About POCUS ECHO
During each session, a panel of subject matter experts who constitute the ECHO “hub team” facilitate brief didactics, and de-identified patient cases are presented by participants. Students and established providers alike receive support and recommendations from their peers while learning how to comprehensively apply skills.
POCUS ECHO meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET via Zoom.
For any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Assistant Director, Kaley Liang: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Point of Care Ultrasound?
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) utilizes portable, easy-to-use, and affordable ultrasound technology that allows for quicker discovery of medical issues right at the point of care. Images are available immediately and require no waiting to see if a patient must be transferred to a different healthcare facility or prepared for further imaging assessment. This has vastly improved the quality of care for patients than in the past. The addition of POCUS in clinical care settings improves provider accuracy and quality of care, and in turn, improves patient outcomes.
Identified benefits of task shifting in POCUS include improved diagnosis and support of clinical decision-making that leads to better bedside management, an increase in health services, and better health outcomes overall. Additional benefits also include availability of imaging at primary care levels and empowerment of frontline healthcare workers.