Use of Bedside Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) among Healthcare Professionals in the Emergency Department

Date

2019-12

Authors

Wiemann, Natalia M.

ORCID

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

Abstract

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) use has become increasingly prominent in emergency departments (ED's) over the past 30 years. With the emergence of this technology, many healthcare providers are becoming more aware of the benefits it provides in terms of accurate results and faster patient disposition. Due to the different levels of ultrasound training healthcare providers receive and varying responsibilities of each profession, it is difficult to generalize the experiences different providers have had with ultrasound use. Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurses working at Baylor Scott and White emergency departments across North Texas participated in a survey to gauge differences in perception, exposure, interests, and barriers regarding POCUS use among different healthcare professions

Description

Citation

Rights

License