Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has proven to be an effective tool to supplement physical examinations and help clinicians guide therapy.1,2 Surgeons are familiar with the use of POCUS in the trauma setting beginning with the introduction of the Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination. However, training of surgeons in POCUS in other areas, such as the lung, pleura, and heart, is limited.1,3
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