Point-of-Care Ultrasound in (Helicopter) Emergency Medical Services

presentation by Invited speaker Rein Ketelaars, Anesthesiologist, HEMS physician, Radboud University Medical Center

In this presentation I will give an overview of useful applications of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the challenging environment of prehospital acute medical care. I will discuss the utility of POCUS, but also its shortcomings.

Rein Ketelaars is a staff anesthesiologist at the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands and HEMS physician at the Lifeliner 3 HEMS. In 2019 he successfully defended his thesis on “Ultrasonography in Prehospital and Emergency Medicine”

Radboud university medical center specializes in patient care, scientific research, teaching and training. Our mission is to have a significant impact on health care. We aim to be pioneers in shaping the health care of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way.

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