits:
  • Cost: Includes POCUS Fundamentals and POCUS Upper and Lower Extremity Certificate Fees; Two-month subscription to POCUS PRO; Equipment Loan

UPCOMING MSK COURSES

Introduction to MSK Ultrasound: Upper and Lower Extremity

  • The program includes POCUS certification fees (Fundamentals and MSK).

SCHEDULE

  • Introduction: Orientation & Kick-Off – Tuesday, November 24th, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AZT – Zoom Webinar
    • Course Introductions  and POCUS Fundamentals
  • Part One: Upper Extremity –  Tuesday and Thursday, December 1st and 3rd, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AZT – Zoom Teleguidance²
    • Lecture on shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand + virtual scanning lab¹
  • Part Two: Scanning Workshop –  Saturday, December 5th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm AZT – Residential On-Site
    • Hands-On Scanning Workshop;*Available virtually³
  • Part Three: Lower Extremity –  Tuesday and Thursday, December 8th and 10th, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AZT – Zoom Teleguidance²
    • Lecture on hip, knee, ankle, and foot + virtual scanning lab¹
  • Post- Course – TBD – Zoom Webinar
    • Two, one-hour image review sessions for MSK certification

REGISTER HERE: Sign-up today by filling out the form at this link: WCUI POCUS Course Enrollment Form. The WCUI CME team will reach out to you to help with any questions you may have and register you for the upcoming course.

¹Virtual scanning labs are conducted utilizing Butterfly iQ transducer and Teleguidance.
²Teleguidance is a feature available on the Butterfly iQ transducer. Participants may add the equipment (Butterfly iQ and/or associated iPad device) or purchase prior to the program.
³Particpants may attend the Scanning Workshop virtually utilizing a combination of Zoom and Butterfly Teleguidance.

PRICING

  • Certificates: Fundamentals and MSK POCUS – $220
  • Equipment¹: ButterflyiQ and iPad – $500
  • Virtual Sessions: Upper Extremity and Lower Extremity  – $1200
  • Hands-On Scanning Workshop² – $1200
  • Image Reviews (2) – $300
  • TOTAL PROGRAM COST – $3250
¹If attendee provides his/her own Butterfly iQ transducer and associated, device, program tuition is reduced by $500.
²If attendee chooses to attend the Hands-On Scanning Workshop virtually, program tuition is reduced by $500.

POCUS Generalist (Point-of-Care Ultrasound)

This course on point-of-care ultrasound techniques for the eight specialty clinical areas included in the POCUS Generalist Certification through the POCUS Certification Academy.

  • Audience/Appropriate for: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, etc. specializing in family practice, primary care, and/or general practice.
  • Course Type: Hybrid model of delivery
  • Location: Online
  • Number of hours: Up to 30
  • Objectives/Outcomes:
    • Review anatomy associated with each specialty area.
    • Identify normal images vs pathology on ultrasound.
    • Introduce and demonstrate a scanning technique for the associated specialty areas.
    • Manipulate the transducer in order to produce ultrasound images of applicable anatomy.
    • Review Case Studies appropriate to each specialty
  • Continuing Education Credits:
  • Cost: Includes POCUS Fundamentals and POCUS Generalist Certification Fees; Six-month subscription to POCUS PRO; Equipment Loan

UPCOMING POCUS COURSES

Coming Soon!

POCUS Emergency Medicine (Point-of-Care Ultrasound)

This course focuses on point-of-care ultrasound techniques for the seven specialty clinical areas included in the POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification through the POCUS Certification Academy.

  • Audience/Appropriate for: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Students, etc. specializing in emergency medicine
  • Course Type: Hybrid model of delivery
  • Location: Online
  • Number of hours: Up to 30
  • Objectives/Outcomes:
    • Review anatomy associated with each specialty area.
    • Identify normal images vs pathology on ultrasound.
    • Introduce and demonstrate a scanning technique for the associated specialty areas.
    • Manipulate the transducer in order to produce ultrasound images of applicable anatomy.
    • Review Case Studies appropriate to each specialty
  • Continuing Education Credits:
  • Cost: Includes POCUS Fundamentals and POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification Fees; Six-month subscription to POCUS PRO; Equipment Loan

UPCOMING POCUS EMERGENCY MEDICINECOURSES

Coming Soon!

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Headshot of Malka StromerMalka Stromer, MEd, BSc, RDMS, CRGS

Malka Stromer is a registered diagnostic medical sonographer whose clinical skills were fostered at the University Health Network and Mount Sinai’s Center of Excellence in Obstetrical Ultrasound, in Toronto, Canada. Malka has spent the past 15 years of her career sharing her enthusiasm for sonography as a professor, first at Mohawk College (the collaborative Mohawk-McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences) and then at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Arizona.

Malka has spoken at various professional events and educational institutions on topics including sonography of the bowel and her research in the ethics of obstetrical ultrasound. She has authored a chapter in a sonography text, and has won a research award through the SDMS, and most recently the John and Suanne Rouche Excellence Award through the League for Innovation in the Community Colleges.

Malka is the owner of Sound Sports Imaging, LLC, and together with her colleague Jeannine Noble, now teaches POCUS and MSK ultrasound to health care professionals around the world.

Jeannine Noble, PT, MS, RMSK

Jeannine Noble received her physical therapy degree at AZ School of Health Sciences (AT Still) in 1999. In the final semester of school, she was introduced to musculoskeletal ultrasound and found it to be a unique specialty in ultrasound that incorporated the anatomy background of physical therapy. Although there was very little written about musculoskeletal ultrasound in 2000, she was fortunate enough to work with physicians who saw the benefits of this new diagnostic tool.

Jeannine has performed too many scans to count in multiple specialty practices including orthopedic, physical medicine and rehab, and podiatry. She has also done training for Healcerion, GE, Esaote and Ezono. She has conducted trainings for private practices and large groups. She has worked on research projects at Midwestern University, AT Still, and various private entities.

Most recently Jeannine and her business partner, Malka Stromer, have been working with the faculty at Midwestern and AT Still helping to implement a Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) program. The goal of this program is to introduce ultrasound to the osteopathic students and assist them in becoming proficient users of ultrasound for basic diagnostic and interventional procedures.

CME Library

Check out our library of CME webinars designed to help you gain your yearly CME credits. These SDMS-approved asynchronous classes provide sonographers, vascular technologists, and MRI techs with up-to-date, industry-driven CME opportunities.
Connect with us at cme@wcui.edu to gain access!

Customized Corporate Training

Let us design a curriculum and delivery model that is right for you! Share with us your needs, and we would love to help you accomplish your goals.

Connect with us today to learn more: cme@wcui.edu

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