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Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) for Small Bowel Obstruction

Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) for Small Bowel Obstruction Small bowel obstruction is a frequently encountered condition throughout emergency departments and accounts for a large number of surgical hospital admissions. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) by emergency providers can serve as a valuable tool to assist in prompt and accurate diagnosis, which could potentially reduce the quantity of undesirable effects such as radiation and cost seen with other advanced imaging modalities (e.g., computed tomography). http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal Wolters Kluwer Health

Utilization of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) for Small Bowel Obstruction

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
© 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1931-4485
eISSN
1931-4493
DOI
10.1097/TME.0000000000000237
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Abstract

Small bowel obstruction is a frequently encountered condition throughout emergency departments and accounts for a large number of surgical hospital admissions. Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) by emergency providers can serve as a valuable tool to assist in prompt and accurate diagnosis, which could potentially reduce the quantity of undesirable effects such as radiation and cost seen with other advanced imaging modalities (e.g., computed tomography).

Journal

Advanced Emergency Nursing JournalWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Apr 1, 2019

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