paediatric emergency medicine at

the hospital for sick children

Point Of Care Ultrasound


Transforming Paediatric Emergency Care Worldwide

Paediatric Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound at SickKids (P2SK) is a global leader in paediatric emergency POCUS . Our program enables education at all post-secondary and practicing physician faculty levels, graduating fellows who go on to become leaders in point of care ultrasound (POCUS) worldwide.

Our weekly educational rounds are accessible to anyone and streamed live, supporting our belief in Free Open Access Medical Education (#FOAM, #FOAMed). In addition, our research, quality improvement and quality assurance programs are continually working towards improving understanding, credentialing and program development, building on our foundation of excellent in POCUS education and administration.

Our goal is to revolutionize paediatric emergency care through education, research and quality improvement. Join us in making a global difference!

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The innovative PEM POCUS Program at SickKids was launched in 2011.  The goal was to improve the care of injured and ill children through the use of point-of-care ultrasound technology at home in Toronto and worldwide. 

If you're interested in learning more, please click on the programs below!

PEM POCUS Fellowship

Advanced training



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Interested in having us come to teach your team? Contact us to connect with one of our educators and start the conversation!

Curriculum & Resources

We offer a number of resources for you to use during your rotation, trainership, or fellowship with us. 

Meet the POCUS Team

Our faculty are experts in POCUS each with their own unique research, quality, or clinical interests.

“POCUS is a practice-changing technology that helps a user decrease cognitive load, make safer choices, share in their decision making with families and practice procedures with added safety and knowledge. Our program believes in free open access medical education #FOAMED and we’d love for you to join us for our live-streamed rounds, come train with us, or invite us to coordinate a workshop for you and your colleagues!”

Dr. Lianne McLean

Director of the Program