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An evaluation of echo in life support (ELS): is it feasible? What does it add?
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    Re: An evaluation of echo in life support (ELS): is it feasible? What does it add? Hayhurst et al. Emerg. Med. J. 2011 28:119-121; doi:10.1136/emj.2009.084202

    We note the experience of Dr Hayhurst and colleagues in the use of echo in life support (ELS) with interest.[1] Our own anecdotal experience agrees that focused ELS scans can be performed within the 10 second pause in CPR for a pulse check, and provide additional diagnostic information that can guide further resuscitative measures.

    Moreover we have found that it is usually practical to extend the ELS protocol to...

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