January 2017

Initial Approach

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Emergency Ultrasound is good but don't ignore CAT scan in the Emergency Department safer than far off in a department .
Science NewsOctober 8 2015 : Emergency Department CAT scan change diagnosis :
In a study in Massachusetts General Hospital between July 2012 and January 2014 .
254 Physicians for 1280 patients .
Leading diagnosis changed 51%of patients with abdominal pain 42% with chest pain /SOB and24% of a area ultrasound cannot diagnose the brain and head Headache diagnosis changed in 24% of patients .
No reason EM physicians cannot learn CT diagnosis !
Ultrasound great but also for prehospital diagnosis primary care and urgent care .

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