Baystate Department of Anesthesiology Basic POCUS Point of Care Ultrasound Scanning Workshop
After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
- Describe the roles of the members of the health care team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
- Identify the gastric antrum on ultrasound scan and name relevant targeted structures for correct gastric antrum measurements.
- Estimate qualitative and quantitative measurement of gastric content ultrasound scan for fasted and nonfasted states.
- Identify where to place the ultrasound transducer for the four positions of the FAST protocol.
- Describe how to determine if free fluid is present in the abdominal cavity.
- Name the nerves to be blocked to facilitate an awake intubation.
- Localize the cricothyroid membrane in the transverse and longitudinal views of the airway sonographic exam.
- Describe how to identify an endotracheal tube that is misplaced in the esophagus.
- Identify liver and diaphragm on lower right side of the thorax; and the spleen and diaphragm on lower left side of the thorax.
- Recognize “CURTAIN” sign on inspiration during ultrasound lung exam.
- Describe the sonographic “BAT” sign used for lung scanning in focused lung ultrasound.
- Describe how to obtain the 6 basic FATE views including inferior vena cava and pleura.
- Discuss the use of “Eye-balling” for assessment of right and left ventricular function.
- Recognize the role of BASIC FATE exam for patient optimization in the perioperative clinical setting as a general anesthesiologist.
- Demonstrate the use of M-Mode ultrasound for assessment of cardiac function including MAPSE, TAPSE, FS, and MSS.
- List the pertinent clinical information one can obtain for patient assessment at each of the 6 basic FATE views.
Cassandre Victor-Vega, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center
None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.
- 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 7.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours