POCUS for the everyday clinical practice: what are the main keypoints? - ESRA
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POCUS for the everyday clinical practice: what are the main keypoints?

Time : 7pm CET | Duration : 60mn
Chair: Rosie Hogg 🇬🇧
Speakers: Hari Kalagara 🇺🇸 & Alexandros Makris 🇬🇷

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is the ultrasonography performed and interpreted by physicians at the bedside. Ultrasound scanning is rapidly emerging as an easily accessible, portable and relatively inexpensive tool, that can be proven as an useful diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring modality in clinical practice. POCUS allows real time evaluations with dynamic images that can be correlated with patient’s clinical condition and repeatable to reassess the treatment options and monitor the progress of patient’s clinical condition.
Anaesthesiologists in their daily practice face several medical emergencies and decision-making challenges, so a rapid, dynamic, accurate, affordable and easily accessible modality like POCUS could provide a valuable diagnostic tool. POCUS can be used to assess many organ systems in the body from head to toe with unique applications for each system to enable a comprehensive diagnosis during the perioperative care. Therefore, it is important to make sure that anaesthesiologists (perioperative physicians) are aware of the various expanding POCUS applications and the key points of each of these applications.


Following this webinar, attendants should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of various POCUS applications in clinical practice
  • Identify patients where POCUS may improve diagnostic speed and/or accuracy
  • Detect the normal and abnormal sonographic findings of POCUS examinations
  • Judge the utility and value of POCUS for everyday clinical practice

Target Audience

  • Anaesthesiologists
  • Regional anaesthesia Fellows
  • Residents, Trainees
  • Physicians in primary care, emergency medicine and hospital care interested in Ultrasound


  • Airway US
  • Cardiac US (FoCUS /FATE)
  • Gastric US
  • Lung US (LUS)
  • Diaphragm US
  • FAST

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ESRA is strongly committed to pursue its aims in stimulating research, promoting education, and training anaesthetists in Regional Anaesthesia, Pain Therapy, PoCUS and Peri-operative care, in Europe and abroad. Due to travelling restrictions and obligation to follow social distancing, we decided to develop and implement ESRA webinars.

ESRA webinars is a new feature of ESRA to overcome these restrictions and deliver optimal and updated information on those specific topics.

ESRA webinars happen every last Thursday of the month at 7pm CET. These live sessions last 60 minutes and are accredited with 1 CME point.

Registration is free and the video recordings are available on ESRA Academy.

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