December 23, 2021

Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

In today’s podcast episode, we will discuss Point of Care Ultrasonography (POCUS). We examine key trends in technology, the relationship of POCUS to consultative ultrasonography, growing clinical applications, and challenges with POCUS.

Our guest is Dr. Jose Luis Diaz-Gomez. Dr. Diaz- Gomez is the Chief of Transplant, Cardiovascular, and Mechanical Support Critical Care, and Director of Critical Care Echocardiography at Baylor, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He is a Senior Faculty in Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Critical Care at Baylor College of Medicine.

Additional Resources:
Point of Care Ultrasonography. By J.L. Diaz-Gomez et al. New England Journal of Medicine 2021:
Multi-organ point of care ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS4COVID). Expert Consensus:
Society of Critical Care Medicine Resources for critical care ultrasound:
Point of care ultrasonography Certification – CHEST:

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
The Myth of Artificial Intelligence: Why Computers Can’t Think the Way We Do. By Erik Larson:
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. By Greg McKeown: