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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.
“There are multiple take-aways from this session that I intend to use in clinical practice as an inpatient medicine PA.”
“This course definitely improved my confidence with ultrasound/evaluation skills.”
“Very thorough course and better than I expected. I would definitely recommend this course to others and I would even take it again.”
“Skills practice has solidified memory and application, identification of internal structures and organs, and normal and most common abnormal findings.”
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Testimonials From Past Participants

Watch a brief video about POCUS in Physician Assistant education and clinical use by Josh Merson, 
MPAS, MS-HPEd, PA-C, EM-CAQ, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies, MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Point of Care Ultrasound An Introduction


After completing this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Describe the indications for, and practice performing the following point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills:
    • Focused cardiac and pulmonary, abdomen/pelvis.
    • Vascular, aorta and deep venous thrombosis, soft tissue, US-guided venous access.
  • Apply knowledge of basic US physics and knobology as they relate to image acquisition and interpretation.
  • Integrate image findings in diagnostic and management discussions of clinical patients.

Course Director

Hana Dubsky, PA-C

Emergency Medicine Physician Associate and EM PA Ultrasound Director, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Hana Dubsky currently works as the Emergency Medicine Physician Associate Ultrasound Director at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received CAQ in Emergency Medicine and is a long-standing instructor and faculty member at Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Physician Assistant (PA) Program. In addition, she has taught the Point-of-care Ultrasound curriculum for the Physician Assistant Studies Programs at Tufts University and MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Additional Faculty
Ultrasound faculty and 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.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop for the Advanced Practice Provider

Registration Information

Practitioner Rate



Fee includes all course materials (video modules, recorded sessions, cases), access to course materials for up to a year, and hands-on scanning session to include breakfast or individually bagged lunches.

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Student Rate*



To receive student rate, please email us at 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.

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Non-CEU Rate



CEU credit for this workshop will be available for Physician Assistants and Nurses.

If you do not wish to receive CEUs, please use code POCUSnonceu when you register for the worskhop.

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Important Dates

Tuesday, September 1st: After this date, upon registration, participants will receive immediate access to asynchronous learning modules.

Thursday, October 15th 12:00 – 2:30 pm ET: Live-stream virtual presentations for introductions to echo, abdominal scanning, RUSH protocol, and a live Q&A to review asynchronous topics. This session will be recorded.

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: Scanning practice for POCUS for cardiac, abdominal, US-guided IV access, & central line placement.

Location of In-Person Scanning Sessions: MGH Institute of Health Professions • Charlestown Navy Yard • Boston, MA 02129

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