Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine

Leon Chen, Tony Malek

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Abstract

To stabilize critically ill patients, emergency and critical care medicine providers often require rapid diagnosis and intervention. The demand for a safe, timely diagnostic device, alongside technological innovation, led to the advent of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS). POCUS allows the provider to gain invaluable clinical information with a high level of accuracy, leading to better clinical decision-making and improvements in patient safety. We have outlined the history of POCUS adaptation in emergency and critical care medicine and various clinical applications of POCUS described in literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)94-101
Number of pages8
JournalCritical care nursing quarterly
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • critical care
  • emergency medicine
  • point of care
  • shock protocol
  • ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care

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