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04/03/19: POCUS: To the World and Beyond
Some of the world’s greatest discoveries have happened, well, by accident. Benjamin Franklin was flying a kite when he discovered the power of electricity. Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin only after first throwing it away.  Focus on Pocus podcast guest Dr. Cliff Gronseth tripped over his dog and sprained his ankle. After realizing how difficult it was to take an ultrasound of his injury, he wondered if there was an easier way to harness the power of ultrasound to scan and diagnose injuries.

03/19/19: 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.

2/27/19: The Future of Ultrasound is here
The future of ultrasound is dynamic, inclusive, disruptive and it is here today.

1/16/19: A Community of Fulfillment
The Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy’s mission is to improve healthcare globally while bettering outcomes for individual patients. We firmly believe that through a community of healthcare and medical professionals working, sharing, and striving together to bring POCUS to the forefront of patient care, we not only can achieve self-fulfillment but can change the face of healthcare around the world.

1/9/19: Care with a Promise
What is the promise of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)?  “The first is that a clinician can have a much better idea of the diagnosis of the patient in front of him by adding to their standard 19th-century physical examination an ultrasound evaluation.”

1/2/19: POCUS: Practice Makes Perfect
Dr. Victor Rao is a radiologist by training and a pioneer of POCUS learning content for medical students, physicians assistants and residents, and continuing medical education content for physicians at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia.  Here is why he thinks that practice makes perfect with POCUS.

12/21/18: Mission POCUS Haiti: Advancing Healthcare Across the Globe
The Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Certification Academy has found a calling in its Mission POCUS.

11/5/18: POCUS: Transforming the Future of Healthcare
Why one cardiac surgery department sees Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) as the future of healthcare.

10/24/18: Care By The Bedside
How Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) increased diagnostic certainty and gave peace of mind to a pregnant mother, all without having to leave the ED.