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The Emergency Medicine Saint John Ultrasound Program was established as one of our priority academic programs. Amongst our physician group are a number of national and international leaders in the field of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS). We several PoCUS courses each year in the Maritimes, including the CanPoCUS Core course, CanPoCUS IP School and CanPoCUS FestCanPoCUS.com

We have 2 Sonosite Edge II machines located in Trauma and RAZ and 1 Sonosite X-Porte in Acute. Our PoCUS simulation room features a Vimedex PoCUS simulator (including TEE), educational ultrasound machines and various phantoms. All EM SJ site hospitals have an ultrasound machine in their emergency departments and all sites are linked by a PoCUS image archiving solution (Q-Path).



PoCUS Image Archiving

Image Archiving – Guidelines



Clerkship PoCUS

iFMEM Resident PoCUS

Rotating Residents PoCUS

EM SJ PoCUS Teaching Resources

Competency and Quality Assurance

PoCUS Competency Program

EM SJ PoCUS Quality Assurance

PoCUS Fellowships and Electives

Dalhousie PoCUS Fellowship

EM SJ Dalhousie Clerkship PoCUS Program

PoCUS Courses


EM SJ Ultrasound Research

SHoC Network


DMNB PoCUS Club Machine Lending Library


Ultrasound Resources

Ultrasound Faculty

Dr Cherie Adams

Dr. Paul Atkinson

Dr. Kavish Chandra

Dr. Robin Clouston

Dr Pat Dutton

Dr. Paul Frankish

Dr. James French

Dr Rachel Goss

Dr. Matt Greer

Dr. Jay Hannigan

Dr Maria Kovalik

Dr Andrew Lohoar

Dr Jacqueline Mackay

Dr. Joanna Middleton 

Dr. Tushar Pishe 

Dr. Brian Ramrattan

Dr. Peter Ross 

Dr Erin Slaunwhite

Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot

Dr. Luke Taylor



AAA    ECCU Workshop

Ultrasound Simulation Room

The ultrasound simulation room is located in the back corridor between RAZ and Trauma. They key for this room can be accessed via the ED Admin Office. This room is set up for a variety of ultrasound simulation modalities.

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Equipment includes:

  • Sonosite MicroMaxx Ultrasound Machine
  • CAE Vimedix Simulator – Including Curvilinear, Phased Array and TEE transducers
  • Blue Phantom – Head and Neck Vascular Access Phantom
  • Blue Phantom – Transvaginal Phantom
  • Blue Phantom – Upper Limb Vascular Access Phantom
  • Blue Phantom – Vascular Access and Nerve block Phantoms

This equipment is available to all staff physicians, residents and medical students. Please contact Dr Lewis for simulator training if required. Simulator instructions can be found in the File Store below. Please ensure that all the equipment in the ultrasound simulation room is turned off and in good condition after use.



Quick Tips

How to Log a Scan (MTurbo)- Sonosite SJRHEM – logging a scan web

How to save and Image/Clip (MTurbo) – Sonosite SJRHEM – saving a clip or image web


Ultrasound Files