POCUS Profile

Matt Ostroff, MSN APN VABC, the vascular access coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, New Jersey, is leading a revolution in point-of-care ultrasound ( POCUS ). Ostroff has helped pioneer a multi-disciplinary approach for vascular access , bringing different...[Read more]
Dr. T.V.S. Gopal, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Associate Medical Director at CARE Hospitals in Hyderabad, India , has been practicing for more than 30 years. In this recent interview, Dr. Gopal discusses how POCUS has transformed the...[Read more]
Dr Jennifer Hanko smiles on left side of image. On the right side, a different healthcare worker sets up a dialysis patient, who cannot be fully seen.
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely used in nephrology for guiding the creation of fistulas and informing decisions on their viability and performance for dialysis. Dr. Jennifer Hanko is a consultant nephrologist at Belfast City Hospital , a 900-bed modern university...[Read more]
Dr Fidel Fernandez with SonoSite Ultrasound Machines
Ultrasound is a vital tool for vascular surgeons in the 21 st century. In the following essay, Dr. Fidel Fernández Quesada, a sixth-generation vascular surgeon and associate professor at the University of Granada, Spain, describes the difference that ultrasound has...[Read more]
The scope of ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia has grown significantly in recent years, and is now a key technique for pain control . Dr. Jens Döffert, consultant anesthetist at Kreisklinikum Calw in Germany, discusses the advances in regional anesthesia in his...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound uses in women's health
Dr. Farah Chaudhry, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Leeds Sexual Health, West Yorkshire, describes how point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) allows her to give informed and clear assurances to women using long-acting contraception. I spent 10 years as a GP...[Read more]
Anesthesiologist Dr. Frances Chow works to bring ultrasound-guided nerve blocks to British Columbia Cancer Agency , Vancouver, BC, Canada. British Columbia Cancer Agency has among the best cancer outcomes in the world, including highest of the G7 countries for childhood...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile
Dr. Ilyas Tugtekin, a consultant anesthetist from Ulm University Medical Center in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, travels to Kumasi, Ghana to help establish an ultrasound training center for doctors all over West Africa. Funded by the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation – a non-profit...[Read more]
Dr. Paul Blackman is the Chief Medical Officer for Athletics Australia , a non-profit organisation that serves as the national governing body for athletics in Australia, and that is charged with ensuring adequate representation of Australia in athletics at regional...[Read more]
SonoSite POCUS Profile: Dr. Meuser-Herr
Pneumonia is a major cause of childhood mortality and morbidity globally – particularly in resource-poor environments – and diagnosis of pneumonia can be complex . The current gold standard diagnostic technique is a chest X-ray, looking for the presence or...[Read more]