Behind the Scan

POCUS Whole-Body Approach: The Stanford ED Experience

December 8, 2020
45 Minutes

Learn how the whole-body approach to point-of-care ultrasound is essential for safely managing patient care in the emergency medicine environment. Using POCUS for a whole-body approach expedites the diagnosis and treatment of shock, and the respiratory and multi-organ failure often encountered in patients with COVID-19. Whether managing clinical complications or trying to perform procedures safely, the whole-body approach is a vital element in critically ill patient care.

What You'll Learn

  • How the whole-body approach to point-of-care ultrasound is essential to managing patient care safely

  • How a POCUS whole body approach expedites the diagnosis and treatment of shock, and the respiratory and multi-organ failure often encountered in patients with COVID-19

Your Presenters for this Webinar are:

Presenter: Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine; Creator: @SonoSpot,, and

Dr. Gharahbaghian is an academic emergency physician who completed her fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound in 2007 at Stanford and remained on the Stanford faculty to serve as Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Program and Fellowship for 10 years. Now, she serves as Medical and Quality Director of Emergency Medicine. Her interests include ultrasound in medical education, quality improvement, resident education, and simulation-based ultrasound training, including procedural skills training and case-based learning for ultrasound interpretation and integration. Her research involves the study of various point-of-care ultrasound applications in the management of critical patients, in the screening of trauma patients, and in its education through simulation models. She is a leader in the national bedside ultrasound educational impact, has led several very successful educational innovations in emergency ultrasound, including her internationally-known blog, with thousands of followers on Twitter (@sonospot) where she continues to engage with the FOAMed community. She is also the first to create an online ultrasound-focused case-based educational opportunity through gamification with Due to her belief that adding ultrasound can enhance learning of the human body and disease while quickening diagnoses and life-saving interventions, she brought UltraFest, a free national medical student ultrasound symposium to Stanford, and has travelled internationally to provide educational sessions on ultrasound integration into emergency practice at various developed and underdeveloped countries and rural village clinics. She has directed various ultrasound CME workshops and continues to instruct at several successful national CME ultrasound workshops, including at the national scientific assembly for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Stanford's Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop.

Moderator: Diku Mandavia, MD
Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer FUJIFILM Medical USA and FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc.

Dr. Mandavia, MD, FACEP, FRCPC, joined Sonosite as a medical advisor in 2007 and currently serves as Chief Medical Officer for both FUJIFILM Sonosite, Inc. and FUJIFILM Medical USA. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California and was an Attending Staff Physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1998-2010. Dr. Mandavia is a founding member and past-chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and co-author of the ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines. He has taught thousands of physicians worldwide, lectured at over 200 medical conferences and has been awarded ACEP’s Outstanding Speaker of the Year. Dr. Mandavia has also contributed to over 100 publications and is co-director of the national Resuscitation Conference. He received his medical degree from Memorial University in Canada, completed his residency at Los Angeles County and USC Medical Center and is a graduate of the Stanford Executive Program.

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