Description: Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has rapidly developed to become an integral part of emergency medicine practice in Canada in the past decade. This talk briefly reviews how this happened, and it explores exciting current developments in education, training, research and technology that will shape how POCUS evolves in the future.
- Understand the current evidence to support the use of POCUS in emergency medicine practice
- Learn about POCUS medical school education, fellowship training, patient oriented research, and technology evolution that will inform the future of POCUS
- Become inspired to (further) integrate POCUS into your emergency medicine practice tomorrow
- Medical schools across the country are integrating POCUS education into their undergraduate medical training, so all new graduating medical students will have basic POCUS competency
- Other specialties like critical care, internal medicine, anesthesia, and family medicine are increasingly adopting the use of POCUS, and cross-specialty collaboration will become increasingly more important
- Technology evolution has resulted in the development of hand held ultrasound units that are being as low as $2000 a unit, so this will empower any health care practitioner to own an ultrasound unit
Biography: Dr. Daniel Kim is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is also a Staff Emergency Physician at Vancouver General Hospital. His interests include point of care ultrasound, medical education, and strategies to make emergency medicine easier.