Becker's Hospital Review
Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc
With the end of summer and children heading back to school and organized athletics, there will inevitably be injuries that may require a trip to the local hospital emergency room and clinicians need to be prepared. This article by Dr. Jennifer Marin discusses ten important applications for ultrasound used at the point-of-care to diagnose medical issues in pediatrics. Dr. Marin also discusses the fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics recently published its first policy statement endorsing the use of ultrasound at the point-of-care by pediatric emergency medicine. Ultrasound is an ideal diagnostic procedure for children whose smaller body size facilitates sound-wave penetration and resolution to generate images. Please read Dr. Marin’s article to learn more.