Visual Rounds Based on Multiorgan Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the ICU

Front Med (Lausanne). 2022 May 25;9:869958. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.869958. eCollection 2022.


Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is performed by a treating clinician at the patient's bedside, provides a acquisition, interpretation, and immediate clinical integration based on ultrasonographic imaging. The use of POCUS is not limited to one specialty, protocol, or organ system. POCUS provides the treating clinician with real-time diagnostic and monitoring information. Visual rounds based on multiorgan POCUS act as an initiative to improve clinical practice in the Intensive Care Unit and are urgently needed as part of routine clinical practice.

Keywords: clinical practice; intensive care unit; multiorgan; point-of-care ultrasonography; visual round.

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