Point of Care Ultrasound for Rural Providers

  • Prepares community-based physicians, attendings, physician assistants, medical students, and other clinical providers to use point-of-case ultrasound (POCUS) in their daily practice to answer specific clinical questions.
  • Aligns with CUSOM’s mission to educate clinicians regarding best practices in point-of-care ultrasound and how to deliver improved patient-centered care in rural and underserved communities.
  • Designed to reflect the guidelines of multiple specialties using research from ACEP, AAFP, ACP, AIUM, SPOCUS, APCA (Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement), and ACR (American College of Radiology).

To provide didactic and hands-on Point-of-Care (POCUS) ultrasound training with a final scanning assessment to physicians and rural providers who use ultrasound to answer a specific clinical question

  • Encourage use of point-of-care ultrasound to assist in the discernment of patient conditions
  • Develop scanning skills by practicing focused ultrasound imaging protocols in a simulated environment
  • Assess the scanning ability and interpretation skills of participants who perform point-of-care ultrasound

The POCUS curriculum is composed of 7 modules. Each module takes a minimum of 5 hours to complete. Content should be reviewed, and participants should practice scanning protocols throughout the 4-week module.

Module 1 is required and must be completed before any other module. After Module 1 is completed, registrants can select any specialty module(s).

Participants will need access to an ultrasound machine or a hand-held device to obtain the ultrasound images required for each module. Images will be uploaded to an online portal for technical review.

Module 7 is the final module and is composed of hands-on scanning assessments to be completed at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Levine Hall Campus.

A certificate of completion will be given for each module completed.


Description of Module


Fundamentals of Ultrasound Imaging 


Abdominal Ultrasound


Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine


Lung Ultrasound


Cardiovascular Ultrasound


US-Guided Procedures


Scanning Assessment


The POCUS Curriculum for Rural Providers will be delivered through asynchronous and synchronous learning via a learning management system associated with the ultrasound simulator.  The following table identifies the teaching strategy and rationale for each module.








(5 questions)

·       Qualtrics Survey

·       To assess pre-knowledge of module content


·       PDF file or online link

·       To introduce subject matter content

Recorded Presentation to include Scanning Demonstration

·       .mp4 via zoom link

·       To deliver key concepts for POCUS topic

·       To provide scanning demonstration to include scanning tips & best practices

Pre-Recorded Scanning Demonstration


·       To provide overview of module content

Upload of required images for technical review

·       Online Portal

·       Feedback by instructor via phone/email

·       To practice learned scanning techniques and obtain instructor feedback on images


(5 questions)

·       Qualtrics survey

·       To confirm learning occurred

Module Evaluation

·       Qualtrics survey

·       To reflect on what went well & what could be enhanced


Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for each Module verifying formal Point-of-Care Ultrasound training.  AMA credits are pending for completion of each module.  Participants will develop skills and learn point-of-care imaging protocols to use as a tool for answering a clinical question during a patient encounter.  POCUS training does not replace a comprehensive ultrasound procedure.

Anticipated deployment of POCUS Curriculum is July 1, 2021.  The seven modules will be offered consecutively beginning July 1.

Each module begins at the first of the month and must be completed by the end of the same month.

All participants will pay $150 per module. 

Contact Information

For more information about the POCUS CURRICULUM for RURAL PROVIDERS:
Contact:  Cathy Daniels, Ed.D., RTR, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
Director of Ultrasound Training
Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine
cdaniels@campbell.edu  ~ 910-893-7060

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