Point of Care Ultrasound for the Hospitalist

UCSF Parnassus
513 Parnassus Ave (Room S-20)
San Francisco, CA 94143

Course# MDM20P02
Dates: October 20 - 21, 2019

Location: UCSF Parnassus Heights
513 Parnassus Ave (Room S-20)
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Registration Fees

Early Bird Ends July 31st
Physicians $1,350
Advanced Practice Professionals $1,350

Regular Fee Begins August 1st
Physicians $1,450
Advanced Practice Professionals $1,450


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2018 POCUS


The UCSF Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for the Hospitalist Workshop is a hands-on experience to learn the techniques of bedside ultrasound. Live demonstrations, case review, and didactics will complement hours of hands-on practice sessions. Participants will gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to integrate bedside ultrasound into clinical practice.

The workshop is designed to maximize the participant’s time practicing ultrasound skills on live models. The groups will have a small ratio of participants learning (3:1 at hands on stations) from experienced instructors who utilize POCUS in their hospital medicine practices. The curriculum will be based on practical skills needed for the hospitalized patient with a focus on protocols and cases that underscore how POCUS can be applicable in real world scenarios. Specifically the participant will learn to obtain imaging of the heart, lungs, abdominal organs, and vascular structures with time to practice interpretation of normal and abnormal images and discussion of clinical applicability. Attendees will learn appropriate ultrasound guided technique for procedures such as thoracentesis, central venous access, and paracentesis with time for questions and answers. The workshop ends with a special session on program developmetn and ecomonics of POCUS.

This course is an “Approved 2-day POCUS Course” for the SHM POCUS Certificate of Completion https://www.hospitalmedicine.org/clinical-topics/ultrasonography-cert/


At the end of the workshop, a participant will have enhanced skills and strategies to:

  1. Apply the fundamental principles of ultrasound technology and perform basic operation of a portable ultrasound machine;
  2. Utilize techniques to perform bedside ultrasound for the purpose of procedural guidance (paracentesis, thoracentesis, central venous catheter placement, and lumbar puncture);
  3. Utilize techniques to perform focused diagnostic ultrasound examinations at the bedside, including imaging of the heart, lungs, and major abdominal organs;
  4. Recognize the indications for basic point of care ultrasound exams and protocols, in light of the clinical utility and limitations of bedside ultrasound imaging;
  5. Practice interpretation of normal and abnormal ultrasound images.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Pharmacy: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category 1 Credit™ from AOACCME.  Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
This CME activity meets the requirements under California Assembly Bill 1195, continuing education and cultural and linguistic competency.

ABIM MOC Credits                                                                                                                                     
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 16 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.  IMPORTANT: The online course evaluation must be completed by the due date specified. Within 45 days after submitting your evaluation, we will report your MOC points.


Day 1:

8-830 Breakfast & pretest

830-9 Welcome

9-9:45 Focused Cardiac US

9:45-10 Break

10-1200 Scanning live models (4 stations)

  1. Parasternal long/Short
  2. Apical 4 chamber
  3. Subcostal 4 chamber and IVC
  4. Abnormal image interpretation

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1330 Lung & Thoracentesis

13:30-1400 DVT, Central Venous Access, skin/soft tissue

1400-1415 Break

1415-1615 Scanning live models

  1. Lung, thoracentesis
  2. CVC, PIV
  3. DVT, soft tissue, abdominal wall
  4. Abnormal image interpretation

1615-1700 Competency & Clinical Integration


Day 2:

8-830 Breakfast

830-950 Abdominal US

950-1000 Break

10-1200 Scanning live models
1: Aorta and branches, LUQ
2: RUQ, GU
3: LP, Paracentesis
4: Abnormal image interpretation

1200-1300 Lunch

1300-1400 POCUS HM Program Management + Q&A

1400-1415 Break

1415-1600 Free Scan (+ pathology)

1600-1645 Wrap up, Post test

Course Chairs

Trevor Jensen, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Brandon Boesch, DO
Chief of Hospital Medicine
Internal Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Director
Highland Hospital- A Member of Alameda Health System

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing before 9/20/2019 will be refunded, less a $150 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to [email protected].