POCUS in the big sick | Chris Yap

A talk by Chris Yap from TBS24


A talk by Chris Yap at the TBS24 conference in Zermatt. Kindly shared with permission.
See the TBS24 landing page for the programme and full set of talks.


Can point of care ultrasound be used in the sickest of patients? Chris will provide examples of when and how point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can help in decision making and the management of patients in the Resus room.


Note: Video is up to 4K if you have a bigger screen and the bandwidth.



POCUS in the big sick


Originally from the sunny island of Singapore, Chris now lives and works in the outdoor city, Sheffield, as a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Northern General Hospital. The hospital is a Major Trauma Centre for the South Yorkshire region.
As part of his POCUS (point of care ultrasound) journey, he obtained a Diploma in Medical Ultrasound from Teesside University.

He has a passion for making POCUS learning simple and loves demonstrating that shades of grey are not all bad. He has organised POCUS courses locally and nationally. He has spoken at a number of International conferences and been faculty at some of their POCUS courses.
He has recently been appointed Chair of the POCUS Subcommittee for the Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Outside of medicine, he has splitboarded in the Alps, Pyrenees, the Arctic Circle and New Zealand.
He is still waiting for the day when a snowboarding company will spot his talent.
He also loves a bike ride in either road or mountain form. His greatest achievement is not drowning whilst learning to surf.


Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @casualtysrus

Instagram: _chris_yap

COI declared

I have done some paid work for ultrasound manufacturers, but that will not have an influence on this talk

References / Further reading

Mads Astvad
 | Website

Scandinavian paediatric anaesthetist / intensivist.
Digital MedEd
Co-founder scanFOAM.org
Co-organiser CphCC & TBS-Zermatt (aka The Big Sick)
Medical lead REPEL (resilience in pediatric emergency life support)
Web dev SSAI.info

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