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 with the flipped classroom (FC) teaching approach.

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 that ultrasound was first applied to clinical medicine [2]. Reaching a “tipping point”, ultrasound is being rapidly assimilated into many medical specialties beyond radiology, now in the hands of non-radiologist, non-cardiologist novel users [2].

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 conditions in a single case.