SPOCUS is an inclusive fellowship of like-minded clinicians and students who share a passion for POCUS. Our members include EMS & austere prehospital personnel, nurses, NPs, PAs, physicians, CRNAs, and PTs, across every medical specialty and practice setting, who recognize clinical ultrasound as a safe, cost effective, and versatile imaging modality that can have a profound impact on patient care and advance medical education.
SPOCUS, a constituent organization of the American Academy of PAs, is committed to promoting the use of ultrasound through education, governance, collaboration, and advocacy, for all providers who utilize ultrasound.
SPOCUS is dedicated to its members and the support of POCUS as a whole. We are a non-profit society without a tethered relationship to pharma or industry and do not exist to profit or sell anything other than the concept that POCUS helps deliver superior care and helps students learn valuable bedside clinical skills.
1. Promote high quality clinical ultrasound training and employment for clinicians in every specialty and practice setting through the utilization of The Guidelines for Clinical Ultrasound Utilization.
2. Help students attain the very best medical education possible by supporting faculty of education/training programs, towards development of "Day One Ultrasound Integration" into their programs' curriculum.
POCUS Educator Podcast Series!
We recently collaborated with the TotalEM Podcast to bring you a series of workshops showcasing the value of POCUS in medical education. If you've been wanting to build POCUS into your curriculum, and just aren't sure how, we've got the tools to help! Featuring expert POCUS and medical educators!
Newly published iBook "Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound" now available on iTunes
Edited and authored by POCUS leaders, The Practical Guide to Critical Ultrasound iBook in 2 volumes is a free resource for point-of-care users caring for patients in emergency and critical care environments. This interactive image and narrated video focused book is designed to be a quick reference and a just-in-time learning tool. Check it out here
News & Articles
2019 SPOCUS Award Winners Announced!
We recently presented our annual distinguished member awards. Nominations were abundant, and competition was fierce, but we proudly honored two women whose accomplishments embody the values and further the mission of our Society.
Winner of this year's "Golden Probe" Award, for her outstanding contributions and dedicated service to the SPOCUS mission was Laura Blesse-Hampton, PA-C (Left). Sammy Jo Wright (Right), PA-C received the inaugural Student Leadership Award for her selfless efforts to establish and lead a highly-successful Student Ultrasound Interest Section (SUIS). Congratulations, Ladies!
PA Student Sammy-Jo Wright led the creation of our newest Student Ultrasound Interest Section at Yale School of Medicine's PA Program. Miranda Paradis and Sarah Campbell provided mentorship of the program. Get together with your classmates, form a free SUIS program and SPOCUS will match your group with a local mentor who will teach you how to multiply your clinical capabilities by employing bedside ultrasound.
In our dedication to the promotion, democratization, and advancement of POCUS, we offer: