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Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult (San Francisco)

Obtain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging. This ultrasound smart course offers two options to attend in-person skill stations in San Francisco, California, as well as additional learning options.

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Increase your ultrasound diagnostic skills and scanning proficiency with the Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult smart course. Earn up to 17.5 hours of continuing education/accredited continuing education (CE/ACE). Maintenance of certification (MOC) points are also available. On completion, participants will be able to immediately integrate their learned skills into clinical practice.

This page offers registration options for in-person skill stations held at Moscone Center South in San Francisco, California. For more course options, click here.

The course includes:

  • 9.5 hours of ultrasound presentations by expert faculty
  • 8 hours of interactive skills training
  • 477-page textbook
  • Adult ICU quick reference guide

Topics include cardiac output, left/right ventricular function, focused assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) examination, vascular ultrasound, and much more.

After studying the text and viewing the presentations online, attend an eight-hour interactive skill training session offered four times annually at various locations for your convenience. This full-day interactive session is led by expert faculty and uses live models to provide the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging. Significant interactive experience is ensured with a low faculty-to-attendee ratio.

Health and Safety

SCCM follows CDC guidance for in-person events. Please check back closer to the event for the most up-to-date information.


Register by phone, download the form, or choose your preferred date below and sign up online. SCCM offers numerous ultrasound in-person skill station events throughout the year with multiple dates and locations. Participation in the skill station event is recommended as part of this course but is not required. Once registered for a skill station event, you may reschedule within two years of purchase.

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Thursday, January 19, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA

Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Friday, January 20, 2023

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time
Moscone Center South, San Francisco, CA

SCCM Members
By February 5, 2022
Select Member - Physician ​$1,600
Select Member - Healthcare Professional ​$1,200
Professional Member - Physician $1,700
Professional Member - Healthcare Professional and Fellow* $1,275
Associate Member - Physician $1,900
Associate Member - Healthcare Professional $1,425

* Fellows must be a member of SCCM's Sponsored Fellows Program.

By September 15, 2021
Physician ​$2,000
Healthcare Professional ​$1,500

Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.

  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.

  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation Policy 

Registrants are not eligible for refunds. If this skill station event cannot be held in person or is limited by government order, you may reschedule. SCCM shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, or fees related to your cancellation of travel and attendance associated with the event. This includes but is not limited to cancellation of airline tickets, car rental reservations, and hotel reservations. Booking, purchasing, or securing travel arrangements is at the risk of the registrant.

In-Person Skill Station Schedule

The in-person skill stations follow the same schedule, regardless of the date or location.
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Skill Stations
  • Apical Views
  • Parasternal Views
  • Subcostal Views
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Skill Stations
  • Cardiac Output
  • Volume Assessment
  • Left/Right Ventricular Function
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch and Clinical Case Discussion
12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Skill Stations
  • Lung: Pleural Effusions and Thoracentesis 
  • Tamponade Evaluation
  • Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) Examination
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Skill Stations
  • Focused Assessment With Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Examination
  • Vascular Ultrasound
  • Ask the Expert
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Questions, Answers, and Moving Forward

Invited Subject Matter Experts

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Included With This Course

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition

Focused ultrasound examinations are being used more frequently in the critical care setting because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition, is a companion guide for new and experienced clinicians seeking to improve ultrasound understanding and skills in the ICU. This new edition includes emphasis on innovative applications of ultrasound in airway management, acute respiratory distress syndrome, ventilator weaning, an expanded pediatrics section, and real-time procedural guidance. It also highlights administrative aspects of critical care ultrasound, including quality assurance, billing, and training. With full-color images and online videos, this book is a must-have for healthcare professionals who are interested in or currently practicing critical care ultrasound.

Comprehensive Critical Care Ultrasound, Second Edition, is available for separate purchase as well.

Self-Directed Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Self-Directed Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult

Gain the realistic training needed to perform and interpret ultrasound imaging from the convenience of your home or office. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive 9.5 hours of continuing education credit. Maintenance of certification points are also available.

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Continuing Education

CE/ACE and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 17.5 credit hours. Check back for more details. 


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate a foundation of ultrasound knowledge
  • Practice acquisition of high-quality images via hands-on exercises
  • Demonstrate image interpretation and utilization of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool 
Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, and all other professionals who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Type of Activity 
This live workshop will focus on applying knowledge and practicing skills and techniques of ultrasound in the intensive care unit. 

The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence, or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:
  • Professionalism
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills 

Credit Hours

Physicians: Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates the live educational activity, Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult, for a maximum of 19 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. 

Nurses: The Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 19 contact hours. 

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 19 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification 
Successful completion of this continuing medical education (CME) activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Anesthesia, and American Board of Surgery MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the number of CME credits claimed for the activity. This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 19 credits.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services directly to key members of the intensive care/critical care unit team.
Multiple opportunities are available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor.
Find Other Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information.