What is it about?

This review investigates what is being taught and learned about ultrasound across the health professions in Australasia and identifies current gaps.

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Why is it important?

New technologies like bedside ultrasound is exciting and is driving change in rapid patient care. However, there are very real challenges in providing adequate ultrasound training in this complex skillset for health professionals. This article is the first to provide a 'birds-eye view' of what is happening in ultrasound education for medical, surgical, nursing and allied health professions in Australasia.


This paper contributes to discussions about need for training in point of care ultrasound (POCUS). Rapid advances in technology advances can have exciting clinical potential but also create pressure on health professions to update training curricula and continuing professional development training.

Carolynne Cormack
Monash University

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This page is a summary of: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Educational Development in Australasia: A Scoping Review, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, June 2023, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2023.02.011.
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