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Physician Assistants and Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Obtaining POCUS mastery is becoming increasingly important for PAs. Overcome traditional barriers with SonoSim's easily integrated hands-on training platform.
Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are on the rise, and so is the need for point-of-care ultrasound
Workplace evolution has led to traditional tasks and roles formerly reserved for physicians being transitioned to advanced practice providers, such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists. Healthcare providers who perform a physical examination coupled with point-of-care ultrasound are uniquely empowered to better understand patient anatomy and detect pathologic conditions.
Physician Assistants (PAs) and Ultrasound Training
Most medical schools are integrating point-of-care ultrasound into their curricula in various ways. Focused ultrasound instruction is used in teaching human anatomy, performing a physical examination, and executing needle-based procedures.
Similarly, PA programs need to prepare their students to use bedside ultrasound for the benefit of their patients. While bladder sonography and ultrasound-guided peripheral IV catheter placement are basic skills each PA should possess, physician assistants can have more highly refined ultrasound requirements based on practice specialty.
Barriers to Physician Assistant POCUS Education
Lack of access to ultrasound machines and trained faculty are some of the biggest challenges to integrating ultrasound into physician assistant programs. Physician assistant programs also face content challenges, like access to pathologic cases. This is where SonoSim can help.
The SonoSim Difference
SonoSim assists PA programs with delivering ultrasound ultrasound education and training to their students, and building a foundation of ultrasound knowledge in their students, which can be built on by graduates to further develop job-specific ultrasound proficiencies.
Novice to advanced learners can learn ultrasound online with the most comprehensive library of ultrasound training. SonoSim's 80+ medical topics aren't just an online course. We combine online didactics with hands-on scanning of real patient cases applied to virtual patients accessible anytime, anywhere. With the ability to uniformly train and assess any number of learners, SonoSim's Ultrasound Training platform provides standardized education that matches AIUM’s Practice Parameters for the Performance of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examinations.
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