Prehospital Ultrasound: Emerging technology for EMS

Review the evidence for nine clinical applications for field ultrasound to assess, treat and monitor critically ill patients

 

Clinical applications for field ultrasound

1. Causes of dyspnea

2. Recognizing OB emergencies

3. Cardiac evaluation and resuscitation

4. Airway placement confirmation and monitoring

5. Gastric tube placement confirmation

6. Fracture determination

7. Prehospital needle thoracostomy placement

8. Peripheral intravenous access

9. Stroke diagnosis

 

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