What PoCUS certifications are there?
The PoCUS skills needed by clinicians working in different specialisms and areas often overlap. For example, vascular access skills are valuable to the majority of PoCUS users. However, other PoCUS skills are more important to some specialisms than others; intensivists will find haemodynamic assessment more useful than most other clinicians will, for example.
The result is that there are a range of different certification processes for different specialisms, as well as more generic training and certification. Well known certification processes include FUSIC (Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care), FAMUS (Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound) and the certification required by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine for Emergency Medicine Trainees.
For cardiac ultrasound the leading accreditation programmes are those run by the British Society of Echocardiography.
There are also university-based certificates, such as PG Certs, PG Diplomas and MSc.