The Power of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Des Moines, IA US
March 9, 2016

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Ultrasound, a technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to make images of organs and structures in the body, can give health care providers in-depth insights into their patients’ conditions without using invasive procedures or ionizing radiation, as x-rays and CT scans do. Ultrasound is rapidly moving from the radiology suite to a portable bedside diagnostic tool, with nearly all medical specialties using bedside ultrasound. This traditional tool has advanced to providing assistance in therapeutic applications, and its use is constantly expanding. The purpose of this course is to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with updated knowledge and skills with regards to the utilization of bedside ultrasound technology.

"Ultrasound has become the stethoscope of the 21st century."
- Dr. Tom Green, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Chief Academic Officer (interim)– Heartland OPTI/GME, Des Moines University 

Topics Will Include:

  • Introduction to Machine Use
  • Abdominal Exam (Including Gallbladder)  
  • Vascular Access
  • FAST (Trauma)

Target Audience

Healthcare providers who precept DMU clinical students. 


TimePresentation and Speaker
5 pmRegistration and Dinner
5:30 pmThe Power of Point-of-Care Ultrasound

6:30 pm

Interactive, Hands-On UltraSound Workshop
8 pm Adjourn

Ultrasound Facilitators

  • Thomas Benzoni, DO, EM, AOBEM, FACEP
    Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program, Des Moines University
  • Craig Clark, DO
    Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program, Des Moines University
  • Thomas Green, DO, MPH, FACOEP, FACEP
    Associate Dean, COM Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor, Family Medicine, Des Moines University

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and approves this live activity for 2.5 Category 1-A CME credit(s).
  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 continuing education contact hour(s).
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other: This live activity is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/09/2016 - 5:30pm CST
Event ends: 
03/09/2016 - 8:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 2.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 2.50 AOA Category 1­A
  • 2.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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