Physician-Led Management and Funding for POCUS
Healthcare organizations, leadership roles, and support significantly contribute to physician burnout by imposing excessive workloads, inefficient work processes, and clerical burdens. Physicians have minimal training in management and little on-the-job training skills to develop management skills such as how to allocate short and long term resources.
A Point-of-Care Ultrasound Lightbulb for Physician Burnout
This month’s GUSI Newsletter posits that Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) can alleviate some of the “moral injury” experienced by healthcare workers by allowing medical providers to offer better, more personalized care, improve physicians’ sense of accomplishment, and improve the quality of care experienced by patients.
Improving IUD Insertion Care with POCUS
The use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has been well established in emergency medicine. However, what is less known is the utility of POCUS in the Primary Care and outpatient setting. This month’s newsletter aims to explore how POCUS can improve healthcare delivery in primary care and outpatient settings, with a specific focus on guiding the insertion of intrauterine devices (IUDs).
POCUS vs. the Physical Exam in Obstetrics
We’re excited to continue our series on how POCUS can transform the bedside clinical exam. In this month’s newsletter, we examine the traditional physical exam performed in basic prenatal obstetric care and explore how POCUS coupled with the physical exam leads to more accurate and timely diagnosis of potentially life-threatening conditions.
Physical Exam vs. POCUS go Head to Head
In addition to the history of present illness, the physical exam and its 4 pillars, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation are cornerstones in medical education. The physical exam has evolved over several centuries and continues to evolve. When considering the way POCUS is revolutionizing the ability to acquire immediate information as to the happenings inside of the body in real time, one can consider POCUS as a 5th pillar to the physical exam in the form of insonation.
Women POCUS Leaders
In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to graduate from a medical school in the United States. Since then, women physicians, nurses, advanced practice practitioners have made tremendous contributions to the field of medicine. In 1864, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler became the first Black woman in the US to earn a medical degree and in 1889, Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte became the first Native American woman to become a doctor.
Celebrating Black History Month
As we celebrate Black History Month and recognize the enormous achievements of African American pathmakers in medicine, we want to take a moment to recognize one such champion in the world of medicine who has opened pathways in public health, pediatrics and primary care.
Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston is one such doctor who transformed healthcare in the United States.
POCUS in 2023: New ACGME Requirements
The beginning of 2023 is a wonderful opportunity to build upon the momentum of last year’s accomplishments and reflect on the barriers that kept us from achieving our goals. Whether it is Integrating POCUS into your clinical practice, learning new POCUS skills, or establishing point-of-care ultrasound training in your residency, POCUS integration in 2023 is both timely and achievable!
How GUSI Spread the Power of POCUS in 2022
We are so appreciative of your support and trust along the POCUS learning journey. 2022 has been a big year for POCUS with the new ACGME POCUS curriculum guidelines in Family Medicine and the constant expansion of POCUS applications.
POCUS Care for Wintertime
Shortness of Breath
With the winter season soon approaching, many people may find themselves struggling with shortness of breath as the air gets colder and winter viruses circulate.
POCUS Training is For
For this newsletter, we thought we would share some of GUSI’s origin tale! Read onward to learn more about the true motivations for why Mena started GUSI.
GUSI – Healthcare Inequalities
We have a lot to learn and we know there will be missteps but we hope that spreading the knowledge of POCUS to all corners of the world will allow clinicians to provide the same excellent standard of healthcare to all, and help to reduce healthcare inequalities.
GUSI – Gun Violence
We dedicate this month’s newsletter to healthcare workers and clinicians who work hard everyday to combat gun violence and firearm related injuries and deaths. Beyond a public health crisis, the clinical management of gun violence is a part of nearly every specialty in healthcare.
GUSI – Abortion Care
We dedicate this special edition newsletter to healthcare workers and clinicians who are empowered to provide the best healthcare to all of their patients, especially those patients who are our most vulnerable and at-risk.
GUSI – Music, Medicine and Movement.
Music is important to us at GUSI, and not just because we love making musical TikToks that share our love of POCUS! We strongly believe in the healing power of music – one of the most ancient and powerful medicines available to mankind.
GUSI – GUSI And The Art Of Medical
This month’s newsletter is dedicated to healthcare education and the role that POCUS has in training current and future healthcare workers. POCUS is an important diagnostic tool, and becoming proficient in its use is empowering.
GUSI – Global is in Our Name
GUSI dedicates this newsletter to the memory of Dr. Paul Farmer, a global health champion. With a spotlight on international health case studies, a global health faculty member, and a reminder about our Health Equity Residency Exchange, we highlight our commitment to teaching POCUS worldwide.
GUSI POCUS Women’s Health
GUSI celebrates Women’s Health in this newsletter with a focus on female specific pathology. Also highlighted is a short video on improving ECHO skills in honor of American Heart Health Month.
New Year – New POCUS Resolutions
Check out GUSI’s resolution recommendations to fully embrace POCUS in your clinical practice for the New Year.
Happy New Year from GUSI!
2022 Will Be Your Year For POCUS
As we reflect on 2021, here at GUSI we are proud of how we have risen to the unique challenge of providing high quality medical education around POCUS despite the recent COVID constraints against gathering.
Lung Ultrasound – The Missing Clinical Piece
Lung Ultrasound is an established and highly utilized component of POCUS, often providing critical information about a patient. GUSI is a global leader in teaching lung ultrasound and this month’s newsletter features case studies with POCUS clips and the new Local Heroes Series.
Why POCUS is a Game Changer in Global Health
According to the WHO, two-thirds of the world’s population live in areas without easy access to diagnostic imaging and POCUS can help bridge that resource gap. GUSI and MedGlobal have been awarded the 2021 MissionPOCUS and together we will train physicians in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh to use POCUS.
See Your Primary Care Patients in a New Dimension
Here at GUSI, we are passionate about POCUS use in Family Medicine and Primary Care. This month’s newsletter features case studies in the primary care setting highlighting how POCUS can provide a practitioner with greater confidence and effectiveness.
The Power of POCUS for Cardiac Care
POCUS is a rapid, resource-efficient way to definitively diagnose patients at the bedside, in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, particularly in the cardiac examination. Here at GUSI, we hope to help equip medical professionals across specialties with high-yield, clinically-relevant POCUS skills, starting from any level of familiarity with ultrasound.
How POCUS Enhances Care for Musculoskeletal Injuries
The versatility of POCUS allows its use across specialties and practice settings. It has great utility in Orthopedics for both the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries as exemplified in this month’s case studies.
POCUS for COVID-19 in Primary Care and Beyond
POCUS can be transformative in diagnosing lung pathology, often by narrowing down or clarifying the differential, which has become even more important with COVID-19. Begin your learning about lung pathology from our case studies within the newsletter. GUSI is proud to offer the opportunity for continued learning with free access to our complete lung ultrasound module during these critical times.
Our Top POCUS Cases of 2020
From head to toe, check out our 10 most game-changing POCUS cases of 2020 as this year comes to a close.
Happy New Year from GUSI!
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