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The PGEC is very excited to have purchased two hand held ultrasound devices that connect to a phone or Ipad to view images. The Butterfly IQ+ devices will expand the ultrasound teaching of the PGME to both medical students and Doctors in Training maximising their exposure to this important diagnostic tool. This will be hugely beneficial for trainees to become more familiar with POCUS (which is sometimes described as the Stethoscope of the future) as they use it more often and will make initial scans much quicker to obtain in a busy acute setting when other machines are in use. Acute Medicine Consultant and Joint lead for ultrasound teaching at the Trust, Nick Smallwood says…’The probes upload patient scans to an intuitive cloud-based system which allows anyone across the world to review the images and comment immediately, making remote supervision possible. This allows more scanning, with quicker image review and feedback and therefore should help achieve competencies more quickly. We are very excited!’

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