This is a point of care ultrasound course for clinicians working in emergency medicine, critical care medicine, acute medicine, general internal medicine, respiratory medicine, cardiology, general surgery, general practice and pre-hospital care.
POCUS is seeing with sound, where the clinician managing the patient is actively acquiring, interpreting and clinically integrating focused ultrasound in real time to help make management decisions at the patient’s bedside. Technology has reached the point where the hand held ultrasound device will replace the stethoscope in this generation of medicine.
The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare is located here in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. It launched in 2018 and will ultimately house facilities for clinical research, genomics, bio-banking, inter-disciplinary team training, education and innovation programme facilities.
The Mater Hospital has an exceptional reputation for clinicians teaching bedside ultrasound, making POCUS training at The Pillar Centre a leading choice for clinicians looking to learn POCUS.
POCUS allows you to make life-saving interventions based on information obtained at the bedside such as does my patient have cardiac tamponade, massive pulmonary embolus, pneumothorax or pulmonary oedema.
It enables you to differentiate more accurately between chest pathologies with lung ultrasound coupled with clinical assessment.
It enhances time spent at bedside, increasing the level of satisfaction for both you and your patient.
All options can be flexible according to your availability, location and training needs and as such we can compile a bespoke educational package to suit you.
Our POCUS training options at The Pillar Centre offer:
Core faculty members will teach POCUS, including:
You will learn:
“My ultrasound internship in the Mater Hospital Emergency Department surpassed my expectations as to how much my skills could be improved in the six weeks that I spent there”.
Dr. Annelise Wanderly, Emergency Medicine trainee, Sao Paolo.
“Over the six months I was attached to the Mater Emergency Department I built up an excellent portfolio and confidence in my point of care ultrasound skills which I will share in my own sphere of work”.
Dr. Tomás Barry General Practitioner and Prehospital care supervisor.