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Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS)

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Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has seen steady growth in its use and applications in aiding clinicians in the management of acutely unwell patients. Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) is the standard created specifically for Acute Medicine physicians and is endorsed by the Society for Acute Medicine and recognised by the Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) training committee as a specialist skill.

In this document we present a curriculum mapping exercise which utilises a ‘knowledge, skills and behaviours’ framework and incorporates the GMC’s ‘Good Medical Practice’ (GMP) domains. We believe this will provide a standard for consideration of integrating focused ultrasound in AIM training programmes, with the aim of ultimately incorporating FAMUS as a core skill for all AIM trainees.

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