Recommendations for POCUS Training, Education & Certification

In recent years, an increase use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has made it essential as bedside quick diagnostic tool preoperatively and in Critical care settings. What are the tools and resources, as well as, certification process, that are available and needed for an Anesthesiologist to become competent to make decisions based on the scans obtained?

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GE Healthcare is partner of the 2022 POCUS Conference edition

We help clinicians provide the best patient care possible. As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform.

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for the 2nd edition of the international Point of Care Ultrasound Conference, 12 May 2022 in a hybrid format.

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) uses ultrasound systems that allow quick diagnoses of medical conditions or echographic guidance of interventions. It is emerging as a reliable and valid tool in various clinical situations, such as emergency departments, intensive care units, perioperative care, general ward, and even in pre-hospital situations.

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Bubbles for medical imaging and therapy

michel versluis

by Invited Speaker prof. dr. Michel Versluis, Professor of Physical and Medical Acoustics, University of Twente

Bubbles are important for a large variety of applications in medical acoustics, including contrast imaging and ultrasound-assisted therapy. For example, stabilized microbubbles are used as contrast agents for ultrasound imaging and aid in delineation, perfusion and flow imaging.

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The use of POCUS in the dyspnoic patient with an emphasis on COVID-19

Frank Bosch

by Invited Speaker Frank Bosch, Professor in acute internal medicine, UMCN St. Radboud / Rijnstate Hospital

The use of POCUS in the dyspnoic patient will be discusses with an emphasis on the pulmonary infiltrations during COVID-19 infections. The role of determining the differential diagnosis and the prognosis at first confrontation with the patient. Furthermore, we will talk about education in POCUS.

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