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Deliver key procedural skills

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Procedural Skills in the ED

Procedural and ultrasound skills have been recognized as particularly valuable by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) and form an integral part of all assessments conducted by the College. This growing importance is mainly due to increased attention to patient safety as well as more rigorous standards in the accreditation of training programs.

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Ultrasound Skills in the ED

With the rise of technology and access to ultrasound in many emergency departments, point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has evolved as "the skill to acquire" by emergency physicians. POCUS offers substantial advantages in the preciseness of several procedures. Moreover, it minimises several complications. Therefore, it is necessary to acquire skills, dexterity, and perform ultrasound appropriately to prevent patient complications.