Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum

- Ultrasound Curriculum Coordinators, Drs. Kamath and Sharma

Bedside ultrasound assessment is becoming more and more relevant in routine patient assessment and St. John is proud to be at the forefront of providing POCUS training to its residents. Through the use of handheld butterfly and portable ultrasound machines by graduation each resident will be proficient in a number of procedures providing skills that will lay the foundation of a successful internist. Our curriculum provides routine training in the following..

  • Ultrasound guided central line placement
  • Ultrasound guided arterial line placement
  • Ultrasound guided IV placement
  • Ultrasound guided thoracentesis
  • Ultrasound guided paracentesis
  • Bedside assessment of congestive heart failure
  • Bedside assessment of the IVC to assess for hydration
  • Bedside assessment for DVT
  • Beside assessment of pneumonia
  • Beside assessment of pneumothorax