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EMsono is a comprehensive emergency ultrasound website designed by Robert Blankenship, MD, FACEP and Robert Jones, DO, FACEP with you, the busy emergency physician, in mind.

EMsono is a comprehensive, web-based emergency ultrasound education experience designed by Robert Blankenship, MD, FACEP and Robert Jones, DO, FACEP to meet the needs of busy health care professionals.

Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Jones are passionate about providing an on demand, engaging learning curriculum that goes beyond the confines of books and PowerPoint presentations. From the comfort of their home or office, participants can use EMSono to watch state-of-the-art interactive, multimedia presentations, review current journal articles, challenge growth with interesting cases, and discuss ideas in secure forums. As Dr. Blankenship and Dr. Jones like to say, if a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a million words, then EMSono—with all its features—is priceless.

Robert Jones DO, FACEP

System-wide POCUS Co-chair, The MetroHealth System
Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education, The MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH
Past President, ACEP Ultrasound Section

Dr. Robert Jones has been performing POCUS exams since 1991 and has developed and led emergency ultrasound programs at several emergency medicine residency programs. He founded the emergency ultrasound fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in 2003 and served as the fellowship director from 2003-2018. He has been active in the ACEP ultrasound section and served as the ACEP ultrasound section chair in 2006. He is also actively involved in clinical ultrasound education at the UME level and currently directs the clinical ultrasound educational program at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  In 2020, Dr. Jones was awarded the Kaiser Permanente Excellence in Teaching award at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine which is the highest teaching award at the medical school.  At EMSONO, he is the author of the on-line materials at EMSONO.com as well as the SonoBridge ultrasound curriculum and has incorporated thousands of cases obtained over the past 30 years into the modules.

Robert Blankenship, MD, FACEP

Director, Emergency Medicine
US Acute Care Solutions

Dr. Robert Blankenship has been performing point-of-care ultrasounds since 1997 and has developed and led emergency ultrasound programs at several emergency medicine residency programs. Dr. Blankenship was instrumental in promoting ultrasound use on the battlefield and has trained many non-traditional sonographers for the United States Special Forces Command. His interests and expertise in the field of technology have helped EMSono develop its highly interactive web education materials that are now used by thousands of physicians, residents, medical students and PAs.

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