Department of Critical Care

Critical Care Ultrasound


Critical Care Ultrasound is the central core for point-of-care sonography at the University of Alberta. Our goal is to advance the cutting edge of bedside ultrasound with specific focus on critical care and emergency ultrasound.


Welcome to the Department of Critical Care Medicine’s section on critical care ultrasound (CCUS). We are excited to bring you an introduction to the exciting and evolving world of bedside ultrasound in caring for the critically ill. CCUS covers a vast array of applications from focused echocardiography and thoracic assessment to vascular access and procedural guidance. CCUS is rapidly gaining traction within the realm of critical care and emergency medicine, nationally and internationally, and encouraging acute care physicians to become trained as critical point-of-care sonographers.