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Confirmatory testing follows ER use of ultrasound

from HealthDay News via Medical Xpress

Emergency room physicians report that their use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is usually followed by confirmatory testing, according to a study published online May 8 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. The researchers found that the most common emergency medicine performed POCUS (EM-POCUS) procedures used without confirmatory testing were as follows: determination of cardiac activity during cardiac arrest, differentiating cellulitis from abscess, central venous catheter placement confirmation, pericardial effusion evaluation, and focused assessment with sonography for trauma. more

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