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Emergency Ultrasound
  • 5.25 AMA PRA category 1 CME Credits
  • Printable Diploma
  • 10 chapters
  • More than 5 hours of video content
  • 11 lectures



The Emergency Ultrasound MasterClass will further improve your bedside ultrasound skills and expand your ability in other areas, particularly critical care and echocardiography, to make fast decisions for critically-ill patients with cardiac and pulmonary pathologies.

After completing the Emergency MasterClass, you will have deepened your knowledge of bedside cardiac, DVT, soft tissue, MSK, and ocular ultrasound exams, with an emphasis on using ultrasound during resuscitation and for procedural guidance.

The Emergency Ultrasound MasterClass is designed to expand on the lessons taught in the Emergency BachelorClass by focusing on echocardiography, critical care, and resuscitation.

The class begins with an introduction to Doppler technology and how it can improve your ability to accurately and efficiently make important assessments in critically ill patients. The next step will be learning the principles and techniques for pulmonary ultrasound, DVT ultrasound, and the evaluation of left and right ventricular function. All of this information is then distilled into an easy to understand resuscitation algorithm for patients with undifferentiated shock. You will also learn how to perform ultrasound-guided techniques for lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, peritonsillar abscess drainage, pericardiocentesis, and transvenous pacemaker placement.

Furthermore, the course will guide you through the ultrasonic techniques for evaluating soft tissue and musculoskeletal pathologies and a comprehensive yet easy method for evaluating heart valve pathologies. Finally, a special chapter is dedicated to ocular ultrasound techniques and the evaluation of retinal detachment, vitreous haemorrhage, lens dislocation, and papilledema.


  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Emergency Physicians
  • Geriatricians
  • Internists
  • Medical Students
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Sonographers


Thomas Cook - MD USA

Palmetto Health / University of South Carolina

Patrick Hunt - MD USA

Palmetto Health / University of South Carolina

Robinson M. Ferre, MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine / Vanderbilt University Nashville



Doppler Physics


This lecture is an introduction to Doppler ultrasound physics as well as the four modalities used in diagnostic ultrasound: color Doppler, power Doppler, pulse save Doppler, and continuous wave Doppler.


Pulmonary Ultrasound


This lecture covers the principles of performing pulmonary ultrasound as well as how to identify pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary consolidation.


Evaluation Left Ventricular Function


This is a basic lecture covering how to evaluate left ventricular function with ultrasound.


DVT Ultrasound


This lecture covers the ultrasonic evaluation of deep venous thrombus evaluation as well as clinical pathways for management.


Evaluation of the Right Heart


This is a basic lecture covering the evaluation of right heart function with ultrasound.


US-guided Procedures


This lecture covers the ultrasound-guided technique for thoracentesis, paracentesis, peri-tonsillar abscess drainage, lumbar puncture, pericardiocentesis, and placement of a transvenous pacer.


Soft Tissue & MSK


This lecture covers several soft tissue pathologies diagnosed by ultrasound as well as basic musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques for the evaluation of fractures and tendon injuries.




This lecture covers the use of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of undifferentiated shock.


Heart Valve Pathology


This lecture covers the basics of using ultrasound for evaluating heart valve pathology in addition to mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis.


Aortic Valve Pathology


This lecture covers aortic valve pathology in addition to thoracic aorta dissection.