Point-of-Care Ultrasound. A general practice perspective
Ole Graumann (MD, PhD, Associate professor, Chairman elect DUDS)
Troels Mengel-Jørgensen, Thomas Løkkegaard, Søren Kæseler Andersen, Ulrike Mehnert, Christian Valetiner-Branth, Lars Bredahl Riisgaard, Bo Stork, Torsten Rudbæk, Christian Stjernebjerg and Nicloai Soll ( all MD, GP, board members, DAUS)
Camilla Aakjær Andersen, MD, Post.Doc., and Martin Bach Jensen, Professor, PhD, GP, both Center for General Practice at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
The use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in general practice is increasing. This development may be driven by access to suitable and affordable machines together with a need for additional tools to diagnose and treat increasingly complex patients in primary care. The implementation of POCUS in general practice varies in different European countries   . This reflects both the diversity in health care organization, specialist training, and culture among the different countries. Hence, establishing uniform guidelines and recommendations for the use of POCUS in general practice across Europe may not be feasible. Focusing on educational aspects could indeed be more relevant.