EMSPOCUS is an international collaboration of prehospital providers with the mission of investigating the potential of ultrasound imaging in our environment, with the ultimate goal of becoming an exhaustive resource for research, education and advocacy pertaining to field sonography.
We are all paramedics; however, some of us were bored one day (or lost, depends on who you talk to) and also became nurses and physicians. Our primary focus is sonography in the prehospital and retrieval arena, but hope that providers in other specialties can adapt this information for use in their own practice.
This concept was born after SMACC Chicago in 2015. It came together one day following SMACC when we were all throwing ideas back and forth 140 characters at a time. We all agreed that this is a very dynamic and practice changing (think 12-lead of our time) diagnostic tool that is being sorely neglected in the field. We are here to take the hocus out of POCUS and to add it to the prehospital provider’s tool kit.