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Evidence-Based POCUS

August 5, 2019

Listen as author, Dr. Paul Atkinson, discusses the use of point-of-care ultrasound in emergency medicine and resuscitation.

Dr. Paul Atkinson is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University and Saint John Regional Hospital, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the current chair of the provincial Emergency Medicine research committee. Paul is also deputy editor of CJEM, Chief Medical Officer at WorkSafeNB, and is currently VP for ultrasound research for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). And, he is co-director of the Emergency Critical Care Ultrasound (ECCU) course.

His international training includes Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK. He is the principal investigator and chair of the SHoC ultrasound research network.

He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, as well as being the lead editor on two textbooks, Emergency Medicine an Illustrated Colour Text, 2010; and Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation, 2019.

Awards include the inaugural “Best in Class” undergraduate teaching award from Dalhousie University in 2012, and the national Grant Innes Award for Emergency Medicine research in 2014, and the Ian Stiell Researcher of the Year Award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2019.

Current research interests include POCUS in critical illness, occupational stress injury, medical education, trauma systems, and prevention, as well as quality in medicine. Paul enjoys cycling and hiking in the wide-open spaces of New Brunswick.

You can demonstrate your specialized knowledge in Point of Care Ultrasound with the POCUS Emergency Medicine Certification.

Watch Peter Bonadonna’s EMS POCUS webinar for more details on how emergency physicians, first responders, and other emergency medicine providers are using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to improve care.

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