BCPoCUS - BC Point of Care Ultrasound

BC Point of Care Ultrasound

Your go-to resource for point-of-care ultrasound rapid summaries and videos.

Terms of Use

By accessing and using the BC Point of Care Ultrasound website (the Service), you agree to be bound by the terms of use, disclaimer and limitation of liability (the Terms of Use). The Terms of Use may change from time to time without notice, and it is your responsibility to check for updates. By using the Service, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of the Terms of Use. The last revision date for the Terms of Use is set out below.


Portions of information provided on the Service include certain open source content, which is identifiable by separate acknowledgement and copyright notice. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute such open source content for any purpose and without fee is granted provided that the author’s conditions are met. It is your responsibility to determine the author’s conditions.

Additional information provided on the Service is copyrighted by The University of British Columbia (UBC) or other contributors. Users of the Service are granted a limited licence to use (display or print) the information for personal, educational use only. Any other use is strictly prohibited without the permission of UBC and the permission of the applicable rights’ holders. None of the information may be otherwise reproduced, republished, or re-disseminated in any manner or form without UBC’s prior written permission.

Nothing contained on the Service shall be construed as conferring any right in any copyright in any of the information provided on the Service or imply that a licence has been granted in respect of any trademarks, logos or tradenames displayed on the Service.


Information provided on the Service, including information that may be provided on the Service directly or by linking to third-party websites are provided for educational information purposes only and is intended to offer general information regarding the practice of using portable ultrasound technology as a diagnostic tool for medical professionals. It does not constitute professional advice and is not intended to be a substitute for skills certification courses, continuing professional development programs, fellowships, resident rotations, or other forms of hands-on competency-based training in the use of portable ultrasound technology as a diagnostic tool.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Any information provided on the Service by UBC is believed to be reliable when posted. However, UBC does not guarantee or warrant the quality, accuracy, completeness, timeliness, appropriateness or suitability of the information provided. Reliance on any information appearing on the Service is at your own risk. UBC expressly disclaims all warranties, representations and conditions regarding use of the Service. UBC assumes no obligation to update the information or update further developments concerning topics mentioned on the Service. The information is supplied as is and may contain errors. The information may be changed from time to time without notice. Certain portions of the information may have been contributed by other persons and should not be assumed to be reviewed or endorsed by UBC. Comments made on the Service by Service users are strictly their own personal views made in their own personal capacity and are not claims or advice made by UBC nor do they represent the position or view of UBC. The mention of specific products or services on the Service does not constitute or imply a recommendation or endorsement by UBC, unless expressly stated.

UBC and its content providers, including without limitation, the medical professionals who contribute to the information on the Service, shall have no liability whether direct, indirect, consequential, contingent, special or incidental (including, but not limited to, damages for loss of profits or confidential or other information, for business interruption, for personal injury, for loss of privacy, for failure to meet any duty of good faith or of reasonable care, and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever) related to or arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or your reliance on the information provided, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action. By using the Service, you agree to indemnify UBC and its content providers from any and all liability, loss, injury, damages, costs, and expenses (including legal fees and disbursements) arising from your use of the Service and any information on websites linked from the Service.


Any links provided on the Service are provided as a reference to help you identify and locate other internet resources that may be of interest. The content of these other websites were independently developed by other parties and UBC does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and appropriateness of the information contained at, or endorse the viewpoints expressed at such other websites. Your use of any third party website is at your own risk and subject to the terms of use of such website. Governing Law The laws in effect in the Province of British Columbia from time to time shall govern the Terms of Use and the relationship created between you, UBC and any additional contributors to the Service. You agree that any action or proceeding relating to the Terms of Use or any dispute or claim based on your use of the Service shall only be brought by you in the courts of the Province of British Columbia.

Last updated: March 16, 2018