INTENSIVE CARE

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. 

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: PoCUS training has recommenced with two new cardiac educators onboard. Further updates will be emailed to everyone. 
  ICU program structure 2022
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 Haran Sathianathan Consultant Intensivist FCICM

Dr Brendan Murfin      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

EXECUTIVE OVERSIGHT

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