THE POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND CLINICAL LEADS IN THE ED
Dr JONATHAN CLAYDON
DR MICHAEL RAGG
Michael has been an ultrasound fanatic since 2001. He has a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound and has been involved in research in the areas of biliary US, renal US, DVT diagnosis, lung US and the use of US in femoral nerve blocks.
Whilst on two sabbatical stints he has spent time in the UHG Ultrasound Department and also the Echocardiography Department learning from the experts. He was formerly a member of the ACEM Ultrasound subcommittee and has taught at a number of US courses as well as running US education at UHG over a number of years.
DR KRISTIN BOYLE
A keen POCUS practitioner whose ratio of enthusiasm to formal training/ qualifications will hopefully shift over the coming years. Views POCUS as an indispensable extension of the bedside examination, helping to answer binary questions, as opposed to a formal diagnostic test. Particular interests are eFAST, first trimester (within our limits) and vascular access. Extremely keen to extend echo skills beyond the rudimentary!
DR LUKE PHILLIPS
Luke is the creator of the POCUS Geelong website and former clinical lead for point of care ultrasound in the ED. He currently works in the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne as a FACEM. He has completed a number of CCPU modules through ASUM. His main interests lie in medical education and in the the use of POCUS for critically unwell patients, in trauma and in making procedures safer for patients.
He is also a Committee Co-chair of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Group (Victoria) & is also a reviewer for the POCUS section of the life in the fast lane weekly review. He has presented at a number of recent ACEM conferences on point of care ultrasound and is a physician educator at Ultrasound Training Solutions.
DR CIAN MCDERMOTT
Cian is an Emergency Medicine Specialist who now resides in Ireland but played an important hand in the development of our ED POCUS program during his time at University Hospital Geelong. He is interested in medical education via Personal Learning Networks and the meteoric rise of #FOAMed (Free Open Access Medical Education) via social media platforms. Cian is also accredited in 6 CCPU modules (AAA, eFAST, DVT, BELS, Lung and Gallbladder)
He is also on the organising team for #dasSMACC in Berlin 2017 & a founding member of EMUGS.org in Australia, a non-profit organisation that promotes the use of point-of-care ultrasound in Emergency Medicine