Evaluation of a point-of-care ultrasound educational program for nurse educators

Masaru Matsumoto, Nao Tamai, Yuka Miura, Yohei Okawa, Mikako Yoshida, Yasuhiko Igawa, Gojiro Nakagami, Hiromi Sanada

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Background: The effectiveness of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for nurses has been demonstrated; however, only a limited number of nurses have been trained to perform POCUS. This article reports on a POCUS train-the-trainer program for nurse educators that targets lower urinary track dysfunction. Method: Nurse educators (n = 38) were invited to participate in a POCUS train-the-trainer program, which comprised an e-learning module and a handson seminar. Acquisition of knowledge and skills were assessed after the module and seminar, respectively. Results: Questions from the “Basic Knowledge of Ultrasonography” test were answered correctly at a rate of 93.0% (SD, 8.5%). Measured values of bladder urinary volume using ultrasonography were in close agreement with actual values. All of the participants indicated that the program covered the content necessary to use in practice. Conclusion: The POCUS train-the-trainer program equips nurse educators with the knowledge and skills needed for training nurses at their institutions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 08-2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Nursing
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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