The SHM POCUS Portfolio is designed to foster self-directed learning while providing feedback and advanced skills training. Participants will assemble a portfolio of specific images to be reviewed and approved by a faculty member via the internet. Expect a productive educational experience that will foster ongoing scanning practice and yield high-quality image acquisition. You will need to have access to an ultrasound machine with image storage capability. The emphasis for portfolio development will be on image quality.
The online portfolio is a component of the SHM-Chest Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certificate of Completion (COC) in point-of-care ultrasound. Eligibility to sit for the final assessment requires that participants purchase and complete all live course components, online learning modules, and completion of the portfolio.
Participants are required to complete the portfolio within one year.
Note: If you plan to use a handheld ultrasound device to build your image portfolio, please check with the manufacturer and your local institutional contacts to ensure you will be able to export video files to upload to the SHM portfolio website. Some learners have reported difficulty exporting images with certain handhelds and due to institutional firewalls. Additionally, you will be required to upload clips in MP4 format.