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Continuing Medical Education

​​Diagnostic and procedural ultrasound skills have become standard of care in Emergency Medicine.  Now a required residency training milestone competency, point-of-care ultrasound skills are a prerequisite for board certification in Emergency Medicine. Many of our faculty completed residency training before the widespread development of Emergency point-of-care ultrasound applications. We developed a continuing medical education program to ensure that all faculty are credentialed in the core applications.  We take the chart delineated in the CORD-AEUS 2013 document to be the standard.


Phase 1: Assessment of the CORD-AEUS core skills chart. (2 months)

Review of the minimal criteria for image archiving, labeling and documentation.  

The University of Colorado Emergency Minimal image archive and label document


Phase 2: Education on specific applications. (9 months)

The majority of attendings did not receive training (2 applications per 3 month period = 9 months process)

  • Aorta
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Inferior vena cava
  • Lung
  • Ocular
  • Pelvic, trans-vaginal 

The University of Colorado Minimal Image criteria for credentialing​


Phase 3:  Follow up assessment, continuing education, credentialing. (1 month)


For more information on our process, email ​