Ruben Haesendonck

ZOL Genk

Throughout training as an emergency specialist I was interested in acquiring ultrasound images for the critically ill in the emergency department. But my focus on POCUS developed mostly during missions abroad in resource limited settings. Working in austere environments on projects with doctors without borders implied scarce access to radiograpny but an ultrasound machine was available! Hence I invested a lot of time in training myself and acquiring images on a daily basis of severely injured trauma patients. This also resulted in more and more training of local staff on the use of EFAST with great results in practical decision making.
Ultrasound imaging is an essential part of emergency medicine and as a member of BEUS, contributing to implemetation and training deems crucial for excellent patient care.

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