Prehospital Ultrasound in Trauma: A Review of Current and Potential Future Clinical Applications

Research paper by Tharwat El Zahran, Mazen J El Sayed

Indexed on: 03 Mar '18Published on: 19 Feb '18Published in: Journal of emergencies, trauma, and shock


Tharwat El Zahran, Mazen J El Sayed Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock 2018 11(1):4-9 Ultrasound (US) is an essential tool for evaluating trauma patients in the hospital setting. Many previous in-hospital studies have been extrapolated to out of hospital setting to improve diagnostic accuracy in prehospital and austere environments. This review article presents the role of prehospital US in blunt and penetrating trauma management with emphasis on its current clinical applications, challenges, and future implications of such use.