July 2018, Volume 111 - Issue 7

PEARLS for an Ultrasound Physical and Its Routine Use as Part of the Clinical Examination

Michael Wagner, MD, Janice Boughton, MD

Abstract: At present, there is no consensus on what a routine examination that uses ultrasound (US) should look like. Point-of-care US (POCUS) is poised to be as important a clinical skill as palpation and auscultation; however, the expansive list of potential applications can be...

(pp 389-394)

Introduction to Special Issue on Point-of-Care Ultrasound

G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, DBioethics

Abstract: The Southern Medical Journal is pleased to publish a special issue on point-of-care ultrasound as an introduction for the readers to the expanding utilization of this technology in the clinical setting. We appreciate Dr Michael Wagner’s stewardship of the special issue as...

(pp 371)

Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Established Settings

Dustin Morrow, MD, Julia Cupp, MD, David Schrift, MD, Robert Nathanson, MD, Nilam J. Soni, MD, MSc

Abstract: The original and most widely accepted applications for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) are in the settings of trauma, shock, and bedside procedures. Trauma was the original setting for the introduction of POCUS and has been standardized under the four-plus view examination...

(pp 373-381)