The medical field is defined by revolutionary advances, discoveries, and adjustments, which lead to better diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses of patients. Throughout medical history, there are some tools that stand out as definitive points where a tool or device breaks down barriers in patient care. Called by some as the “stethoscope of this time”, Point of Care Ultrasound is an example of one of these definitive points. Maverick Medical Education educates and trains medical providers to be on the cutting edge of the use of Point of Care Ultrasound, or POCUS.
What is POCUS?
Ultrasound technology has been used to assist medical professionals for decades, but in limited amounts in comparison to how ultrasound imaging could be used. POCUS brings the ultrasound technology out from an office or building for a patient to travel to and brings it to the patient, wherever they need care. According to the Society of Point of Care Ultrasound, “Emergency medicine physicians in the ‘90s were among the first to recognize the value of ultrasound at the bedside of their patients.” With smaller, more powerful, and more accurate machinery, a medical provider can use imaging to further substantiate a diagnosis instead of merely referring to a rote set of measurements or observations. A medical provider can make moment-to-moment decisions regarding further imaging needed.
Why use POCUS?
POCUS assists with a number of needs in the medical community. Not only does the portability mean internal assessments can be done at the bedside, but the mobility goes further into the field, including in ambulances and at the front in warfare. Additionally, POCUS can be used to measure changes taking place to help confirm or rule out different diagnoses as time progresses. Further, POCUS can provide guidance in medical procedures to ensure placement, completion, and other crucial aspects of care. Some fields have seen the standard integration of ultrasound-assisted procedures, it is understood in obstetrics for an amniocentesis to have ultrasound imaging while the procedure takes place. Other branches of the medical field can, and will, benefit from imaging. By training more medical professionals on the nuances of this technology, patients will see a quicker diagnosis that is more accurate, leading to better outcomes.
Why Maverick’s training?
Maverick Medical Education understands the demanding schedules followed by many in the medical field. Due to these time constraints, the focus of Maverick is to allow for independent studying of online modules and coursework ahead of the weekend seminar. This studying is accessible at any time from any device with an Internet connection. With this knowledge front-loaded, the on-site training is completely hands-on, practicing and fine-tuning the skills needed to apply it’s benefits to the medical practice right away. The flipped classroom model allows for repetition and reinforcement of what has already been learned through the modules. The Society of Point of Care Ultrasound claims 62% of medical schools in the United States incorporating ultrasound education into their curriculum. Maverick Medical Education can keep professionals ahead of the curve, providing the best care within their practices.
Maverick Medical Education offers POCUS training in addition to other courses. Maverick can educate you in using this technology to continue your growth to be a better medical provider to your patients and community. Contact us today to learn more.