EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Ultrasound in Acute Trauma

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound in Acute Trauma

Introduction and Background Print Section Listen Traumatic injuries are among the most common presenting complaint to the emergency department (ED). Oftentimes, these patients will arrive unstable and the clinician must…

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Soft Tissue and Extremity Ultrasound

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Soft tissue and extremity conditions are common complaints encountered in the acute care setting. Traditionally, patient evaluation was performed using physical examination,…

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Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Pelvic ultrasound was first introduced into the acute care setting to answer simple yes or no questions such as “Is there an…

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Ultrasound for Deep Venous Thrombosis

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Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is typically caused by one or more of Virchow’s triad: stasis, hypercoagulability, and/or endothelial damage. DVT may occur…

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Ultrasound for Venous Access

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound for Venous Access

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen The expeditious and safe placement of venous catheters is vital to the practice of acute care medicine. Venous access includes the cannulation…

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