Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training and Credentialing for mid-late Career Emergency Physicians: Is it worth it?

Courtney M. Smalley, MD; Erin L. Simon, DO; McKinsey R. Muir, MHSA; Fernando Delgado, MSIE; Baruch S. Fertel, MD, MPA – Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming more prevalent in community emergency medicine (EM) practice with the current American College of Emergency Physician guidelines recommending POCUS training for all graduates from United States based residency programs as well as support for POCUS privileging by the American Medical Association.

Trans-hepatic Lung Ultrasound – A Window for Supine Patients

Miguel Lourenço Varela, MD; Sofia Branco Ribeiro, MD; Andriy Krystopchuk, MD; Daniel Nunez, MD – Lung ultrasound has gained increasing use in the last few years, especially in the critically ill patients. By applying the probe on the thorax, much of the lung can be inspected and multiple conditions can be diagnosed and monitored, through anterior, lateral and posterior thoracic views.

Creating an Efficient Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workflow

Ammar Saati, MD; Arthur Au, MD; Titus Chu, MD; Rebecca L. Davis, MD; Rohin Singla, MD; Jason Smith, MBA, RN; Jennifer L. White, MD; Resa E. Lewiss, MD – A point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) workflow is composed of multiple processes managed by various stakeholders. There are concurrent front and back end steps including: acquiring, archiving and interpreting images; documenting the POCUS study and ultimately coding and billing for the study.

Point-of-Care Ultrasound is Having Its Moment

Resa E. Lewiss, MD; Rachel B. Liu MD; Robert Strony DO – Ultrasound performed at the point of care (POCUS) is having its moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly caused the acceleration of POCUS acceptance by hospital leaders, and POCUS examinations are increasingly performed by specialists outside of emergency medicine. What is driving this rapid culture change?

Welcome to POCUS Journal

by Amer M. Johri, MD

Welcome to the first issue of the world’s first journal dedicated solely to point-of-care ultrasound. The Point-of-care Ultrasound Journal (POCUS J) is unique in its dedication to showcasing studies performed by any specialty- whether it’s the Emergency Department, Critical Care, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Primary Care or Allied Health.