After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1|Describe how POCUS can positively impact perioperative clinical anesthesia care.
2|Discuss barriers to perioperative POCUS implementation.
3|List indications for POCUS ultrasound examination in the perioperative period.
4|Describe the key features of ultrasound used to optimize 2D views for POCUS examination of organs.
5|Discuss how the use of POCUS in the perioperative period can enhance patient care in terms of optimizing patient safety with the delivery of anesthesia.
6|Perform a basic POCUS ultrasound scan for the organ of interest, optimize the image acquired and identify the relevant anatomy for image assessment for that organ.


Cassandre Victor-Vega, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Director, POCUS Program
UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center 

Faculty Disclosure

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.

None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. 


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Session date: 
02/29/2024 - 7:00am to 8:00am EST
Chicopee Agawam Conference Room
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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