Resources

Explore the resources below to learn more about PoCUS or to reinforce skills and knowledge you have learned before. Our freely available and downloadable How-To Guides and Videos have been developed by our team to compliment the HOUSE Program offerings. If you would like to request a resource to be added to our external resources section, please send us a message in the form at the bottom of the page!

How-To Videos:

View our library of videos for POCUS techniques:


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How-To Guides

Download the PDFs of our How-To-Guides, created for the HOUSE EM course. Each guide is tailored to using ultrasound for a specific organ for quick tips for your practice.

Pre-Learning Content Access

Whether you’re about to participate in a course, or you are a HOUSE alum, the pre-learning tools, including content and quizzes, are always available to you through our UBC CPD eLearning site. This enables you to review the theoretical knowledge and materials beforehand and reinforce learning after completing a course.

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External Resources

There are abundant high quality online POCUS resources. Codes indicate if they have good cases C, image libraries IL, video libraries VL, or tutorials T. Some of the best include the following:

The Australian Institute of Ultrasound has the most complete online collection of free ultrasound education links that we know of.
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Ultrasound Ninja is a free, open-access online compendium collaboration by POCUS educational leaders, primarily in Emergency Medicine, but also in general practice. Includes information for learners and program directors, with learning plans, curriculum plans and schedules as well as links to many existing resources. This is a work in progress with new resources being linked regularly. Very high yield site.
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Ultrasound Village is an excellent Australian resource with learning modules, quizzes, image library and video lectures by Aussie POCUS expert educators; requires registration but is free.
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Emergency Ultrasound Teaching is created by Geoff Hayden (Med Univ of South Carolina) and is a phenomenal gathering of ultrasound resources, including lectures, image galleries, machine tutorials, curriculum info, links to original literature, as well as information for program administrators.
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SonoSpot: Topics in Bedside Ultrasound is a great resource from Laleh Gharahbaghian (Emergency Ultrasound director from Stanford). Lots of cases, images, tutorials, and curriculum resources.
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Western Sono – the folks at Western, including Rob Arntfield, are Canadian pioneers in POCUS education and the site has many easily accessible resources, including lectures, image banks and cases and ongoing educational opportunities. Lots of critical care info.
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5 Minute Sono, from the creator Jacob Avila, is excellent resource of short videos as well as blog content re common POCUS applications.
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See also Ultrasound of the Week
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Ultrasound Podcast – the one and only. Lots to learn, from basic to super-advanced, delivered with humour. Several years’ worth of video podcasts with pretty good search capability. These folks are pioneers in the online delivery of quality ultrasound education and have been instrumental in bringing many ultrasound leaders together with their courses, conferences and educational opportunities, including the Ultrasound Leadership Academy.
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Sinai Emergency Medicine Ultrasound is another great collection with video tutorials and online resources from Mount Sinai in NYC — Brett Nelson being the pioneer there.
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Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound, Vols I and II, by Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin (and others) – Free downloadable textbook on iTunes: a comprehensive resource text with embedded video and images, edited by Matt and Mike, and authored by highly respected ultrasound educators from around the world. Includes primary references.

Ultrasound Image Acquisition is created by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine in the UK and has excellent comprehensive online learning that can be accessed by registering (no charge)
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Primer on Sonosite M-Turbo knobology: a great comprehensive yet brief intro to the M-Turbo in 12 minutes
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How to perform a hard reboot M-Turbo: what to do if you get the “blue screen of death” that doesn’t go away with turning the power off
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