Procedures and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)

We offer you many opportunities to become competent at a wide range of inpatient and outpatient procedures and train you in the use of office-based point-of-care ultrasound. Some highlights include joint and soft tissue injections, skin biopsies and excisions, colposcopy, contraceptive device management, lumbar puncture, circumcision and central line placement.

POCUS is quickly becoming the new stethoscope – with advances in ultrasound probe size and utility, it will be a necessary skill in the not distant future. You will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience and comfort with point of care ultrasound techniques including but not limited to abdominal scans, cardiac assessment, pulmonary exams, obstetrics (including early dating), musculoskeletal assessment, and more. You will gain comfort with Butterfly iQ (portable) probes as well as the Sonosite X-porte and will learn how to utilize these to improve procedural accuracy. Learning will be done in real-time as well as in our simulation lab in Greenville, SC and with standardized patients.