Why Learn POCUS?

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is the future of bedside medicine. It has value for every medical professional that performs a physical exam.

See Your Patients in a New Dimension

Like all clinical skills, becoming truly proficient at POCUS takes hundreds of hours of learning, mentorship, and practice. Why invest your valuable time in becoming a confident POCUS practitioner? Because it will make you a better clinician!

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POCUS facilitates the delivery of high-quality, timely patient care.

  • Rapidly narrow differential diagnoses at the bedside, expediting time-to-diagnosis (citation)
  • Ultrasound guidance enables safer, more accurate medical procedures (citation).

POCUS is a powerful tool for health equity and global health.

  • It’s portable and handheld (and POCUS practitioners are self-sufficient)—these traits are essential for practicing in low- and middle-income countries.
  • It builds trust by inviting patients to participate in shared decision making and diagnostic understanding(citation)
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Becoming proficient in POCUS is empowering.

  • The diagnostic imaging process is entirely in your hands. 
  • It allows you to see inside the body in real time.
  • It gives you more quality time at the bedside.
  • It can give you greater confidence in your diagnoses and your effectiveness as a clinician.

POCUS is the future of medicine.

POCUS is rapidly becoming a standard of care across specialties. No matter what your speciality is or where you are in your career, gaining proficiency in POCUS is important for your growth as a medical provider. 

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5 value based care

POCUS supports value-based care.

  • It is eligible for billing and reimbursement. 
  • It can help improve patient outcomes (citation).
  • It can help improve patient satisfaction (citation).
  • It can contribute to more efficient resource utilization (citation).
  • It can reduce exposure to ionizing radiation (citation).
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures can enhance patient safety (citation).