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Beyond the Call: Approaches to Prehospital Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS): Steph Louka, MD

As POCUS becomes affordable and nears greater adoption, more agencies will look to add this valuable assessment tool to their arsenal.  How can an agency or individual train for this high-tech procedure typically reserved for physicians and in-hospital practitioners? In this webinar, we will discuss the requirements of a solid POCUS training program including developing didactic content, working with standardized patients, and creating DIY simulation models for procedural techniques such as ultrasound-guided IV access.


Stephanie Louka, MD, AEMT
Stephanie Louka, MD, AEMT, completed her EMS fellowship training and emergency medicine residency training at VCU Health in Richmond, Va. She is a life member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad. Her prehospital interests include POCUS and BLS education. She blogs at

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