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Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Feb 28. pii: S0735-6757(19)30148-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.02.043. [Epub ahead of print]

Current use and training needs of point-of-care ultrasound in emergency departments: A national survey of VA hospitals.

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1
VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System-Nashville, Department of Emergency Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt University, Department of Emergency Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA. Electronic address: jeremy.s.boyd@vumc.org.
2
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Medicine Service, Cleveland, OH, USA; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address: Charles.Lopresti@va.gov.
3
Orlando VA Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Orlando, FL, USA; University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Orlando, FL, USA.
4
VA Pittsburgh Health Care Systems, Critical Care Service, Pittsburgh, PA, USA; University of Pittsburgh, Departments of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Electronic address: schottck@upmc.edu.
5
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; UT Health San Antonio, Division of General & Hospital Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: Michael.Mader2@va.gov.
6
White River Junction VA Medical Center, Medicine Service, White River, Junction, VT, USA; Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hanover, NH, USA. Electronic address: brian.p.lucas@dartmouth.edu.
7
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; UT Health San Antonio, Division of General & Hospital Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA; (m) UT Health San Antonio, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: haro@uthscsa.edu.
8
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; UT Health San Antonio, Division of General & Hospital Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: finleye@uthscsa.edu.
9
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; (m) UT Health San Antonio, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: restrepom@uthscsa.edu.
10
Durham VA Health Care System, Primary Care Service, Durham, NC, USA; Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA. Electronic address: Chad.Kessler@va.gov.
11
VHA Specialty Care Service, VACO, Washington, DC, USA. Electronic address: Angel.Colon-Molero@va.gov.
12
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; UT Health San Antonio, Division of General & Hospital Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: jacqueline.pugh@va.gov.
13
South Texas Veterans Health Care System, Medicine Service, San Antonio, TX, USA; UT Health San Antonio, Division of General & Hospital Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA; (m) UT Health San Antonio, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA. Electronic address: sonin@uthscsa.edu.

KEYWORDS:

Emergency medicine; Health systems; Point-of-care ultrasound; Veterans affairs

PMID:
30878406
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2019.02.043

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