DEUS was founded in 2012. DEUS started off as Dutch Emergency UltraSound, a collaborative effort by Dutch emergency point-of-care ultrasound enthousiasts. Deus ex machina: machine aids mankind in resolving the plot in ancient Greek and Roman tragedies. Very simular to point-of-care ultrasound where the use of technology at the patient’s bedside directly helps to expedite and improve quality of care.
Together we decided it was time for the Dutch physicians to start learning point-of-care ultrasound and to spread knowledge and promote experience in this field.
This resulted in the first official Dutch emergency ultrasound course in May 2013 with our first 25 graduates and since then together we frequently keep spreading the ultrasound virus to doctors of a growing number of different specialties working in emergency care settings.
Today we offer 8 types of point-of-care ultrasound courses, specifically targeted at the specialties working in point-of-care situations. A combined trauma and non-trauma Basic Emergency Ultrasound course, an Advanced Emergency Ultrasound course, a Point-of-Care Ultrasound course for Internists, an ultrasound guided nerve block course, a point-of-care ultrasound for NP’s & PA’s course, a Thoracic Ultrasound course, a curriculum oriented Supervisor Scanning Course for Emergency Physicians and in-company courses adjusted to local group needs.
In answer to specific demand we currently are working on new courses to broaden the possibilities of point-of-care ultrasound training within and beyond the emergency care setting. We are connecting with collaborative partners in the field of Nephrology, Intensive Care medicine, Pulmonary medicine, Surgery and Pediatrics and are expected to launch news interesting courses in the next years.
If you share our passion for ultrasound, even if you’re just in the beginning phase, don’t hesitate to contact DEUS and discover how together we can develop a specific program!