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The Benefits of POCUS in a Family Practice Setting

December 16, 2019

“That’s the beauty of POCUS, it really allows us to lay hands on our patients, and also to get buy in.” ~ Dr. Nicole Yedlinsky

Dr. Nicole Yedlinsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She completed Family Medicine Residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at VCU-Fairfax Family Practice, Fairfax, VA. She practices family medicine, obstetrics, and sports medicine, and utilizes POCUS daily. She is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasonography (RMSK). Dr. Yedlinsky has established POCUS training for the family medicine residents, teaches MSK ultrasound to the sports medicine fellows, and is developing curriculum for medical student ultrasound training.

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Additional Resources

  1. Watch our informative webinar about the integration of ultrasound into medical professional education. https://www.pocus.org/resources/integration-of-ultrasound-into-medical-professional-education-7-22-19/
  2. Take a listen to our podcast on Malka Stromer’s expert involvement with the development of interdisciplinary ultrasound training programs. https://www.pocus.org/resources/an-interdisciplinary-approach-to-integrate-ultrasound-into-medical-school-curriculum/
  3. Click here for additional resources supporting ultrasound education and training. https://www.susme.org/home/resources/
  4. For a deeper dive into the role of POCUS in Family Medicine, make sure to read our blog, POCUS Elevates Care.
  5. Looking at POCUS from a Big Picture Perspective is a great podcast episode to check out for additional expertise relating to family medicine. https://pocus.blubrry.net/2018/11/19/looking-at-pocus-from-a-big-picture-perspective
  6. American Academy of Family Physicians offers an excellent way to get involved in the POCUS conversation by joining their member interest group.  https://www.aafp.org/membership/involve/mig/ultrasound.html
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