Point of care ultrasound: Current and future directions for Acute Medicine

Acute Med. 2023;22(2):83-90. doi: 10.52964/AMJA.0939.


Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) represents an exciting tool for current and future acute care practitioners. POCUS has come a long way in a short space of time and its widespread implementation may well be one of the biggest changes seen in acute medicine across the next decade. This narrative review explores the increasing evidence base for the accuracy of POCUS use in various acute scenarios, whilst also addressing current gaps in the evidence and areas for potential future POCUS development.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care
  • Humans
  • Medicine*
  • Point-of-Care Systems*
  • Point-of-Care Testing