Kylie Baker MBBS, FACEM, CCPU, @kyliebaker888 is an Emergency Physician at Ipswich General Hospital, who has learnt, researched and taught bedside ultrasound since 2001, with the close support and mentorship of the Ipswich General Hospital sonography department. She was initially trained at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound, where she now teaches.
Her research into lung ultrasound in heart failure commenced in 2010 with a generous grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation. This pilot study progressed to a multicentre trial, again sponsored by EMF, culminating in cost analysis with the help of the Centre for International Economics.
Her current interests lie in teaching point of care ultrasound as a decision-enhancing tool for acutely unwell patients. She is a strong believer in problem directed, whole body assessment, and is currently exploring the inclusion of bowel ultrasound and venous congestion indices into assessment with the help of the international #FOAMed community.