Purpose: Traumatic injuries constitute a major risk for patients in emergency units. Point-of-care ultrasound may be a determinant in reducing the deleterious impact of complications and in prognosis. Methods: We describe the case of a 28-year-old female who reported cranial trauma, abdominal and thoracic trauma, and suspected bilateral fracture of the femur. Results: Ultrasound was useful for evaluating and monitoring multiple organ failure. Conclusion: Combining cost-effective advantages with bedside real-time imaging, ultrasound is a powerful adjunct to standard clinical assessment in the management of polytrauma when it is administered at the point of care.
|Titolo:||Ultrasound as point of care in management of polytrauma and its complication|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|