Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Advanced Practice Provider

**Although the current conditions keep us physically separate from each other, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team continues to plan this workshop with an eye toward safe and flexible learning experiences.

Due to COVID-19, the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop will be rescheduled for some time in early 2021. Please complete the form at the bottom of this page to receive regular email updates about this workshop. You can contact us via email with any questions. Please visit event page for the latest updates and contact CPD with any questions.


Important Dates

Tuesday, September 1st: Asynchronous learning modules.

Thursday, October 15th 12:00 – 2:30 pm ET: Live-stream virtual presentations

Saturday, October 17th Morning 7:30 am – 12:15 pm OR Saturday, October 17th Afternoon 12:30 pm – 5:15 pm: In-Person Scanning Sessions

Location of In-Person Scanning Sessions

MGH Institute of Health Professions
2 Constitution Wharf
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129

Registration Fees

Practitioner Rate:
Fee includes: pre-workshop online materials, course materials, light breakfast, lunch, refreshments, & snacks.

Student Rate:
$349 - inquire with CPD@mghihp.edu for discount code. Spaces limited.
*Student Rate applies to individuals currently enrolled in a full-time, pre-licensure, degree-granting program at the time of the workshop. It does not apply to part-time students. Student status verification may be requested.

Non-CEU rate:
CEU credit will be available for Physician Assistants and Nurses. Use code POCUSnonceu if you are not looking for CEU credit.

Course Overview

This workshop's hybrid curriculum consists of 3 components:

  1.  Asynchronous online didactic module of detailed video presentations: Introduction to Physics and Knobology, Ultrasound-guided IV Placement, and Renal/Biliary point-of-care ultrasound. (Available after completed course registration).

  2. October 15th 12:00 – 2:30 pm ET: Live-stream virtual presentations of Introduction to Echo, Abdominal Scanning, RUSH Protocol, and a live Q&A review of asynchronous didactic topics. This session will be recorded.

  3. October 17th Morning OR Afternoon: In-person scanning sessions during which advanced practice providers will apply point-of-care ultrasound knowledge to hands-on, case-based scanning on live models in facilitated small groups, building from beginner to intermediate skill levels.


Participants will achieve a basic understanding of the application of point-of-care ultrasound, a cutting-edge diagnostic tool, in ambulatory and hospital 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/pelvis, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), aorta, soft tissue, & ultrasound guided IV.
  • Apply knowledge of basic ultrasound physics and knobology as it relates to image acquisition and interpretation.
  • Integrate the findings in the clinical patient cases.


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.

Plus, ultrasound faculty expertise from physicians and advanced practice providers from the Partners Healthcare System.


This program will be reviewed as a repeating activity for 2020. In 2019, this program was reviewed and 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.

MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 8.0 contact hours.

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


There will be a room block available at the following hotel, a 3-minute walk to the location of the workshop. Details to come.

Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf

How to Register

Add this workshop to your cart using the Enroll Now button at the top right of this page, then proceed with Checkout. You will be asked to quickly create an IHP username and password if you do not already have one. With an IHP account, you will have access to our learning management system, which may or may not be utilized by this workshop faculty. You can use this account to sign up for any future IHP Continuing Education offerings you may want to participate in.

Payment Options

Debit/Credit Card
- We recommend registering through this catalog and paying with a debit or credit card for optimal efficiency.

Personal Check or Purchase Order
- If using this method, please contact Ginny Do, CPD@mghihp.edu to confirm enrollment into this activity. Make check Payable to "MGH Institute of Health Professions" and send with attention to:

Ginny Do - CIPSI
MGH Institute of Health Professions
36 First Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-4557.

MGH Institute of Health Professions Vouchers
There are a limited number of spaces available that will be reserved for participants using IHP Vouchers. Please contact cpd@mghihp.edu if you have an IHP Voucher you'd like to redeem for this workshop. Voucher Policy

Cancellation Policy

Full refund, less administration fee of 12% if cancellation received prior to October 7, 2020. 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 after October 7, 2020 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.

Contact Us

For any questions, issues, or concerns regarding this workshop or the registration process, please contact:

Ginny Do - Program Manager
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Office of Continuing and Professional Development
Email: CPD@mghihp.edu
Phone: 617-724-3193

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