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Ultrasound has dramatically influenced the practice of emergency medicine in the twenty-first century. From its introduction to the medical landscape in the 1950s, it has been studied and utilized in various diagnostic exams and procedural guidance. Bedside ultrasound allowed emergency physicians easy access to immediate imaging, giving them the means to make management decisions quicker and improve quality of care. Ultrasound has demonstrated utility in examination of the heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, biliary system, uterus, ovaries, testicles, eyes and many other structures in the body. It decreases unsuccessful attempts and post-procedural complications in peripheral and central venous…

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 The Evolving Role of Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine

Ultrasound has dramatically influenced the practice of emergency medicine in the twenty-first century. From its introduction to the medical landscape in the 1950s, it has been studied and utilized in various diagnostic exams and procedural guidance.

SonoSpot: Topics in Bedside Ultrasound

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We believe the best chance a patient has at getting better is a clinician at their beside with the right answers and the confidence to act. That's why we created SonoAccess, our no-cost ultrasound app that can get you from "zero to scan" with confidence. When you download SonoAccess, you'll get a first-class ultrasound app with extensive clinical education content, product guides, How-To videos, clinical images, and reference guides for point-of-care ultrasound.


A bedside ultrasound game.


Welcome to sonoguide! sonoguide was developed by members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Emergency Ultrasound Section as a result of a Section Grant. Created to educate at the undergraduate level, the project became a sophisticated and comprehensive reference with state-of-the-art graphics that serves any level of medical training and continuing medical education.


SonoSim develops and markets state-of-the-art simulation training products for physicians, nurses, students and careproviders who need to continually expand and improve their ultrasound skills. The company comprises leading ultrasound educators, computer-based instructional designers, content editors, computer engineers and scientists, and software developers.


Sonosite has long recognized the very specific needs of emergency physicians, and we offer products that are uniquely suited to provide full diagnostic capabilities at the bedside. Fast, high-quality imaging at the point of care saves lives, increases patient safety, and improves clinician efficiency.

Core Ultrasound

Basically because no one else was doing it. Mike and I both really wanted to listen to a well done ultrasound podcast similar to the podcasts out there such as EMRAP, EMcrit, and ERCAST. However, it wasn’t out there, so after our Fellowship training (University of Utah) we decided to do it ourselves.

Emergency Ultrasonography

This website, which will provide the foundation for a basic understanding of Emergency Ultrasound (EUS), is also an enormous work-in-progress. The key to proficiency in, and eventual mastery of, Emergency Ultrasound is practice. Following every lecture, every tutorial, every case discussion, apply your skill-set in the ED. Scan every sore abdomen, every pregnancy with cramping, every shortness of breath or chest pain. Developing a sense of "normal" allows for quick identification of what is "abnormal". I hope you enjoy the site.....and I welcome any and all feedback!


We have assembled a staff of experienced emergency physicians from some of the busiest academic emergency departments in the country to provide ultrasound education to practicing emergency physicians with an interest in expanding their clinical horizon. We offer multiple courses at attractive locations, or we can come to your location and help instruct your entire staff.

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound

Emergency medicine ultrasound combines three traditionally distinct parts: obtaining the relevant ultrasound images, interpreting the images obtained, and applying this information to patient care. By combining these parts which were traditionally done by the US technician, the radiologist and the EM physician respectively, the EM physician can speed the care and disposition of patients in the Emergency Department.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute

If you can’t travel, attend our seminars online through our Live Webinar options. Virtually attend our seminars from the comfort of your home or office. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute will provide a handout of the course topics, and you have the convenience of being able to ask questions to the instructors in real-time. Just like if you were sitting in the classroom!


Our Mission at POCUS 101 is simple: to create User-Centered Content that allows YOU to start using Point of Care Ultrasound right away! As creators of POCUS 101, we are fellowship-trained in Point of Care Ultrasound and have taught thousands of students from all backgrounds including medical students, nurses, and physicians from all specialties.

The POCUS Atlas

Our content is freely available to share and use for global point-of-care ultrasound education.

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