Topic outline

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the Palliative Care POCUS Workshop for 2017 in Victoria, BC


    The series of next screencasts is meant to act as a basis to review POCUS before the course. This will help reduce the amount of lecturing in your 4-hr workshop in order to maximize the hands-on time and case-based discussion. Some of the information may be familiar to you already, so feel free to skip the parts you already know. It is open to review as many times before the course.

    • Module 1- Introduction to Ultrasound

      This is meant to serve as an introduction to POCUS and how images are formed/identified. 
    • Module 2- Identifying Abdominal Free Fluid

      This module reviews how to identify Free Fluid of the Abdomen. While it focuses primarily on the use in the FAST exam, the principles are the same for use in assessment of Ascites. Recommended to watch prior to Ultrasound Guided Paracentesis 

    • Module 3- Ultrasound Guided Paracentesis

      This module describes how to:

      • Perform a Paracentesis and the Equipment Needed
      • Scanning for Ascites
      • Using ultrasound to assist your Paracentesis


      If new to POCUS, it is recommended you watch the Identification of Free Fluid Module before proceeding


    • Module 4- Assessment of Pleural Effusions

      This module goes over using Ultrasound in Lung Pathology. It is meant as a basic overview with a focus on Pleural Effusions and should be watched prior to the Thoracentesis Module

    • Module 5- Ultrasound Guided Thoracentesis

      This module describes how to:

      • Perform a Thoracentesis and the Equipment Needed
      • Scanning for Pleural Effusions and Landmarking
      • Using Ultrasound to assist your Thoracentesis


      If new to POCUS, it is recommended you watch the Assessment of Pleural Effusions before proceeding