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The Society of Critical and Emergency Sonography, or also know as SUCCES, was formed as a body to govern the use ultrasound in critical care and emergency.



Since the advent of critical care ultrasound back in the 80s, there has been an exponential use of this utility. It has gained popularity in a supersonic manner throughout the world. Critically ill patients are time sensitive and ultrasound has provided the clinicians with a third eye to give a better view of what is going on with their sick patients. This has led to a more accurate diagnosis, guiding the management of the patients as well as reducing complication rate for certain procedures.

In our local setting, the use of ultrasound in critical care and emergency became more widely known over the last decade. Ultrasound courses were run, especially under the umbrella of World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound or WINFOCUS. Off late these courses have received increasing demand across a few different specialties that deal with critical patients. Realizing the fact that we now need a body to govern the use ultrasound in these settings, the Society of Critical and Emergency Sonography or SUCCES was formed.

The missions of this chapter are:

  1. To advance education and research in critical care and emergency ultrasound
  2. To serve as a platform for discussion on subjects that are of concern to clinicians practicing critical sonography.
  3. To support medical student, resident, fellow, and emergency physician with the ultrasound training and education, including the establishment of EM ultrasound fellowship in 2015
  4. To foster individual and multicenter ultrasound research that would advance the knowledge of this field, thereby improving patient care and safety, as well as the emergency department patient flow in urban and rural settings
  5. To work collaboratively with other organizations within emergency medicine, and across the specialties, through partnership and education, and to promote shared common interests.

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