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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS): A Special Webinar

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a cornerstone in the diagnosis and management of almost all patients admitted to intensive care. Learn all about it in this informative webinar.

POCUS forms part of treatment algorithms for cardiac arrest, pulmonary embolism, vascular device insertion, and guides hemodynamic assessment of common clinical syndromes such as sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

To achieve the full benefits in patient care that ultrasound brings to critical care, clinicians need to minimize the contamination risk from the use of probes and machines that move from patient to patient. Costs, practicality, and intensive care unit workflows are all factors that must be considered, along with microbiology for a successful infection control policy.


Learning Objectives

·    An overview of the ASUM/ACIPC 2017 Guidelines for Reprocessing Ultrasound Transducers.

·    What are the current specifics of ultrasound practice within intensive care relevant to infection control?

·    What are the administrative, financial, and practical implementations that need to be considered?

·    Discuss the recommendations from the USIG.

Dr Cartan Costello –MB BCH BAO, FCICM, FACRRM, FRACGP, BA Com, Grad Dip Crit Care Echo  

Senior Staff Specialist-, Intensive Care Wollongong Hospital and Co-Chair of General Ultrasound – Critical Care Ultrasonography Special Interest Group