NLM Title Abbreviation
BMC Health Serv Res
BMC Health Services Research
DOI of Published Version
A novel point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) training program was developed to train rural healthcare providers in Kenya on the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST), thoracic ultrasound, basic echocardiography, and focused obstetric ultrasonography. The program includes a multimedia manual, pre-course testing, 1-day hands-on training, post-testing, 3-month post-course evaluation, and scheduled refresher training. This study evaluates the impact of the course on PoCUS knowledge and skills. Competency results were compared based on number of previous training/refresher sessions and time elapsed since prior training.
Point-of-care ultrasound, Training, Rural Kenya
Granting or Sponsoring Agency
DAK foundation and the Rotary club of Greater Sydney, Australia
Journal Article Version
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Published Article/Book Citation
BMC Health Serv Res. 2018; 18: 607. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3196-5
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