Point-of-care ultrasound in resource-limited settings: the PURLS fellowship

Academic Article


  • Background: The role of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is rapidly expanding in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings (RLS). One limitation to this rapid expansion has been the lack of educators adequately trained to teach this user-dependent skill. This is particularly true in RLS, where disease presentations, infrastructure limitations, and approach to medical education present unique challenges to the direct application of resource-rich emergency department POCUS curricula. Objectives: We describe the point-of-care ultrasound in resource-limited settings (PURLS) fellowship, a novel curriculum designed to provide advanced training and expertise in clinical care and POCUS application and education in RLS. Conclusion: Our curriculum design is one approach to create context-specific POCUS education for use in RLS, thereby improving patient care.
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    Author List

  • Burleson SL; Pigott DC; Gullett JP; Greene C; Gibson CB; Irvine S; Kaminstein D
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 1