Fundamentals is a bedside ultrasound curriculum designed for the novice learner. This course covers all the core bedside ultrasound modalities using a curated set of videos from Core Ultrasound. This content is perfect for students, trainees and medical professionals of all fields and specialties new to ultrasound who want to elevate their skills.



Learner Benefits

  • Track Your Progress

    Track your progress and understanding through guided video lessons organized in a 4 week curriculum

  • Incredible Quizzes

    Test yourself with learn-as-you go quizzes, including 250 hand-picked image review questions and over 60 knowledge questions

  • 100% Mobile Ready

    Works great on your tablet or phone, and your progress for each lesson is saved for seamlessly moving from laptop to mobile

  • Certificate of Completion

    Receive a certificate of completion that you can keep for your records demonstrating competence in the cognitive portions of bedside ultrasound

Educator Benefits

  • Save Time

    Spend less time preparing didactics and more time with your learner teaching hand-on scanning and clinical integration

  • Standardize Education

    Feel confident that your learners will receive a standardized curriculum, normalizing the knowledge they receive

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    12 months access, 100+ hours CME

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Road Map

    • CME Information Statement

    • Scrolling Tutorial

    • Pre-course Quiz

  • 2

    Week 1 - Basics

    • Knobology (5minsono)

    • Physics

    • Artifacts

  • 3

    Week 1 - Cardiac

    • Obtaining Cardiac Windows (5minsono)

    • Cardiac Function (5minsono)

    • Pericardial Effusion (5minsono)

    • Tamponade (5minsono)

    • Right Heart Strain (5minsono)

    • Endocarditis (5minsono)

    • Cardiac Ultrasound with Ben Smith, MD

    • Tamponade with Peter Weimersheimer

    • Cardiac Image Quiz Prep

    • Cardiac Image Quiz

  • 4

    Week 1 - eFAST

    • eFAST Exam (5minsono)

    • Trauma Ultrasound Update

    • Advanced Trauma Ultrasound

    • FAST Image Quiz Prep

    • FAST Image Quiz

  • 5

    Week 2 - Aorta and IVC

    • AAA Assessment (5minsono)

    • Aortic Dissection (5minsono)

    • IVC Assessment (5minsono)

    • Aorta Image Quiz Prep

    • Aorta Image Quiz

  • 6

    Week 2 - Lung

    • How to Scan Lungs (5minsono)

    • B-Lines (5minsono)

    • Pneumothorax (5minsono)

    • Pleural Effusions (5minsono)

    • The BLUE Protocol (5minsono)

    • Pulmonary Infections

    • Pneumonia and Thoracentesis

    • Zen of Lung Ultrasound - Vicki Noble

    • Lung Image Quiz Prep

    • Lung Image Quiz

  • 7

    Week 2 - Access

    • PIV Part 1 - Equipment / Vein Selection (5minsono)

    • PIV Part 2 - Cannulating (5minsono)

    • PIV Part 3 - Securing (5minsono)

    • 2 Axis Technique

    • CVC Part 1- Equipment (5minsono)

    • CVC Part 2 - Technique (5minsono)

    • CVC Part 3 - Site-specific techniques (5minsono)

    • CVC - Confirmation of placement (5minsono)

  • 8

    Week 3 - Renal and Bladder

    • Hydronephrosis (5minsono)

    • Bladder Volume (5minsono)

    • Renal Ultrasound with Vicki Noble part 1

    • Renal Ultrasound with Vicki Noble part 2

    • Renal Image Quiz Prep

    • Renal Image Quiz

  • 9

    Week 3 - GI

    • Gallbladder (5minsono)

    • Gallbladder with Chris Fox

    • Small Bowel Obstruction (5minsono)

    • Small Bowel Obstruction - USP

    • Appendicitis

    • Gallbladder Image Quiz Prep

    • Gallbladder Image Quiz

  • 10

    Week 3 - Basic Nerve Blocks

    • Nerve Block Basics (5minsono)

    • Ulnar Nerve Block (5minsono)

    • Median Nerve Block (5minsono)

    • Radial Nerve Block (5minsono)

    • Full Hand Block Case

    • Posterior Tibial Nerve Block (5minsono)

    • SCP Block (5minsono)

  • 11

    Week 4 - Soft Tissue

    • Abscess vs Cellulitis (5minsono)

    • Necrotizing Infection (5minsono)

    • Foreign Body (5minsono)

    • Soft Tissue Image Quiz Prep

    • Soft Tissue Image Quiz

  • 12

    Week 4 - Ocular

    • Basic Ocular Ultrasound

    • Ocular US with Chris Fox

    • Ocular Image Quiz Prep

    • Ocular Image Quiz

  • 13

    Week 4 - DVT

    • DVT Scanning (5minsono)

    • Superficial Venous Thrombosis (5minsono)

    • Upper Extremity DVT

    • DVT Part 1 - Jacob Avila

    • DVT Part 2 - Jacob Avila

    • DVT Image Quiz Prep

    • DVT Image Quiz

  • 14

    Week 4- Pelvic

    • Fetal Heart Rate (5minsono)

    • Estimating Gestational Age (5minsono)

    • Linear Probe in Early Pregnancy

    • Pelvic Image Quiz Prep

    • Pelvic Image Quiz

  • 15

    Wrap Up

    • CME Post-Course Quiz

    • Post-Activity Evaluation of Fundaments