Table 1

Minimum number of supervised studies recommended to achieve competency in specific diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) domains (adapted with permission from a Work Product authored by the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Ad Hoc Committee on POCUS)7

POCUS applicationMinimum number of supervised studies personally performed and interpreted
(“Level 1” studies)
Minimum number of additional supervised studies interpreted but need not be personally performed
(“Level 2” studies)
Total number of “Level 1 and 2” studies for competency
Focused airway ultrasound302050
Focused lung ultrasound302050
Focused assessment with sonography in trauma302050
Focused gastric ultrasound302050
Focused cardiac ultrasound50100150