The SPOCUS Purpose...

  1. To promote the safe and effective employment of clinical ultrasound by all clinicians across the healthcare spectrum, regardless of specialty, practice environment, or education level, to ultimately benefit our patients.
  2. To promote and expand clinical ultrasound education and educational opportunities for practicing clinicians and promote the development and standardization of clinical ultrasound guidelines across all specialties and practice levels.
  3. To promote clinical ultrasound education for students across the full spectrum of medical profession education, and advocate for early integration of ultrasound education with "day one curriculum ultrasound integration" and with promotion of elective clinical ultrasound rotation opportunities.
  4. To provide a roadmap and assistance through ultrasound specialty specific guidelines for local credentialing of clinicians of any practice level, setting, or education level.
  5. To develop centralized source for clinical ultrasound guidelines for documentation, training, education, common language and provided uniforms conventions for studies to ensure results are objective, scientific and can be easily acquired, interpreted, stored as part of the medical record and that the studies can be reproduced in a scientific manner.
  6. To liaise and collaborate with groups such as ACEP, AMA, AAEM, AIUM, SAEM, AAFP, AAPA, and others to advocate for language within their guidelines which is supportive and inclusive of their respective members' scope of practice to perform and use clinical ultrasound in the medical decision-making process with parallel and complementary position statements with respect to reimbursement and training.
  7. To promote the inclusion and interaction of groups of clinicians not classically associated with ultrasound to include rural and remote medicine, underserved area medicine, disaster response, EMS, military, and tactical medicine, and good will medical missions.
  8. To promote the concept that appropriately trained and prepared clinicians should be encouraged to become their medical facility's Clinical Ultrasound Directory and become involved in their Ultrasound Continuous Quality Management Program. Active involvement promotes ownership, sustained improvement and self-determination.
  9. To support further research exploring/validating all clinicians' employment of clinical ultrasound as a safe evidence-based practice, and to support the development of other innovative ultrasound indications and methods for clinicians to improve patient care.
  10. To collaborate with industry in expanding access to ultrasound devices, expand clinical ultrasound educational opportunities, and in developing ultrasound devices which simplify users' ability to employ ultrasound and enhance access to high-quality care.






┬ęSPOCUS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  P.O. Box 90434, San Antonio, TX 78209

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