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Point-Of-Care Ultrasound: Clinical Cases and Image Interpretation Practice Questions

Learning Objectives
1. Identify some normal and abnormal ultrasound findings commonly encountered in clinical practice
2. Recognize some of the fundamental imaging principles of point-of-care ultrasonography
3. Appreciate how point-of-care ultrasound findings can be incorporated into clinical decision-making to guide patient management
1 Credit CME

More and more hospitalists are now using point-of-care ultrasound as a bedside tool in the care of acutely ill patients, and the Society of Hospital Medicine is expanding its educational offerings to improve hospitalists' point-of-care ultrasound skills. In addition to offering a hands-on workshop at the annual meeting, as well as a certification program, SHM has begun to offer online education. The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Question bank provides an interactive online educational experience for learners to assess their ability to apply knowledge through a series of questions in the context of common clinical cases and image interpretation challenges.

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Accreditation Statement: The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement Designation: The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC point 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.

Disclosure Statement: Author: Dr. Tierney has disclosed the following conflicts relevant to this activity: Advisory Committee/Board for Philips Healthcare, Bay Labs, and Echonous

Self-purchased stock options in Bay Labs and Echonous

SHM COI Policy: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, SHM requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. SHM resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All relevant financial relationships shall be disclosed to participants prior to the start of the activity. Furthermore, SHM seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing medical education (CME) activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. SHM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements in healthcare and not those of a commercial interest.

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