The Monash Health PoCUS program provides internal MH credentialing specific to the programs and scope of practise defined for each collaborating department.
These standards comply with external guidelines/policies/standards where they exist for various professional bodies, except where the scope of practise has not been endorsed for use at Monash Health.
Physicians wishing to obtain concurrent external credentials can be supported where this complies with Monash Health PoCUS program policy, scope of practise and has the endorsement of relevent MH PoCUS Governance Groups/DEMTs/SOTs and necessary training resources.
Please note Monash Health PoCUS training is only available to Consultants, Fellows, Registrars & Critical Care HMO3 in collaborating departments. Junior doctors not involved in specialist training with an established PoCUS program teaching should not embark on external credentialing, as the necessary workplace training cannot be supported. Please refer to MH policies and accreditation documents under department tabs above.
Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) –
Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU)
Melbourne University – Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters in Clinical Ultrasound
Concurrent GCCU, GDCU, MCU may be supported in the ICU PoCUS program. Note the delivery mode of these qualifications are 100% online modules only, with the expectation for practical skills training and supervision provided in the workplace. Any prospective candidates must seek approval from ICU PoCUS Governance Group & Supervisors of Training.
Recognition of external qualifications/ recognition of prior learning
Holders of external credentials, certificates or other qualifications should discuss their situation with the relevant department PoCUS Governance Group for appropriate recognition and engagement in the MH PoCUS program.
Monash Health endorsed scopes of practise should be adhered to – refer to relevant program structure and documentation. Requirements for PoCUS image archival, scan protocols and EMR documentation of findings must be observed by all users of PoCUS.