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Point of Care Ultrasound

Point of Care Ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is the application of ultrasound at the point of care to make immediate patient-care decisions, often to evaluate an emergency medical condition. POCUS is rapidly replacing the stethoscope at the bedside, providing immediate diagnoses often with greater sensitivity and specificity than chest x-rays and CT.

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Point of Care Ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is the application of ultrasound at the point of care to make immediate patient-care decisions, often to evaluate an emergency medical condition. POCUS is rapidly replacing the stethoscope at the bedside, providing immediate diagnoses often with much greater sensitivity and specificity than chest x-rays and CT.

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POCUS, as mentioned in various guidelines, is an acronym which stands for Point of Care Ultrasound, a term that can be adequately described as “a diagnostic or procedural guidance ultrasound that is performed by a clinician during a patient encounter to help guide the evaluation and management of the patient."

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