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Welcome to EMUGs

What is EMUGs?

EMUGs is a not-for-profit, special interest group focused on progressing POCUS in Emergency Medicine.

Our Purpose

To support clinicians to perform and integrate high quality ultrasound in acute care.

Our Vision

To improve patient outcomes through the universal practice of focused ultrasound in acute care settings

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We believe that the use of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in the Emergency Department improves patient care and patient outcomes.

Making POCUS Patient Focused.




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2021 WINFOCUS Virtual Congress - Free Registration

2021 WINFOCUS Virtual Congress - Free Registration


Tonga Fundraiser

In 2020 the EMUGs Outreach Program fundraised to send a much-needed ultrasound probe to Tonga to enhance patient management and outcomes...


Lung point-of-care ultrasound, an opportunity to improve patient care and patient-oriented outcomes.

Lung point-of-care ultrasound


Peri-Arrest POCUS

BY: Dr Nathan Peters and Dr Fran Williamson. This resource was created at the start of the COVID pandemic and demonstrates the use of...


Dr Gary Mitchel - Every Day Ultrasound (Youtube Channel)

I am a remote GP/hospital generalist currently living in Dunedin, and a mainly self-taught ultrasonographer, using POCUS for over 30...


Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Venous Access

Author: Martin Necas - Clinical Specialist Sonographer and Clinical Tutor of Ultrasound Imaging at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton, New...


Welcome to the POCUS Podcast.

GE Healthcare in Australia & New Zealand have released their second podcast series called The POCUS Podcast.


Germitec’s Hypernova Chronos

Germitec’s Hypernova Chronos Wins Prestigious Prix Galien Award for First-of-its-Kind UV-C Ultrasound Probe High Level Disinfection...


POCUS Credentialing & Archiving Solutions

The importance of a standardised and centralised POCUS Workflow Management System


EM POCUS in Ethiopia - Meet Dr Temesgen Beyene

Tell us a bit about yourself... I am currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care at Addis Ababa University...


Introducing EMUGs Co-Founder and POCUS Hero... Dr Chris Partyka

1. Professional Qualifications (A bit about Chris, professionally speaking…) Chris is an Emergency Physician who was born, raised,...


Combatting COVID-19: is ultrasound an important piece in the diagnostic puzzle?

By: Cian McDermott , Joseph Daly, Simon Carley As published in the Emergency Medicine Journal