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EMS World Expo 2016 Day 2 Coverage Ultrasound

Ultrasound. Prehospital Ultrasound. Point of Care Ultrasound. POCUS. Oh my …

If any term, product or procedure emerged as a dominant theme at EMS World Expo 2016 it was ultrasound.

On the second full day of the conference in New Orleans I attended a workshop by Dr. Howie Mell on the implementation and use of ultrasound in a North Carolina county EMS agency.

How EMS ultrasound will transform prehospital care

The more I learn about ultrasound the better I understand and appreciate the value it has for assessment and treatment. The reality of usage is likely to live up to the hype.

Clarius Ultrasound probe demo
Ultrasound demonstration in the EMS World Expo 2016 exhibit hall

Ultrasound was such a dominant theme of the conference I  quipped on the Friday morning that through 65 minutes and three different speakers the word ‘ultrasound’  had gone unspoken. Marking the longest sustained pause of ultrasound exuberance.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.