ASRA Recommendations on Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education and Training






7:00 pm ETWelcome and IntroductionsStephen Haskins, MD
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD (moderators)
7:05 pm ETFoundation for POCUS as Part of ABA/ACGME/SCCM/ASA Educational PathwayHari Kalagara, MD
7:10 pm ETClinical Indications with I-AIM Framework for Airway/Lung/Gastric/FAST/FOCUSWilliam Manson, MD
7:25 pm ET Review Recommendations on Exams Performed Under Supervision (Level 1) Compared to Interpreted (Level 2)Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD
7:35 pm ET Education Resources Available for POCUS EducationNadia Hernandez, MD
7:40 pm ET Common Barriers to Implementation of a POCUS Educational CurriculumMelissa Byrne, DO, MPH
7:45 pm ETQ & A – Panel DiscussionAll faculty
8:00 pm ET Adjournment  




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Scientific/Education Planning Committee

Andrea Chadwick, MD; University of Kansas School of Medicine, Leawood, KS
Ki-Jinn Chin, MBBS, FANZC, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
Stephen Haskins, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Dr. Jan Boublik

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University. He graduated medical school and received a PhD in bioengineering from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany, including two years as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and he completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), functional outcomes after surgery, innovative technologies and techniques in anesthesia. He was a founding member of the ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.

Dr. Yuiry Bronshteyn

Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD, is an anesthesiologist and intensivist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He uses POCUS clinically, mainly for crisis management in the ICU/OR. Dr. Bronshteyn teaches POCUS locally at Duke, regionally in the Southeast, and nationally/internationally for several medical societies. He also chairs the ASA's Ad Hoc Committee on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.     

Dr. Melissa Byrne

Melissa Byrne, DO, MPH, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After residency in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, she worked in private practice in Virginia before returning back to her home in Michigan to complete a fellowship in Regional and Ambulatory Anesthesia. Her interests include resident education and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She has recently been named assistant director for POCUS where she is active in curriculum development.

Dr. Stephen Haskins

Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During his fellowship, Dr. Haskins developed an interest in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), specifically focused cardiac ultrasound, lung ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and chair of the ASRA Perioperative POCUS Special Interest Group (SIG). He is also lead author for POCUS for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Review Series in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (RAPM). 


Dr. Nadia Hernandez

Nadia Hernandez, MD, completed her anesthesiology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY, followed by fellowship training in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. She moved back home to Texas where she serves as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Texas (UT) at Houston McGovern School of Medicine. After one year, Dr. Hernandez revamped the regional anesthesiology fellowship and was promoted to director of regional anesthesiology at UT Houston as well as program chair of the Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Ultrasound Fellowship. She is one of the co-founding members of the ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.


Dr. Hari Kalagara

Hari Kalagara, MD, is passionate about regional anesthesia and has completed a regional anesthesia fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has attained European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia (EDRA) by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy and was awarded the ASRA Resident/Fellow of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Kalagara served as Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Kalagara holds certifications in perioperative echocardiography and critical care echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). Dr. Kalagara is currently working as an assistant professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic with special interest in regional anesthesia and POCUS. He is currently the Chair of ASRA POCUS Courses.

Dr. William Manson

William Manson, MD, is an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He originally trained in emergency medicine and completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound. Following ultrasound training, he became the associate director and then director of emergency ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Then, he undertook training in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland in Dallas, followed by a regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Manson’s research focus is perioperative point-of-care ultrasound. 



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Educational objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the foundation for POCUS as a part of the ABA/ACGME/SCCM/ASA educational pathway.
  • Describe clinical indications with I-AIM framework for Airway/Lung/Gastric/FAST/FOCUS.
  • Review recommendations on exams performed under supervision (Level 1) compared to interpreted.
  • List education resources available for POCUS education.
  • Discuss common barriers to implementation of a POCUS educational curriculum.
Target audience

The webinar is designed for any regional anesthesiologist and pain physician interested in learning the clinical indications and optimal methods for providing education/training in point-of-care ultrasound.

Accreditation and credit designation statements

Credits by DayMaximum
August 23, 20211.00
Total Credits1.00

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine designates this internet live activity (“course”) for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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