Our Mission

Widespread availability of ultrasound technology to the bedside has revolutionized the practice of medicine. Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) strives to become an integral part of the practice of Anesthesiology and all its fields as it answers relevant clinical questions. It provides unparalleled cost- effective bedside information that can alter medical management and is part of the perioperative surgical home. We provide free easily accessible excellent quality educational material. In the content of POCUS, image quality related to Anesthesiology is paramount and this is one of our website's key features.

The material seen in this website is an open source collaborative effort and available to anyone and everywhere. This website is intended to be used two fold. Keeping the anesthesiology resident front and center the material is geared to mastering POCUS while targeting training and level specific competencies. The second aim is to be used as a reference guide for those teachers and learners alike with a passion for self improvement in POCUS.

 

We have used the American Board of Anesthesiology's Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) content as the basis on which to build the foundational blocks for resident training so that they acquire the necessary knowledge skills to become proficient in POCUS and its applications.

 

Disclaimer + License

We have made a conscientious effort to provide accurate and up to date information on this website. The material herein pertains to educational material and should not be used in any other means. The information here including that shown in the Algorithm section of this website should be corroborated with expertise in your area of practice. By accessing this website you acknowledge that this website is not intended for medical diagnosis or advice or to treat any medical condition that you or patients that you serve. Always consult your own physician for any medical issues you may be having. This disclaimer applies to any and all content on this website. Under no circumstances shall any of the contributors on this website be responsible for damages arising from use of this website.


This website should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in a legal sense or as a basis for expert witness testimony. No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the website.


The content of this website is formed by our own opinions and do not represent the views or opinions of the Department of Anesthesiology at University of Augusta. 

The content of this website is licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0).

Meet the Team

 

We are a group of energetic and driven individuals with a passion for teaching and resident development of all walks of life with special interest in ultrasound. The information within this site is brought to you by the latest evidence and not withstanding, years of experience and backed with American Boards in: Anesthesiology, Critical Care, Advanced Perioperative TEE and Critical Care Echocardiography plus publications in ultrasound as it pertains to our specialty. We also understand that we all are in a continuous learning phase and if you feel any of the information within this website is incorrect we greatly appreciate your time to give us feedback.

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Klifford A Rocuts,MD

Assistant Professor

Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Ultrasound Director

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Augusta University

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Efrain Riveros- Perez,MD, MBA

Assistant Professor

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations and Strategic Planning

Associated Program Directors

Obstetric Anesthesiology Director

Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Augusta University

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