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Core review: Physician-performed ultrasound: The time has come for routine use in acute care medicine

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Royse, CF and Canty, DJ and Faris, J and Haji, DL and Veltman, M and Royse, A, Core review: Physician-performed ultrasound: The time has come for routine use in acute care medicine, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 115, (5) pp. 1007-1028. ISSN 0003-2999 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 International Anesthesia Research Society

DOI: doi:10.1213/ANE.0b013e31826a79c1

Abstract

The use of ultrasound in the acute care specialties of anesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, and surgery has evolved from discrete, office-based echocardiographic examinations to the real-time or point-of-care clinical assessment and interventions. "Goal-focused" transthoracic echocardiography is a limited scope (as compared with comprehensive examination) echocardiographic examination, performed by the treating clinician in acute care medical practice, and is aimed at addressing specific clinical concerns. In the future, the practice of surface ultrasound will be integrated into the everyday clinical practice as ultrasound-assisted examination and ultrasound-guided procedures. This evolution should start at the medical student level and be reinforced throughout specialist training. The key to making ultrasound available to every physician is through education programs designed to facilitate uptake, rather than to prevent access to this technology and education by specialist craft groups. There is evidence that diagnosis is improved with ultrasound examination, yet data showing change in management and improvement in patient outcome are few and an important area for future research. Copyright © 2012 International Anesthesia Research Society.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Anaesthesiology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Surgical Methods and Procedures
Author:Canty, DJ (Dr David Canty)
ID Code:83034
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:46
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-02-27
Last Modified:2013-05-07
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