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Prehospital ultrasound by paramedics: results of field trial.

Authors
  • Heegaard, William
  • Hildebrandt, David
  • Spear, David
  • Chason, Kevin
  • Nelson, Bret
  • Ho, Jeffrey
Type
Published Article
Journal
Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2010
Volume
17
Issue
6
Pages
624–630
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00755.x
PMID: 20491683
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This pilot study shows that with close supervision, paramedics can adequately obtain and interpret prehospital FAST and AA US images under protocol. These results support a growing body of literature that indicates US may be feasible and useful in the prehospital setting.

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