5/31/19 POCUS Fest: Celebrating Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Medical Students
Over 300 point-of-care ultrasound enthusiasts participated in person or via live stream. A highlight for most, was when students and residents participated in hands-on sessions that included POCUS scanning challenges in cardiac, abdominal, MSK and lung practice cases. They also had the unique opportunity to watch POCUS in action and engage in games, which increased their familiarity with a handheld ultrasound device. Many coined this as an unforgettable encounter with POCUS.
5/29/19: How Will AI Change the World of POCUS?
“AI is here to stay, for sure. I embrace it and am excited about it. Our job is to make sure that folks don’t get the wrong impression about AI. It is going to be our friend,” Dr. Victor Rao of the POCUS Certification Academy is optimistic about the merger of AI with POCUS. As a clinician on staff and the Global Clinical Content Manager, Dr. Rao addresses the impacts that artificial intelligence (AI) has made and will continue to make on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
04/30/19: Artificial Intelligence – Putting the POC in POCUS
What an exciting time for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and artificial intelligence (AI)! AI is computer-based technology that mimics the complexity, wonder, and power of the human brain in the likes of robots and machines that replicate human voice and understanding. These devices automate repetitive tasks and create efficiencies. Some household devices you’re probably very aware of such as Siri, Alexa, and Face & Finger Recognition, incorporate automation and capture efficiencies in our day-to-day lives. Yet, these types of AI-infused solutions are just the beginning.
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.