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Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the Assessment of Pleural Effusion

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) can be a valuable tool during the management of patients in the perioperative period. When a patient presents with signs and symptoms suspicious for pathology, POCUS can determine whether consultation by a specialist is needed. In the video below, normal pleura in the left lung base (LLL) is identified by 1) tissue sliding, 2) A lines, and 3) B lines. Note the difference in the right lung base (RLL) where fluid has separated the pleura from the chest wall.

2018 VANA Winter Workshop Update

I will be speaking at the 2018 Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists (VANA) District V Winter Workshop on February 3, 2018 at the Westin hotel in Richmond, VA.  Additionally, I will be assisting the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Department of Nurse Anesthesia in conducting a hands-on ultrasound lab during the meeting.  I look forward to seeing you there! For more information:

VANA District V Winter Workshop

Excited to announce I will be speaking at the VANA District V Winter Workshop, in Richmond, VA.  More information to follow!

Sedona Ultrasound Course

Join us on November 5, 2017, in Sedona, AZ for a one-day Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia course.  Program details and course registration can be found at

AANA Annual Congress

I will be coordinating the AANA open ultrasound scanning labs again this year at the  Annual Congress, in Seattle, WA from September 8-12, 2017.  Get free hands-on instruction on the latest ultrasound techniques from some of the top instructors from around the country.  For more details, go to

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