Use of Bedside Ultrasonography in Hospitalized Patients

Steven Cocciardi, Madina Mohammadi, Hugh B Black, Nicholas Stollenwerk

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Abstract

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is an emerging and developing skill that hospitalist providers are increasingly using to improve patient care. Common applications include cardiac, pulmonary, and abdominal diagnostic evaluation at the bedside and procedural guidance. Emerging applications include the use of POCUS in triaging patients to appropriate levels of care and prompt diagnostic evaluation in rapid response and cardiac arrest scenarios. Formal ultrasonography accreditation, reimbursement, and education for hospitalist providers are topics that require further evolution in the development of bedside ultrasonography use in hospital medicine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)593-605
Number of pages13
JournalHospital Medicine Clinics
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

Keywords

  • Hospitalist
  • Medical education
  • Pocket-size ultrasound
  • POCUS
  • Procedural guidance
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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