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POCUS Journal is a resource for the latest information and case studies on point of care ultrasound, written by physicians, researchers, and educators. Read the latest issue of POCUS Journal or visit the archive for past issues.

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Articles in this issue

Research

Research: Emergency medicine residents’ acquisition of point-of-care ultrasound knowledge and their satisfaction with the flipped classroom andragogy

by Khalid Bashir MD; Aftab Azad, MD; Kaleelullah Saleem Farook, MD; Shahzad Anjum, MD; Sameer Pathan, MD; Zain Bhutta, MD; Stephen Hodges Thomas,MD – One of the traditional approaches for knowledge transfer in medical education is through face-to-face (F2F) teaching. We aimed to evaluate the acquisition of knowledge about point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and learner’s satisfaction [...]

Review

Review: Paramedic POCUS, Turning Our Heads to the Prehospital Side of the Fence: A Narrative Review of Education, Training and Future Direction

by Cristina D’Alessandro PCP BA(Hons), Ian R. Drennan ACP  Phd (c), Joseph Newbigging MD CCFP (EM) FCFP, Amer M.  Johri MD MSc FRCPC FASE – Portable ultrasound is a burgeoning technology with unrealized potential at a critical point in its evolution [1]. Francis Galton first generated ultrasound waves in 1876; however, it wasn’t until 1940 [...]

Case Report

Case Report: When all claims that it is necrotizing fasciitis but Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) proves the opposite!

by Hadiel Kaiyasah, MD, MRCS (Glasgow), ABHS-GS1 and Maryam Al Ali, MBBS2 – Soft tissue ultrasound (ST-USS) has been shown to be of utmost importance in assessing patients with soft tissue infections in the emergency department or critical care unit. It aids in guiding the management of soft tissue infection based on the sonographic findings.

Case Report

Case Report: POCUS to FOCUS

by Maryam Al Ali, MBBS; Abeeha Gardezi, MBBsch; Michael Jalal, MBBS; Shihab Al Sheikh, MB.ChB. CABS. MRCS. PgCert medical ultrasound – Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) plays an important role in the Emergency Department or in any Critical Care Unit. In our case, we present how a POCUS mnemonic guided us in diagnosing two fatal [...]