ASUM continues to advocate for all ultrasound practitioners, whether providing comprehensive examinations or point of care ultrasound to drive clinical management of a patient, there is a role of both to work side by side. COVID-19 has highlighted this as cardiopulmonary ultrasound playing a key role which ASUM has emphasised to government, requesting investment to support those in critical care and emergency departments to better manage patient outcomes while reducing further risk to colleagues across multiple disciplines, or supporting triage of these patients to streamline the outcome for all.
In hearing from our critical care colleagues, they have confirmed some success with new ultrasound equipment supporting their care:
“On behalf of the college of Intensive Care Medicine Ultrasound Special Interest Group we would like to thank you, the ASUM Board and the ASUM at large for the tremendous support displayed towdards front-line intensive cared doctors during the war on COVID-19 pandemic. Your help in supporting continuous education, organising webinars, fast-tract reviews of COVID guidelines and assisting with acquisition of life-saving ultrasound equipment for intensive care units without doubt made major contribution for our eventual team success. It is also a wonderful moral support that counts most!”
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Please refer to our latest updates on COVID-19, which included some reflections on the ethical dilemmas faced by health professionals and medical institutions.
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