Hospitalist performance of cardiac hand-carried ultrasound after focused training.

  title={Hospitalist performance of cardiac hand-carried ultrasound after focused training.},
  author={L David Martin and Eric E. Howell and Roy Charles Ziegelstein and Carol Martire and Edward P. Shapiro and David Bruce Hellmann},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={120 11},
PURPOSE Because the training that noncardiologists require to perform cardiac hand-carried ultrasound has not been defined, we studied how well hospitalists perform hand-carried echocardiography after limited training. METHODS Ten hospitalists completed a focused training program that included performing an average of 35 hand-carried echocardiograms. Hospitalists' echocardiograms were compared with gold-standard conventional echocardiograms, and hospitalists were compared with 5 certified… CONTINUE READING

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