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Introducing the SONO case series
  1. Simon Carley1,2,
  2. Cian McDermott3,4
  1. 1 Emergency Medicine, Manchester Metropolitan University - All Saints Campus, Manchester, UK
  2. 2 Emergency Medicine, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
  3. 3 Emergency Department, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  4. 4 Mater Hospital, The Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Professor Simon Carley, Emergency Medicine, Manchester Metropolitan University - All Saints Campus, Manchester M15 6BH, UK; simon.carley{at}

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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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