The interrater reliability of inferior vena cava ultrasound by bedside clinician sonographers in emergency department patients.

@article{Fields2011TheIR,
  title={The interrater reliability of inferior vena cava ultrasound by bedside clinician sonographers in emergency department patients.},
  author={Jason Matthew Fields and Paul S. N. Lee and Katherine Y Jenq and Dustin G. Mark and Nova L Panebianco and Anthony J. Dean},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={98-101}
}
OBJECTIVES Inferior vena cava ultrasound (IVC-US) is a noninvasive bedside tool to assess intravascular volume status. This study set out to investigate the interrater reliability of IVC-US by bedside clinician sonographers and determine whether alternative methods of IVC-US such as B-mode and visual estimation are equally reliable to traditional M-mode. METHODS A convenience sample of adult emergency department (ED) patients was prospectively enrolled. Each patient underwent IVC-US by two… CONTINUE READING
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