USabcd was founded in Aarhus, Denmark, 2010 by three ultrasound pioneers within the field of anaesthesiology:
Erik Sloth, Lars Knudsen, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen
The USabcd group possesses unique expertise and extensive teaching and scientific background concerning all aspects of ultrasound guided management of the airway, respiration, circulation and dolor (USabcd).
Erik Sloth is consultant anaesthetist, PhD and DMSc at Aarhus University Hospital (AUH) in Denmark and the world's first professor of clinical ultrasound within anaesthesiology. Erik Sloth has developed the original FATE protocol, which is the most prevalent protocol of focused cardiac ultrasound worldwide.
Lars Knudsen is consultant anaesthetist and PhD at AUH and a Scandinavian pioneer within the field of emergency ultrasound focusing on ultrasound guided management of the airway, respiration and vascular access. He established and headed the helicopter emergency service of the Central Danish Region.
Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen is consultant anaesthetist, PhD and associate professor at AUH and a Scandinavian pioneer within the field of ultrasound guided regional analgesia. He is initiator and head of research in the Center of Clinical Ultrasound, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University.