Aside from our travelling course, we offer other options for POCUS learning. These options are designed to provide further educational opportunities for rural physicians – either they are rurally specific, or they do not require you to travel from home. Check our eHOUSE and Finishing School options, which connect you with HOUSE instructors for follow-up learning from home. We also have a library of online resources, including our How-To Videos, and links to further online resources. We also recommend the BC PoCUS website, where you can find a curated list of quick refresher videos – in case it’s been a while since you last did a gallbladder scan. And lastly, find more information about ultrasound fellowship opportunities for rural physicians.
eHOUSE is an extension of the HOUSE program designed to support ongoing POCUS learning in your rural BC community.
This project provides the opportunity for rural practitioners to access high quality instructors, in order to continue building POCUS skills. Using an online platform, you will have a real time, face-to-face, one-on-one session with a HOUSE instructor of your choice. You decide how you would like to use this time: for example, you can review your saved scans, discuss ultrasound conundrums and cases, or troubleshoot challenges you have encountered. Screen sharing allows for video or still image review, and also permits the instructor to share images and resources with you.
The beauty of real-time interaction is that dialogue is possible, and hangouts can end up evolving over the course of an hour to cover topics that neither student nor instructor anticipated, but that address relevant POCUS concerns.
HOUSE follow-up with an instructor in your community
Our Finishing School option sends a HOUSE instructor back to your community, a month or two after the travelling course. The in-person session would involve an informal education session in your community with a HOUSE instructor, for one or two learners at a time, and could include almost anything – from troubleshooting to supervised scanning.
We are also piloting a virtual option, which could involve a small number of learners connecting with an instructor virtually. The instructor can see your ultrasound screen, watch you scanning, and give real time feedback.
Visit our resources page for additional material, including How To Guides and Videos, to help incorporate POCUS into your practice.