Department of Medicine

Introduction to HM-POCUS Course

Why POCUS?

Be at the forefront of medicine. Bedside ultrasound gives today’s physicians an advantage in making critical decisions without the delay of laboratory testing or imaging diagnostics.

Curriculum

This five-day course in New York City will give you the skills to confidently integrate POCUS into your everyday practice. Learn through hands on scanning, image interpretation, case discussions, and evidence review. The course covers applications in cardiac, pulmonary and pleural, renal, GU, abdominal, biliary, vascular, and musculoskeletal sonography.

  • Scan with live models
  • Uniquely low 2:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • More hours of hands-on scanning than other national course

Who Are We?

Certified by the American Chest Society, our faculty are engaged in the development of national guidelines and teach at conferences held by the American College of Physicians and the Society of Hospital Medicine. And, moreover, we love to scan!

Who should attend?

The course is specifically designed for hospital medicine practitioners. However, the content will be useful to attendings, residents, and mid-level providers (PAs, NPs) in the following areas:

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Emergency medicine

Date

February 11-15, 2019

July 29-August 2, 2019

Location

    

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

    

Belfer Research Building 302-A/B/C/D       
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

Register for the course

Agenda

Monday

8:00-8:30

Registration

8:30-8:45

Welcome & Introduction

8:45-9:15

Review of Anatomy and Probe position

9:20-9:40

Image Review - Renal and Bladder

9:45-10:05

Scan

10:10-10:30

Image Review - GU Pathology

10:30-10:45

Break (15 minutes)

10:45-11:05

Abdominal Differentials on US

11:10-11:30

Scan

11:35-11:55

AKI cases

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-1:40

Image Review - lung/pleura

1:40-1:55

Break

1:55-2:35

Scan Lung/Pleura

2:35-2:50

Break

2:50-3:30

Protocol/Cases, Integration

4:00

Day #1 ends

Homework         

Cardiac Ultrasound video

Tuesday

8:30-9:00

Review: anatomy & probe position

9:05-9:25

EF video & M Mode

9:30-9:50

Scan PLAX

9:55-10:15

Image Review EF & M Mode

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-10:50

Color Doppler video

1:55-11:15

Scan PSAX

11:20-11:40

Image Review valve, Doppler

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-1:20

3D Anatomy of the Heart

1:25-1:45

Scan A4

1:50-2:10

Image Review

2:10-2:30

Break

2:30-2:55

Volume Status

3:00-3:25

Scan S4 & IVC

3:30-3:55

Ultrasound Cases (Volume Status IVC)

4:00-5:00

Scanning Clinic (optional)

Homework         

Pericardial Effusion and RV videos

Wednesday

8:30-9:00

Image Optimization PLAX

9:00-9:20

Scan PLAX

9:20-9:40

Image Review RV

10:10-10:25

Break

1:25-10:45

Image Optimization PSAX

10:50-11:10

Scan PSAX

11:15-11:35

Image Review pericardial effusion

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-1:20

Image Optimization A4

1:25-1:45

Scan A4

1:50-2:10

Shock Protocol

2:10-2:25

Break

2:25-2:45

Image Optimization S4

2:50-3:10

Scan S4

3:15-3:35

Cases

4:00-5:00

Scanning Clinic (optional)

Homework       

Watch Aorta, LE veins, and GB videos

Thursday

8:30-9:00

Review of Aorta Anatomy

9:05-9:45

Scan Aorta & GB

9:45-10:00

Break

10:00-10:45

Image Review: Aorta & GB

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-11:45

Cases (combined)

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-1:30

Review of LE veins: anatomy

1:40-2:40

Scan LE veins

2:20-2:30

Break

2:30-3:10

Image Review: LE veins & cases

3:10-3:20

Break

3:20-4:00

Evidence

4:00-5:00

Scanning Clinic (optional)

Homework        

MSK videos

Friday

8:30-9:10

Scan MSK

9:15-9:25

Break

9:25-10:05        

Cases (Nilam Soni)

10:05-10:20

Break

10:20-11:00

Cases

11:00-11:15

Break

11:15-12:00

Resources & Program planning

12:00-1:00

Lunch

1:00-2:00

Practical Exam

2:00-3:00

Written Exam

3:00-4:00

Wrap Up & Test review

4:00

Day #5 ends

Winter 2019 Details

Course Location

The Cornell Club
6 East 44th Street
New York, NY 10017

Parking

Enterprise York Garage LLC
1175 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065
(212) 223-4219

Rapid Park Industries (Cornell University Weill Greenberg Center)
1305 York Avenue NY, NY 10021
(212) 866-1000

The Somerset Garage
1365 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
(212) 650-0911

Hotels

The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
http://www.nypguestfacility.com/

The Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10065
https://bentleyhotelnyc.com/

Garden NYC-an Affinia Hotel
215 East 64th Street, NY, NY 10065
https://www.affinia.com/gardens

AirBnB options

Course Fees

Attendee Type

On or before
December 11, 2018

After
December 11, 2018

US Attending

$2,500

$3,000

US Fellow/Resident/PA/NP

$1,500

$2,000

International Attendees

$2,500

$3,000

Course fees include breakfast, lunch, didactic materials and course certificate.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted by e-mail to hmpocus@med.cornell.edu. Weill Cornell Medicine is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

Cancel after 1/7/2019: $200.00 cancellation fee

Cancel after 1/28/2019: 50% refund

Cancel after 2/4/2019: no refund

Summer 2019 Details

Course Location

Belfer Research Building 302-A/B/C/D
413 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021

Parking

Enterprise York Garage LLC
1175 York Avenue, NY, NY 10065
(212) 223-4219

Rapid Park Industries (Cornell University Weill Greenberg Center)
1305 York Avenue NY, NY 10021
(212) 866-1000

The Somerset Garage
1365 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
(212) 650-0911

Hotels

The Helmsley Medical Tower
1320 York Avenue, NY, NY 10021
http://www.nypguestfacility.com/

The Bentley Hotel
500 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10065
https://bentleyhotelnyc.com/

Garden NYC-an Affinia Hotel
215 East 64th Street, NY, NY 10065
https://www.affinia.com/gardens

AirBnB options

Course Fees

Attendee Type

On or before
June 1, 2019 *

After
June 1, 2019 *

US Attending

$2,500

$3,000

US Fellow/Resident/PA/NP

$1,500

$2,000

International Attendees

$2,500

$3,000

Course fees include breakfast, lunch, didactic materials and course certificate.

* Additional fee of $450 will be charged for a required online subscription to CAE ICCU curriculum.

Note: We offer deeply discounted rate to CAE ICCU online curriculum at cost because we are able to secure bulk rates.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be submitted by e-mail to hmpocus@med.cornell.edu. Weill Cornell Medicine is not responsible for any travel or hotel costs you may incur.

Cancel after 7/1/2019: $200.00 cancellation fee

Cancel after 7/15/2019: 50% refund

Cancel after 7/22/2019: no refund

Testimonials

Thanks again for this amazing course. It was very well organized and the rest of your staff were outstanding. I am looking forward to continue growing on my POCUS skills and knowledge.

Thank you for an amazing week. The hard work you and Greg put into the course was evident and much appreciated. I am really grateful to have had the opportunity to take the class, and look forward to furthering my skills out on the wards.

I really appreciate the time, thinking and dedication shown by your Team to produce this excellent POCUS course. They were excellent and well tutored scanning time at bedside. The faculty is highly engaged and enjoy their skills. Open interactions.

Organized, practical and taught by people who both are very skilled at POCUS and skilled teachers

The instructors were phenomenal and really made the course wonderful.

Good size group allowing for optimal practical time. Well organized.

Disclosures

This is an in-depth introductory course. At completion of the course participants are expected to feel confident enough to start the life-time journey of learning POCUS. Successful completion of this course should be thought of as a beginning, not the end, of your training.

Teaching will mostly take one of the 3 forms: didactics, image review, and hands-on scanning, each lasting up to 1 hour. Each group will be small (no larger than 10 learners).

Scanning will be done on live models, some of them with identifiable sonographic pathology. The ratio of learner-to-instructor during hands-on sessions will not exceed 2:1.

Expect to spend 1 hour a day watching additional didactic video material which we will provide.

Aside from image acquisition, the course covers practical aspects of relevant fields of POCUS, pathology, integration into clinical practice, and evidence behind its use.

On the last day of the course there will be a written multiple-choice test and a practical skill test.

Written test: the test is in multiple choice format and includes only material specifically covered in the course.

Practical skill test: This will be administered on human models with 1-on-1 with the examiner. The following is the list of skills that will be taught in the course. For practical reasons, we cannot test participants’ performance on every task, and learners will be tested on a random subset of skills drawn from the list (by computer generated random number algorithm run on the last day of the course).

Two versions of a certificate of the course completion are available. Those who successfully pass both written and practical skill tests will receive a “certificate of successful completion of the course”. Those who do not will receive a “certificate of course attendance”. Both will be eligible for the same number of CME credits.

Only those who successfully pass both examinations will receive the certificate of completion. The passing grade on the written test is 80%.

Please note that, for the course to function smoothly, all scheduled activities will start exactly on time, regardless of the number of learners present at the time.

Contact Information

General Internal Medicine

Monika Safford, M.D., Chief

Anita Mesi, Administrator
Tel: (212) 746-3443
Fax: (212) 746-1014
GIM-Admin@med.cornell.edu

Ambulatory Medicine

Judy Tung, M.D., Section Chief

Hospital Medicine

Arthur Evans, M.D., M.P.H., Section Chief

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