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Point of Care Ultrasound Use in Office

Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 2-A Credit

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Robert Arnce, M.D., FACEP (KCU-COM)
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Learning Objectives:

1-Define point-of-care ultrasound testing (POCUS)

2-Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of POCUS

3-Understand the physics of US and the different types of probes available

4-Know and discuss the different applications of POCUS in the primary care setting

5-Discuss the different ultrasounds available for purchase

6-Discuss the process and resources for POCUS Self education

Dr. Arnce discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients relative to the content of this presentation.

The program was planned, implemented and accredited by the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine (KAOM).

The Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians and designates this program for a maximum of .75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physicians participation in this activity.

Grievance Policy:

KAOM will respond to all grievances in a timely manner and you may call Vicki Whitaker, Executive Director at 785-234-5563 to discuss them. KAOM wants to be made aware of the grievance in order to resolve it to your satisfaction. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response from KAOM they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

For questions pertaining to this presentation please email KAOM Executive Director, Vicki Whitaker at Please place CME question in the subject line. 


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Dr. Arnce is a board certified, residency trained emergency physician. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry from William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri in 1989. He graduated from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota in 1993 and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville in 1996. He received his board certification Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine in 1996 and Fellowship status from the American College of Emergency Physicians in 1999.
Dr. Arnce is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.  He practiced emergency medicine for over 30 years and is an attending in the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.
His areas of interest include: 

  1. Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the ED setting and the assessment of shock with point-of-care ultrasound. 
  2. Tick-borne illness and its increased prevalence in Southwest Missouri
  3. Practice Management and Emergency Department process, flow, and quality improvement


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