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Surgical Innovation
January 2018

Ultrasonographic-Guided Resuscitation of the Surgical Patient

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(1):77-78. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4440

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