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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

POCUS Point of care ultrasoundPoint-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) involves bedside ultrasound studies focused on answering specific questions for the clinical team in real-time. Our POCUS program works in close collaboration with colleagues in pediatric cardiology, pediatric imaging sciences, neonatology, and emergency medicine with a focus on continuous quality improvement.


Training in POCUS for our fellows includes a longitudinal curriculum across the three years of pediatric critical care fellowship with both didactic and hand’s on learning sessions. The following are the core topics for our curriculum:

  • Focused lung ultrasound
  • Focused cardiac ultrasound
  • Hemodynamic assessment in shock
  • Focused abdomen/bladder ultrasound
  • Procedural guidance

Fellows have the opportunity to utilize ultrasound systems from multiple vendors including linear, phased-array, and curvilinear probes.

Our program is also focused on faculty development working towards credentialing for multiple indications.

Credentialing and quality improvement efforts for faculty and fellows are coordinated using the Butterfly Blueprint™, a system-wide ultrasound platform deployed across our medical center.

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