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Abstracts for Ultrasound and ED Systems, Free Paper Session, Thursday 17 September 12.00–12.45, Pippard Lecture Theatre
Can tele-ultrasound examinations for FAST, performed by inexperienced technicians by remote instruction, produce diagnostic quality images?
  1. M. Mitchelson,
  2. I. Crawford,
  3. J. Ferguson
  1. Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

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    The applications for ultrasound in emergency medicine (EM) have expanded meteorically over the past decade—it has even been described as “the stethoscope for the 21st century”. However, as a sub-specialisation within EM and the prehospital environment, it is still in its infancy. We assessed whether ultrasound trained EM practitioners could guide untrained individuals in producing diagnostic FAST …

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