Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum

Dr. Kamath

- Ultrasound Curriculum Coordinator, Dr. Kamath

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 lung parenchyma with emphasis on identifying disease processes such as pneumonia, pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, pneumothorax
  • Bedside assessment of the IVC to assess for fluid status
  • Bedside assessment for DVT
  • Limited bedside echocardiography to assess for pericardial effusion, depressed ejection fraction, valvular abnormalities