Emergency ultrasonography is an appealing imaging modality in paediatric emergencies, given its non-invasive nature and potential as an adjunct to physical examination in a setting where rapid decisions need to be made. This review of a case series describes the applications, versatility, and limitations of emergency physician led ultrasonography in a paediatric resuscitation room in a sub-Saharan African setting.
- CT, computerised tomography
- ED, emergency department
- EP, emergency physician
- EU, emergency ultrasonography
- ICP, intracranial pressure
- JVP, jugular venous pressure
- ONSD, optic nerve sheath diameter
- RVDC, right ventricular diastolic collapse
- paediatric emergency medicine
- sub-Saharan Africa
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