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Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound--Do You Know Best Practices?

Medscape interviews Stephen C. Haskins, MD, anesthesiologist at HSS, who discussed the benefits of point-of-care ultrasound in the perioperative setting, and also conducted a brief demonstration on how to perform it.

Dr. Haskins explains point-of-care ultrasound is conducted at the bedside by the clinician who is managing care for a patient, to help answer specific questions related to the patient being in some sort of acute – or critical state (i.e., respiratory distress, undifferentiated shock, or hemodynamically unstable); and differentiate between the major causes that are resulting in this presentation to help guide the management of the patient in that moment in time.

Watch the interview at Medscape.com.