After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Integrate up-to-date PoCUS skills into daily clinical practice as the “21st-Century Stethoscope”.
Improve management of the critical patient or patient in shock.
Diagnose acute respiratory complications of regional anesthesia such as pneumothorax and diaphragmatic paresis.
Evaluate for patients with interstitial syndrome or pleural effusions.
Manage challenging airway patients.
Assess and diagnose patients with cardiopulmonary changes such as hypotension, hypoxia and shock.
Assess NPO status of patients.
Assess for intra-abdominal fluid and abdominal compartment syndrome via the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) exam.
Utilize a variety of cutting-edge Point-of-Care Ultrasound machines.
Discuss how PoCUS can add value to your practice in the setting of the Affordable Care Act and Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) model.