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The Saint John Regional Hospital Emergency Department 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 run a growing number of PoCUS courses each year in Saint John, 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. In addition we have a fully stocked PoCUS simulation room.


Emergency Medicine Saint John – Image Archiving

Emergency Medicine Saint John – Ultrasound Program Pages



Ultrasound Resources

Ultrasound Faculty

Dr. Paul Atkinson

Dr. Kavish Chandra

Dr. Robin Clouston

Dr. Paul Frankish

Dr. Matt Greer

Dr. Jay Hannigan

Dr. Michael Howlett 

Dr. Joanna Middleton 

Dr. Mandy Peach

Dr. Tushar Pishe 

Dr. Brian Ramrattan

Dr. Peter Ross 

Dr. Jo-Ann Talbot

Dr. Luke Taylor



AAA    ECCU Workshop

Ultrasound Simulation Room

2014-03-26 09.36.19The 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.

Equipment includes:

  • Sonosite MicroMaxx Ultrasound Machine
  • CAE Vimedix Simulator
  • SonoSim Simulator
  • 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

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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 – Sonosite SJRHEM – logging a scan web

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


Ultrasound Files