A customized course covering all basic applications in Point-of-Care Ultrasound, with options to cover more advanced applications based on skill level and comfort. The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on teaching with ultrasound fellowship trained faculty on standardized patients, phantom models, and top-of-the-line simulation trainers in our state-of-the-art Li Ka Shing Simulation Center. There are laptop-based simulators and online didactics for additional learning as well as high-yield quality-assurance image review sessions where faculty discuss all studies performed in the Stanford Emergency Department.
2 or 4 weeksApplicants: Attending or post-graduate level physician in any medical specialty; international applications accepted
$5,000 for 2 weeks and $10,000 for 4 weeks.
Stanford School of Medicine/Stanford Health Care, 900 Welch Rd, Suite 350, Palo Alto CA 94304
Upon Completion for Course, participants will be able to:
1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain optimal image quality.
2) Acquire ultrasound images in point-of-care evaluation of Cardiac Echo, IVC, Lung, abdominal aorta, renal, gallbladder, trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal pelvis, bladder volume, deep venous thrombosis, soft tissues.
3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Extended - Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.
4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of peripheral and central IV catheters
5) Optional: To perform more advanced US guided procedures such as paracentesis, thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, arthrocentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Foreign body removal, Incision and Drain of Abscesses, Peri-tonsilar abscess, Peripheral Nerve Blocks
All applicants will be reviewed, and subject to background, credential, letter of support from department chair, and immunization checks prior to final approval. All applicants will be required to complete online health modules, HIPAA, and other training modules prior to their start date. In general, please apply 4-5 months prior to your desired start date. Payment must be received 1 month prior to start date.
Cancellations received in writing 24 hours before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $250 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.
Sample Schedule of Course
(Customized to applicant’s level and interest)
Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound
Physics & Fundamentals of Ultrasound, “Knobology”
US guided peripheral and central venous access
10a-12p:Hands on Workshop
Basics of using machine (Probe placement/Orientation, “the dot”, Knobs)
US guided Peripheral IV access practice on gel models and phantom model
US guided Central IV access practice on phantom model
1p-4p:Lecture & Hands on Workshop – Abdominal & Pelvic US (w/ Standardized Patient)
Trans-abdominal and Trans-vaginal Pelvis (using Phantom model)
8a-9a:Review of Abdominal Ultrasound
9a-12p:Lecture & Hands on Workshop – Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular (w/ Standardized Patient)
Cardiac Echo including EPSS and Fractional Shortening assessment
IVC and Volume Assessment
Deep Venous Thrombosis
1p-4p:Sonosim Cases (Laptop based training module)
9a-10a:Review of Cardiac, Thoracic, Vascular Ultrasound
10a-12p:Lecture & Hands on Workshop – EFAST (w/ Standardized Patient)
12p-1p:Lecture & Hands on Workshop – Procedures (w/ Phantom trainers)
1p-4p: Soft Tissue evaluation: Cellulitis vs Abscess, US guided IND
9a-10a:US “Quality Assurance” Day with faculty & US fellow
10a-4p:Lecture: current US topic and literature
US Quality & Assurance (Lunch provided)
Review all US images acquired by staff, and critique quality and interpretation. Learn basics of implementing a US program within a department or division including: archiving images, logging images, billing and feedback processes.
10a-12p:Case based review of US applications
12p-5p:Open time for any desired review, questions, practice.
Cori Poffenberger, MD Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Visiting Physician Ultrasound Program
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound in Medical Education firstname.lastname@example.org
Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program email@example.com
Viveta Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenton Anderson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research email@example.com
Deborah Kimball, MD
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound in Medical Education firstname.lastname@example.org