Bedside ultrasound procedures: musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal

Lydia Sahlani, Laura Thompson, Amar Vira, Ashish R. Panchal

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The widespread availability of ultrasound (US) technology has increased its use for point of care applications in many health care settings. Focused (point of care) US is defined as the act of bringing US evaluation to the bedside for real-time performance. These images are collected immediately by the practitioner, allowing for direct integration into the physician’s medical decision-making process. The real-time bedside diagnostic ability of US becomes a key tool for the management of patients. The purpose of this review is to (1) provide a general description of the use of focused US for bedside procedures; (2) specify the indications and common techniques used in bedside US procedures; and (3) describe the techniques used for each bedside intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-138
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound procedures


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