Emergency ultrasound scans are used to make immediate patient-care decisions and help to exclude organ rupture and internal haemorrhaging from the prognosis. In the case of pregnancy, the sonar will assess foetal well being if there is bleeding.
It is clear that ultrasound guided assessment of trauma is rapidly becoming the internationally accepted standard of care in the Emergency Department. It provides the Emergency Physician or Surgeon with a rapid, accurate and cheap patient assessment tool
All emergency scans are performed by trained Sonographer.
In cases of emergency, preparation may not be an option and hence it is not prescribed.
This procedure is performed as soon as the patient arrives as it is a matter of urgency. The results will be immediately relayed to the attending doctor or paramedic so that treatment can be initiated as soon as possible.
Include expectations from the emergency ultrasound scan. As this is an emergency what is the procedure post scan. This should give the user a full timeline from when they walk in the door to when they leave.
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