Anesthesia Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Workshop 2023

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104  

Nov 4, 2023 from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET)


This course provides an overview of point of care ultrasound, with a focus on pediatric anesthesia indications for use in the perioperative period. It is designed for providers with limited or basic knowledge of point of care ultrasound. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on practical sessions using live pediatric models and simulation equipment, course attendees will learn ultrasound fundamentals (physics and principles of scanning) and ultrasound scanning techniques pertinent to pediatric anesthesia practice, including: basic cardiac, fluid and function, lung, airway, and gastric evaluation, as well as procedural guidance (peripheral and central line placement, neuraxial block). The course is being taught by anesthesia, critical care, cardiology, and emergency medicine ultrasound experts, and will have a low student-to-teacher ratio of 4/5 to 1


  1. Properly acquire cardiac images and evaluate for cardiac function and volume status
  2. Properly acquire lung images and evaluate for pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and interstitial disease
  3. Demonstrate how to use ultrasound for peripheral and central line access

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