We are thrilled to announce the return of the hands-on portion of the Perioperative Ultrasound Course at the SCA’s Echo Week in 2022. Before this live workshop, participants in this course will have access to online modules via the iTeachU app covering basic echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound of the lungs, abdomen, blood vessels, and nerves. Participants who complete both the online iTeachU modules and the hands-on workshop at Echo Week can later submit a case log of studies to receive a program completion certificate

The course faculty for the workshop is comprised of anesthesiologists all of whom share an enthusiasm for teaching echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound. To guarantee all participants have sufficient time for hands-on learning, the instructor to student ratio is maintained at 1:4 and each station length is 30 minutes.

Participants will rotate through the following stations and practice imaging on live models:

  • Vascular Access: Arterial and Venous Anatomy
  • Gastric Ultrasound
  • Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Lower Extremity Venous Ultrasound
  • TTE: Parasternal Views
  • TTE: Subcostal Views
  • TTE: Apical Views
  • TTE: Cardiac Exam Sequence
  • Rescue PoCUS

This is a fantastic opportunity for any anesthesiologist who is eager to implement basic echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound into their practice. The workshop focuses on the practical application of point-of-care ultrasound and can be useful to anesthesiologists in private practice or in the academic setting. Each station provides an opportunity to practice scanning and to receive feedback on how to improve one’s technique. Also, the workshop includes a high yield presentation highlighting commonly encountered abnormal findings that can be identified with basic echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound.

As the program chairs for the Perioperative Ultrasound Course, we look forward to providing you a constructive opportunity to continue building and improving your ultrasound skills so that you can utilize this important clinical tool as you care for your patients.

We hope to see you in Atlanta.

Sincerely,

Megan Chacon, MD
Co-Director, PoCUS Committee 2022

Ben Tuck, MD
Co-Director, PoCUS Committee 2022

PoCUS Planning Committee

Megan Chacon, MD
PoCUS Co-Director

Benjamin Tuck, MD
PoCUS Co-Director

Kathy E. Glas, MD MBA FASE
CME Committee Chair

Bradley Coker, MD

Nicholas (Nick) Markin, MD FASE