Table 8

Summary of barriers to implementation and strategies to overcome barriers

Barrier to implementationStrategies to overcome barriers
Lack of equipment Bulk purchasing of equipment
 Purchase more affordable handheld devices
Lack of standardized curriculum Employ existing longitudinal curriculum (ie, FORESIGHT)
 Use other online resources (see education and resources section)
Lack of sufficient qualified faculty Establish local faculty “Champion” with dedicated time/resources
 Recruit core faculty to develop competency
 Use “reverse classroom” and simulator models to optimize faculty time
 Consider “Near-peer” and “peer-to-peer” models
  • FORESIGHT, Focused periOperative Risk Evaluation Sonography Involving Gastroabdominal Hemodynamic and Transthoracic ultrasound.