Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Simulation-Based Advanced Cardiac Life Support Scenarios

@article{Cha2017UseOP,
  title={Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Simulation-Based Advanced Cardiac Life Support Scenarios},
  author={Stephanie L Cha and Allan Gottschalk and Erik Su and Adam Schiavi and Adam Dodson and Aliaksei Pustavoitau},
  journal={Journal of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={4},
  pages={53-60}
}
Background: Ultrasonography is an effective tool for diagnosing potential reversible aetiologies of cardiac arrest. We developed an educational curriculum for critical care ultrasonography involving multiple sequential cardiac arrest simulation scenarios and assessed the efficacy of participants’ performance. Methods: Didactic lectures and hands-on training sessions were provided before participants were divided into simulation teams for a series of five scenarios in which they were instructed… 
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