The sonographic OODA loop: Proposing a beginner’s model for learning point-of-care ultrasound

Aidan Baron, Jessica Hodgson, Gerrie Beirne, Ann Quinton, Jason Bendall

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Abstract

Unlike practitioners of formal diagnostic sonography, point-of-care ultrasound users must often acquire basic ultrasound skills in far shorter time frames, with less time dedicated to obtaining mastery; therefore, they often rely on conceptual models to achieve this. There is currently no introductory model which point-of-care ultrasound users might adopt to describe the cognitive processes involved in acquiring a basic ultrasound image, and in learning point-of-care ultrasonography. We propose the ‘sonographic OODA loop’ in reference to Boyd’s observe–orient–decide–act (OODA) decision loop, as a model which can be used initially by ultrasound-naive clinicians to understand the cognitive and motor processes that occur when they acquire ultrasound images, and hopefully achieve greater insight into their early practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Journal of Paramedicine
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2022

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