Who is SPOCUS?
SPOCUS is an inclusive fellowship of like-minded clinicians ranging from 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 consituent 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.
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
Recognizing the immense talent and efforts of our members is a vital part of the SPOCUS mission. This year marked the inaugural year for the "Golden Probe" Award, intended to recognize the most outstanding contributions and dedicated service of a SPOCUS member. Patrick Bafuma was presented with the award for his incredible efforts in leading the iScan Competition / Workshop at AAPA '18. Congratulations and well-deserved, Patrick!
Fritz Fuller PA-C, "The Mayor of Ultrasound," teaches first year PA students at the University of Utah PA program the finer points of probe manipulation. Fritz is a SUIS' senior mentor and he is committed to providing the training necessary to get these students onto the pathway to clinical ultrasound competency.
Get together with your classmates, form a free SUIS program and SPOCUS will match your group with a local mentors like Fritz 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: