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Maine has a significant portion of patients who live in a rural area far from doctor’s offices and medical centers. Combined with a low SES population where transportation issues are common, POCUS can be an invaluable tool in an FM practice to reduce the number of appointments, and travel needed, for patients in need of healthcare. Access to Care was the number two health priority in the Franklin County community health needs assessment. This project surveyed family medicine practitioners at CMMC about their experience with, clinical use of, and willingness to continue education in POCUS. This survey had few respondents but found a low utilization of POCUS in Family Medicince practice and a high interest in POCUS continuing education. A POCUS quick reference was created and distributed to FM practitioners at CMMC.
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Cappiello, Jacob P., "Utilization of POCUS in Family Medicine at CMMC" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 901.