Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound SIG


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The goals and objectives of the Perioperative POC Ultrasound SIG are as follows.


  • Define and prioritize educational needs and disseminate educational material pertaining to perioperative sonography
  • Define and integrate perioperative sonography topics relevant to anesthesiology residents as well as regional anesthesia and acute pain fellows


  • Identify current gaps and encourage clinical and outcomes research in the area of perioperative sonography
  • Advance the body of knowledge in perioperative sonography and create publications relevant to ASRA members with an interest in the area


  • Integrate perioperative sonography in the practice of (regional) anesthesiologists to improve patient care and outcomes
  • Develop and standard indications, approaches, and techniques of perioperative sonography

The Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound SIG was established in Fall 2015 to allow regional anesthesiologists with an interest in perioperative ultrasound to advance the knowledge and expand the scientific body of perioperative point-of-care (POC) ultrasound aimed at improving the care of patients undergoing procedures involving regional anesthesia.

Latest News

  • The PoCUS SIG met on Friday, April 1st, in New Orleans in conjunction with the 41st Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, to discuss initial plans and opportunities for the SIG. Topics included the development of a PoCUS course in February 2017, possible creation of PoCUS curriculum, and potential ways to increase communication such as through a blog or question board. The minutes from the meeting will be posted here as soon as they are available.


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