Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Workshops

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Workshops

The Essentials Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Workshop is designed to introduce the participants to PoCUS studies that can be used as part of patient assessment in everyday clinical practice. Participants must complete the Essential PoCUS Online modules prior to attending the workshop. During the workshop, participants will learn to perform the studies on live models, high-fidelity simulation, and cadaveric specimens. Participants will complete a competency-based evaluation with course instructors to demonstrate proficiency.

Upcoming Workshops:

Click on the date for more information & registration.

MTSA alumni can qualify for a discount by contacting workshops@mtsa.edu prior to registering for a workshop. An alumni discount cannot be issued after registering for the workshop.

May 6, 2024 – Essentials PoCUS Workshop
July 15, 2024 – Essentials PoCUS Workshop
Oct. 28, 2024 – Essentials PoCUS Workshop

Studies Taught:
Peripheral & Central Vascular Access
Gastric Ultrasound
Endotracheal Tube Verification
Cricothyroid Membrane Assessment
Lung Ultrasound
Assessment of Hemodynamic Status
Assessment of Intracranial Pressure through Optic Nerve

Demonstrate proper scanning technique for the essential PoCUS studies
State normal findings for each of the essential PoCUS studies
Identify abnormal findings and the need for expert consultation

Cancellation Policy:
To better accommodate the high demand for our courses and minimize the need for refunds, we kindly request that you provide us with as much advanced notice as possible.

If you are unable to attend the workshop, you may transfer to another workshop.

A fee of $50 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled more than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.
A fee of $100 will be charged to transfer to a different workshop date if rescheduled less than 6 weeks prior to the original workshop date.

If you cannot attend a different course, we will issue refunds at the following rates:

8 weeks prior to the workshop: 80% refund
6-8 weeks prior to the workshop: 50% refund
Less than 6 weeks prior to the workshop: No refunds, but you may transfer to another scheduled workshop for a fee of $100.

Course Coordinator:
Christian R. Falyar, DNAP, CRNA, FAANA is the Director of the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia’s Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. As a former board-certified sonographer, he has been involved in ultrasound training and education for over 20 years. He has a diverse anesthesia background, working both in independent private practice and serving on faculty at several schools of nurse anesthesia. He most recently served as the Assistant Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Duke University, in Durham, NC. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented at the local, regional, national, and international level, and currently sits on the editorial board of the AANA Journal.

For more information

Contact us at workshops@mtsa.edu for more information.