Sound Sonography: Our Point of Care Ultrasound Course in Ghana
Imaging tests are important to diagnose and treat many diseases, but access is often very limited for patients in resource restricted settings. In contrast to the larger ultrasound machines normally used in a radiology or obstetric department, technological improvements have allowed the development of affordable, portable machines which can be used at the bedside.
This technique is known as “Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)” and has been widely adopted in many high-income healthcare settings. It also has great potential for use in resource restricted settings. Especially in emergency situations and when there is no other affordable imaging service available to patients
We believe that clinicians around the world should be given a better, broader and more affordable grounding in bedside ultrasound to add to their clinical assessment of patients and make full use of the potential of this tool.
Our Sound Sonography programme is designed and delivered with the University of Salford in the UK and the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana, bringing together a team of experts from across several specialities, both within and beyond medical imaging.
healthcare professionals in point of care ultrasound, covering topics such as emergency care, basic obstetrics and infectious diseases
an affordable, sponsored, modular training model to allow participants to build up their skills and knowledge over time
for appropriate and high quality use of point of care ultrasound and trains future trainers and POCUS champions to take over and expand training and POCUS research in a sustainable way
A course in point of care ultrasound for physicians working in resource limited settings. Following the success of previous courses, we will soon be inviting applications for the Sound Sonography 2023 POCUS course hosted at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho, Ghana.
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