GE Healthcare Collaborates With Ultrasound Podcast To Enhance Point Of Care Ultrasound Education And Training â€“ Jan 30, 2019 â€“ Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Techreleased) â€“ GE Healthcare has announced today a collaboration with UltrasoundPodcast.com, a weekly podcast and website devoted to Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education and hosted by Drs. Jacob Avila, Matt Dawson and […]
BY Diane MariniPosted On January 30, 2019
GE Healthcare Collaborates With Ultrasound Podcast To Enhance Point Of Care Ultrasound Education And Training â€“ Jan 30, 2019 â€“ Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Techreleased) â€“ GE Healthcare has announced today a collaboration with UltrasoundPodcast.com, a weekly podcast and website devoted to Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) education and hosted by Drs. Jacob Avila, Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin.
The three physician hosts also produce two POCUS conferences annually, called â€œBendFestâ€ and â€œCastleFest,â€ which convene POCUS users from around the globe.
Conference attendees receive lecture content prior to meeting. Each day of the conference, lecturers â€“ hailing from Cleveland Clinic, Harvard, University of Vermont and many more â€“ present the materials via â€œdigestableâ€ 20-minute sessions, followed by hands-on practice, until early afternoon. Then, itâ€™s time for activities and socializing.
â€œOur hands-on stations cover everything from the aorta to vascular access, from FAST exam to lung, and thatâ€™s where we crowdsource real-world tips and tricks picked up on shifts,â€ says Dr. Avila. â€œThen in the social experiences in the evening, we get to know each other and build relationships so we can give and receive advice and build the networks weâ€™ll turn to when our time together is over.â€
At CastleFest19, which borrows its name from the Versailles, KY castle where itâ€™s hosted, and at BendFest19, which takes its name from Bend, OR where itâ€™s held, GE Healthcare will be the exclusive provider of POCUS equipment.
â€œPractically speaking, itâ€™s a real plus to have all the attendees working on the same automated, AI-based machines because we can skip the equipment learning curve,â€ says Dr. Avila. â€œAnd we really like the machines themselves: The user interface is really good, and the probes are sturdy.â€
In keeping with its ongoing commitment to POCUS education, GE Healthcare will sponsor one deserving POCUS student per month for the next two years to attend either BendFest or Castlefest.
Podcast listeners are invited to email the hosts about their best ultrasound cases. Each month, the hosts will select their favorite submission.
â€œThe support of GE Healthcare means even more clinicians will benefit from POCUS education,â€ said Dr. Avila. â€œAnd that matches up to what weâ€™re all about: Increasing accessibility of training and skill development for the best possible patient outcomes.â€
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