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Acute Care and Perioperative

Ultrasound Education

Striving to Improve Point of Care Ultrasound Education for All Healthcare Providers!

Unfortunately our 2021 POCUS Event has been cancelled secondary to Covid-19

Updates for 2022 will be posted as soon as available

Watch ZDoggMD's segment on POCUS below!


The 5th Annual Acute Care and Perioperative Ultrasound Workshop is hosted by the Anesthesiology Departments at Loma Linda University Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center.  The focus of the workshop is to teach practitioners how point of care ultrasound can facilitate acute care management, both for adults and pediatrics.  The workshop is lead by national leaders on point of care ultrasound and targets all acute care providers involved in: anesthesia, pediatrics, internal medicine, hospitalist medicine, surgery, and critical care.

National leaders in point of care ultrasound lead the workshop.  Our instructors have developed a “whole-body” ultrasound examination that has been validated for its clinical utility. This examination termed FORESIGHT (Focused, PeriOperative, Risk, Evaluation, Sonography, Involving, Gastro-Abdominal, Hemodynamic, and Trans-Thoracic ultrasound) has been designed by a multi-disciplinary team of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, and Anesthesiology specialties.  Attendees will be taught via this validated curriculum the key aspects of cardiac, pulmonary, abdominal, and hemodynamic ultrasound for the perioperative and acute care setting. We are now offering up to 11.5 hours of online CME with review of online content for a total of 25 CME Credits! The course will have the latest ultrasound technologies and simulators including: virtual reality training, pocket US devices, and a comprehensive display of ultrasound companies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic Cardiac Evaluation (gross ventricular function, gross valve evaluation, and tamponade evaluation)

  • Airway and Pulmonary Ultrasound (assessment of endotracheal tube location, evaluation for pneumothorax, and assessment of severe air space disease)

  • Abdominal Ultrasound (assessment of gastric volume and FAST – Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma)

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  • Hemodynamic Ultrasound  (assessment of volume status and central venous pressure)

  • Pediatric Ultrasound (review of the differences in pediatric POCUS examinations)


Past Events



Hours of Hands-on Training






Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa

  • Offers oceanfront location with direct beach access

  • World-class spa and oceanfront restaurants onsite

  • Lagoon - style pool with splash pads 

  • Kids Camp 

  • Daily beach and child activities​


Address: 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 698-1234

20 mins from John Wayne Airport (SNA)

1 hour from Los Angeles International (LAX)

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Program Co-Directors

Davinder Ramsingh MD

Director of Clinical Research and Perioperative Ultrasound
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology 
Loma Linda Medical Center

Jacques Prince Neelankavil, MD 

Associate Clinical Professor  

Director, Perioperative Echocardiography 

Program Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship 

Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine 

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

Departmental Chairs

Robert D. Martin, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology

Professor of the Floyd S. Brauer Chair in Anesthesiology

Loma Linda University School of Medicine



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Loma Linda University Health. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Details


Maxime Cannesson, MD, PhD


Ronald L. Katz, M.D. Chair
Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology
Critical Care Anesthesiology          David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these combined live and enduring activities for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Online CME can be accessed after registration at:

What is Point of Care Ultrasound?

Point of care ultrasonography (POCUS) is defined as portable ultrasonography brought to the patient that is performed and interpreted “real-time” by the provider. You can view examples of the utility of POCUS here. Key Capabilities Include:

•Improved Patient Outcomes

•Higher Accuracy and Improved Time to Diagnosis

•Non-invasive with Minimal Patient Risk


This webpage is designed by a group of physicians interested in educating on the use of point of care ultrasound for patient care.   This website has been designed by faculty at several academic intuitions and seeks to educate on various point of care ultrasound topics.  Key topics include:

I. Assessment of Preload and  Mechanisms of Hypotension and Shock

II. Evaluation of Pulmonary Function

III. Evaluation of Cardiac Function

IV. Advanced Vascular Access

V. Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound

VI. Pediatrics 


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