Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Advanced Practice Provider

THIS COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN ON OCTOBER 20, 2018.  Registration will open Spring 2018. Subscribe with us at http://info.mghihp.edu/continuing-and-professional-development to get notified.

Date and Time:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

MGH Institute of Health Professions
Interprofessional Clinical Center, Room 106
Charlestown Navy Yard
2 Constitution Road, Boston, MA 02129

8 Hours

Course Overview

Advanced practice providers will learn point-of-care ultrasound techniques through hands-on, case-based scanning on live models in facilitated small groups during this one-day workshop, building from beginner to intermediate skill level.


Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the application of point-of-care ultrasound, a cutting-edge diagnostic tool, in ambulatory clinical settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the indications for and practice performing the following point-of-care ultrasound topics: focused cardiac, lung, abdomen, and ultrasound guided procedures.
  • Apply knowledge of basic ultrasound physics and knobology as it relates to image acquisition and interpretation.
  • Integrate the findings in the clinical management of patients.


Course Director
Hana Dubsky, PA-C
EM PA Ultrasound Director and Physician Associate
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Hana Dubsky has been a BWH Emergency Medicine Physician Associate since 2005, completing the BWH EM PA Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training provided by world-recognized POCUS faculty and fellows. She will soon be taking on her new role as EM PA Ultrasound Director. Hana received a Critical Ultrasound provider certificate by Winfocus in 2009 and has served as faculty at Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant studies. She also received CAQ in Emergency Medicine in 2012 and has contributed chapters in the published Emergency Medicine CAQ Review for Physician Assistants.

Assistant Course Director
Heidi Harbison Kimberly, MD
Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Heidi Harbison Kimberly graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine residency program and completed an ultrasound fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the Chief of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Nurse Planner
Laura Sumner, MSN, M.Ed, MBA, CNP, ONC
Professional Development Specialist and Nurse Practitioner
The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development
MGH Nursing and Patient Care Services

Physician Assistant Planner
Lisa K. Walker, MPAS, PA-C
Program Director & Associate Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Physician Assistant Planner
Joshua Merson, MS, PA-C
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
MGH Institute of Health Professions

Accreditation Statements

This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 12.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program has been planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-011-91) (OH-239, 10/1/2017)

Criteria for successful completion include attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation form.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administration fee of $100 if cancellation received prior to October 1, 2017. To cancel, send your cancellation request to the Office of Continuing and Professional Development (IHP CPD). Refunds will be processed based on the original form of payment and will be processed within 30 days of receipt of the cancellation notice. Cancellations received on the activity start date, during, or after the activity will not be eligible for a refund.

Cancellation of event: In the very unlikely event that IHP CPD cancels or postpones an activity due to circumstances beyond its control, IHP CPD's liability will be limited to refund of paid registration fees.

Disclosure Information

Disclosure of any and all relevant financial relationships of course directors or faculty to course content will be provided in the course materials.

In-Kind Support

A number of ultrasound machines will be provided by an in-kind sponsor, Mindray.

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Price: $750.00