Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

8-6-2018

NLM Title Abbreviation

BMC Health Serv Res

Journal/Book/Conference Title

BMC Health Services Research

PubMed ID

30081880

DOI of Published Version

10.1186/s12913-018-3196-5

Start Page

607

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Point-of-care ultrasound, Training, Rural Kenya

Granting or Sponsoring Agency

DAK foundation and the Rotary club of Greater Sydney, Australia

Journal Article Version

Version of Record

Published Article/Book Citation

BMC Health Serv Res. 2018; 18: 607. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3196-5

Rights

Copyright © 2018 the authors

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/emergencymedicine_pubs/4