An Effective Route to Healing: POCUS MSK Soft Tissue
We are proud to introduce you to the certificate for musculoskeletal (MSK) and skin and soft tissue conditions.
The skin is composed of a thin superficial layer called epidermis and a deeper layer called dermis, followed by subcutaneous fat and connective tissue. The term soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support or surround other structures and organs of the body. Musculoskeletal tissue includes muscles, tendons (bands of fiber that connect muscles to bones), fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, nerves and synovial tissues (tissues around joints)1.
Research proves the effectiveness of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the evaluation of MSK and soft tissue conditions. The National Center for Biotechnology Information affirms in the Journal for Intensive Care that POCUS has been found to accurately diagnose specific MSK and soft tissue conditions, including Abscess, Cellulitis, Foreign Body, Ganglion Cyst, Muscle Tear, Necrotizing Fasciitis and Reactive Lymph Nodes, hematoma, tendinitis, bursitis etc.2
Underscoring this research is the consensus that the effectiveness of POCUS is evident. The futuristic power this technology wields is beneficial not only to patients but to medical practitioners. Having access to a quicker and more accurate evaluation and diagnostic imaging technology can provide patients with the diagnosis they need as they seek the next steps to healing. This will improve patient satisfaction.
Moreover, ultrasound is lower in cost and has a unique advantage of a higher spatial resolution than MRI. It is dynamic because it can be delivered at the point of care, allowing the physician to manipulate the joints when needed, take relevant history, and receive patient feedback all while scanning.
The POCUS MSK Soft Tissue Clinical Certificate will place in your hands the power to increase your knowledge and its application. By accessing the self-paced online modules, you set the pace while engaging with skilled peers and educators in a rigorous curriculum designed to increase your confidence and competence.
Participants have shared that POCUS programs are “a good way to assess your knowledge” and 85% of participants would recommend the POCUS Certification Academy to their colleagues3.
This certificate has been developed with you in mind. We at the POCUS Certification Academy aim to empower healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care. We believe that the future of ultrasound is portable and mobile, enabling faster care leading to a more efficient and effective patient experience.
Are you ready to lead the future?
We invite you to learn more about the POCUS MSK Soft Tissue Clinical Certificate. Any questions, please contact us at POCUS@apca.org.
- An overview of point-of-care ultrasound for soft tissue and musculoskeletal applications in the emergency department Kuo-Chih Chen,1,2 Aming Chor-Ming Lin,1,2 Chee-Fah Chong,1,2 and Tzong-Luen Wang1,2
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