December 2022: How GUSI Spread the Power of POCUS in 2022
On behalf of the Global Ultrasound Team,
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. We are proud to be at the forefront of this movement.
The GUSI team has traveled from Kenya to Kentucky, from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Guyana to Long Island, and many places in between.
Here are some of our highlights from 2022:
- 10x increase in the number of online learners
Front-line providers from 60+ countries from South Sudan to rural Alaska
New courses in Musculoskeletal POCUS and Pediatric POCUS with many more new courses on the way.
150 GUSI Instructors, now from >10 countries
In-person training of 500 Kenyan midwives in OB POCUS (largest POCUS deployment ever)
Hundreds of healthcare providers in combat zones in Ukraine with free GUSI access
Supporting POCUS education in Yemen and Bangladesh with MedGlobal
Closed-captioning of all content in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Ukrainian
Thousands of scans in the Scan Portfolio archive and expert QA done on hundreds of them
In-person training for: Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless, University of Arkansas Family Medicine Residencies, The Wright Center, California Academy of Family Physicians, Direct Primary Care, Northwell Family Medicine Residency, Skagit Family Medicine Residency, Kansas University Family Medicine Residency, among many others
For our final newsletter of the year, we wanted to share cases that highlight pathology that speaks to our humanity’s shared passion for soccer/football.
Case Study #1
Famed journalist Grant Wahl collapsed and died while covering soccer at the World Cup. Autopsy showed that he died of an aortic aneurysm rupture. This disease is devastating and often only presents itself on autopsy, which makes it almost impossible to prevent.
- Learn more here about aortic aneurysms here in this meta-analysis that examines the utility of POCUS in the management of ruptured aortic aneurysms.
- Also, check out this NPR podcast discussing Grant Wahl’s life and legacy here.
Case Study #2
David Beckham famously missed the 2010 World Cup in South Africa because of a torn Achilles tendon. This devastating injury has impacted numerous athletes and have impacted their careers. But this is also a disease that commonly happens when playing recreational sports as well.
- Read more about ultrasonographical findings of ruptured Achilles tendon injuries here.
- Pediatric patients also can develop Achilles tendon injuries. Learn more here.
In 2023, stay tuned for more incredible content with:
Basic OB/Gyn Essentials
Tropical Medicine Essentials
Critical Care & Advanced Cardiac Ultrasound
As well as software updates to make POCUS education as streamlined as possible with the ability to:
New GUSI POCUS APP!!! (Planned Release Summer 2023)
Track learners’ scans for accuracy
POCUS Training is for Everyone
Did you miss this month’s flagship POCUS course? Don’t worry, we will hold our next conference April 13-14, 2023 at the Hilton in San Francisco.
We are so thankful for your trust and support.
Wishing you Happy Holidays and a Peaceful New Year!
Kevin, Mena, and the GUSI Team
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