In-flight ultrasound identification of pneumothorax

@article{Quick2015InflightUI,
  title={In-flight ultrasound identification of pneumothorax},
  author={Jacob A. Quick and Rindi M. Uhlich and Salman Ahmad and Stephen Barnes and Jeffrey P. Coughenour},
  journal={Emergency Radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={23},
  pages={3-7}
}
Ultrasound is a standard adjunct to the initial evaluation of injured patients in the emergency department. We sought to evaluate the ability of prehospital, in-flight thoracic ultrasound to identify pneumothorax. Non-physician aeromedical providers were trained to perform and interpret thoracic ultrasound. All adult trauma patients and adult medical patients requiring endotracheal intubation underwent both in-flight and emergency department ultrasound evaluations. Findings were documented… CONTINUE READING
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