Overview

About Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute
Since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc. has been a respected leader in continuing medical education (CME) dedicated to the diagnostic ultrasound profession.

Live from St. Pete Beach (Florida), select locations around the country, or from your location as an Onsite Education Course! Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (with our permanent facility in St. Pete Beach, Florida) has conducted hundreds of courses of various specialties for over 30 years. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute has provided education to over 131,000 physicians, sonographers, and other medical professionals who have attended the programs, and has awarded over 406,080 CME credits to participants worldwide!

Introductory level programs are designed to meet the needs of the novice medical professional cross-training into ultrasound, as well as the experienced medical professional needing to become adept in another specialty (and learn it right the first time!). We guarantee you will leave our courses with the competence and confidence needed to perform successful ultrasound examinations.

Advanced level programs are designed for the more experienced medical professionals who are committed to taking their skills to the highest level possible. Covering advancements in ultrasound technology and applying new techniques for increased diagnostic capabilities, will ensure you are at the forefront of diagnostic / interventional ultrasound.

The interpretation seminars enable greater focus on recognizing pathology and understanding the specific interpretation criteria for accurate diagnosis. Attendance by physicians and sonographers allows everyone involved in the ultrasound examination to be aware of technical artifacts and other potential diagnostic errors which can be made. This knowledge will increase the ability for everyone to work together as a "team" in determining the correct diagnosis.

All of the introductory, and advanced level programs consist of lectures, case presentations, and generous hands-on sessions. Numerous educational resources are available through our video, computer, and textbook learning centers when the participants are not scheduled for lectures or scanning.

Several self-assessment examinations are also provided to assist you with identifying your individual strengths and weaknesses. By utilizing various teaching methods and techniques, we are able to ensure your educational objectives are met or exceeded. The teaching faculty includes various staff and guest speakers who are nationally recognized. Experienced, registered sonographers who are keenly aware of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques provide the hands-on instruction, which is tailored to the individual's specific needs.

Custom group programs are also available for scheduling either at our facility or away.

Our Online classrooms, Online Videos, and DVD mini lectures provide savings in time and money for obtaining required CME credits, and enhance your skill level, in the convenience of your own home or office. You will also benefit from improvements in job performance which will assist you with obtaining the professional recognition you deserve! Every year we provide you with new education products to help you maintain, enhance, and/or increase your level of knowledge. Regardless of your choice, we are committed to providing superior continuing education in a relaxed, highly personal atmosphere.

Make the commitment to professional and personal excellence... We invite you to participate in one of our continuing education programs. We are confident you will agree the education and experience obtained will ultimately allow you to provide increased quality patient care while at the same time expand your skill level to excel in your professional career. The reality? Knowledge is powerful medicine!


Abdominal Ultrasound Registry Review Course

Abdominal Ultrasound Registry Review Course Successfully prepare for the Abdomen ultrasound certification exam with the leaders in ultrasound continuing medical education. The Abdominal Ultrasound Registry Review course provides a comprehensive review for successful certification exam completion. The abdomen registry review is taught by leading experts in the ultrasound profession and include...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced & Interventional MSK Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and / or interpret MSK ultrasound exams. List the use of MSK sonography for diagnosis and ultrasound - guided interventions for rheumatology, sports medicine, and physical medicine & rehabilitation applications Demonstrate techniques and protocols for performing shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, ankle/foot, adult hip, and spine. Id...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Advanced Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s Advanced Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Ultrasound course is designed to build on the knowledge base of experienced emergency ultrasound professionals. This emergency/critical-care ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound (Online Course + Hands-On Workshop)

Blended Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound (Online Course + Hands-On Workshop) The Blended Introduction to Abdominal & Primary Care Ultrasound training course is taught by leading experts and covers abdominal, trauma, thyroid, scrotal, and soft-tissue applications. This unique course incorporates a comprehensive online course to cover the didactics then three half day sca...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladd...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician). Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographi...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Perform routine scan protocols, and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Objectives Increase knowledge and skills to perform ultrasound examinations (specific exams based on specialty track selected). Demonstrate appropriate scan techniques and protocols for performing ultrasound examinations. Improve scanning skills and increase diagnostic confidence. Perform examinations under supervised conditions to help fulfill credentialing and/or individual certification r...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. Identify normal fetal anatomy and perform b...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Blended Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper & lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous & arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower ext...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Abdominal and Primary Care Ultrasound

Objectives Increase participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret abdominal ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Perform scan protocols and routine measurements that are utilized during an abdominal ultrasound evaluation. Identify normal/abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladd...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Adult Echocardiography

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Echocardiography examinations Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images (sonographer) and recognize potential imaging errors (Physician) Demonstrate routine scan protocols to evaluate an adult patient using 2D/M-Mode/Color Flow & Doppler echocardiographic ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound

Introduction to Critical Care Ultrasound is designed to provide a strong foundation to perform the core critical care ultrasound applications as outlined in the WINFOCUS and ACEP practice guidelines. This critical-care ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Introduction to Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Course provides participants with a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret the core ultrasound applications in an emergency setting as outlined in the ACEP ultrasound practice guidelines. This unique emergency ultrasound hands-on course/program incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and extensive hands-on scanning...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Objectives: Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Demonstrate scanning ...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Optional Interventional Cadaver Lab

Objectives Increase the participant's knowledge to better perform and/or interpret MSK ultrasound examinations. List the indications, benefits, and limitations of MSK ultrasound for sports medicine injuries, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and rheumatology applications. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images. Demonstrate scanning p...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to OB/GYN Ultrasound

Objectives Increase the participants’ knowledge to better perform and/or interpret gynecology and obstetrical ultrasound examinations. Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produc diagnostic images Demonstrate routine scan protocols for performing transabdominal & endovaginal GYN scanning, and 1st trimester obstetric applications. State the normal and abnorm...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging

Objectives Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these pri...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

MSK Scanning Skills Workshop

MSK Scanning Skills Workshop The Musculoskeletal Scanning Skills Workshop is taught by leading MSK ultrasound experts. This two day program is designed to reinforce and improve scanning skills for introductory musculoskeletal ultrasound applications. Extensive hands-on scanning featuring a 3:1 ratio with live models and inanimate phantoms, for a realistic training experience and to improve sc...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Registry Review

Sonography Principles & Instrumentation Registry Review Successfully prepare for the Ultrasound Physics registry exam with the leaders in ultrasound continuing medical education. The Ultrasound Physics Registry Review course provides a comprehensive review for successful certification exam completion. The Sonography Principles and Instrumentation registry review is taught by leading experts i...
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.

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