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Emergency department ultrasound — practical and political
CJEM: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medical Care
Practically speaking, bedside ultrasound is well within the scope of emergency physicians (EPs) and is gaining acceptance. The literature supports the use of limited, goal-directed ultrasound in the diagnosis of many emergent conditions. EPs should use ultrasound as a tool to answer specific questions (e.g., Is there blood in the belly?); they should not surf the body for clues. ED ultrasound offers rapid evaluation of potentially life-threatening conditionsdoi:10.1017/s1481803500003869 fatcat:4aoqvk5d4rfgno7jui6qbjlujm