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Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a core skill for the modern emergency physician with competency in basic scans now a requirement of many training programmes around the world. In the UK the RCEM curriculum requires those achieving their certificate for the completion of training to be competent in a limited number of basic applications such as FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma), basic ECHO in life support, ultrasound-guided vascular access techniques and abdominal aorta assessment. However, POCUS has much more to offer in terms of diagnosis, resuscitation, procedural guidance …
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