Russell Berrie Foundation Grant Recipients Learn POCUS
On June 19, 2020 Azrieli Faculty of Medicine students (here), as part of their work in the Faculty’s Covid-19 project (here) thanks to the generosity of the Russell Berrie Foundation, were trained in the use of POCUS - Point of Care Ultrasound. These students will assist clinics in the North of Israel, as medical professionals grapple with Covid-19 and the populations' chronic health issues.
POCUS is a small, handheld ultrasound device that can be easily and very effectively used real-time, on the spot, to help with immediate diagnosis and patient care. It is currently being used, for starters, along with Family Medicine physicians, at Clalit and Maccabi clinics in Nazareth.
Nazareth Towers, directed by Dr. Yussuf Aouni, hosted the training which was led by Dr. Batsheva Tsadok and Dr. Dana Krupnik. Dr. Mahmud Atamla, director of emergency services at the Holy Family Hospital (Italian) in Nazareth also facilitated the training.