Welcome to the Monash ICU PoCUS program. We provide US guided vascular access training for all registrars as part of the regular ICU education calendar at each site. If you miss attending at your site due to leave or night shift, you are able to join a session at another site.
We also provide CICM recognised training & credentialing in FoCUS Echo & Lung modules. These are only available to eligible Intensive Care registrars & consultants. Registrars must be CICM trainees on a minimum 12 month rotation & approved by their site Director/SOT prior to commencement.
We are introducing new one day ICU PoCUS courses covering FoCUS Echo & Lung. Participation will be co-ordinated by the ICU PoCUS Governance group – Dr Wisam Al-Bassam (Clayton), Dr George Lukas (Dandenong), Dr Sanjay Porwal (Casey) – to ensure all eligible trainees are provided with a course place.
Following completion of a Monash ICU PoCUS day course, further training continues with 1:1 bedside ultrasound skills sessions with PoCUS sonographer educators & supported by ICU PoCUS faculty. Training is tailored to individual needs, with the goal to complete CICM accredited Monash Health Echo module credentialing. All 1:1 training sessions are arranged at times to suit your schedule using online bookings.
Upcoming ICU ECHO/LUNG course: Thursday Nov 24th
ICU PoCUS GOVERNANCE GROUP
Dr Wisam Albassam Consultant Intensivist FCICM GCCritCareEcho
Dr George Lukas Consultant Intensivist MBBS FJFCIM FRACP FCICM
Dr Sanjay Porwal Consultant Intensivist MBBS DNB (Med) MNAMS FCICM CCritCareEcho
Ms Katherine Ortiz Sonographer Educator (Cardiac) BTech AMS (Card)
Ms Carolynne Cormack Sonographer Educator BAppSc(MedRad) GDUlt GCHPE FASA AMS
ICU PoCUS FACULTY
Dr Michael Toolis Consultant Intensivist FCICM
Dr Mark Golod Consultant Intensivist MD FFCICM SA SICM CCPU GCClinUS
Dr Siew Wai Wong Consultant Intensivist FCICM GCCritCareEcho
Dr Adrian Pakavakis Consultant Intensivist, MBBS FRACP FCICM GDipClinUS
A Prof Tim Leong Service Director Intensive Care, Monash Health
A Prof Ronnie Ptasznik Director Diagnostic Imaging, Monash Health
A Prof Philip Mottram Service Head Non-Invasive Imaging, Monash Heart