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IMAGING Management

Creating a New Standard for Ultrasound in Emergency Care

2017 21 Apr

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound is now a common sight in emergency departments throughout the UK. Professor Bob Jarman, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre, explained the potential benefits of more widespread ultrasound use: “There is a lot of interest in POC ultrasound within our department, above and beyond... Read more

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When Time is of the Essence

2017 06 Feb

Point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for military applications, dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, and it is not surprising that they now play such a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors at SAMUR, Madrid’s municipal emergency service, describes... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ultrasound for Diagnosing Minor Fractures

2015 17 May

Use of portable ultrasound has been shown to be effective in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Results of the study, published in the journal Emergency Nurse , showed that 85 percent of patients with a fracture confirmed by x-ray had injuries detected through ultrasonography. The findings mean... Read more