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Use of ultrasound in the haemodynamic assessment of the sick neonate
  1. Martin Kluckow
  1. Correspondence to Dr Martin Kluckow, Department of Neonatology, Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia; martin.kluckow{at}sydney.edu.au

Abstract

Clinician performed ultrasound (CPU) by the clinician caring for a sick patient is increasingly used in critical care specialties. The real-time haemodynamic information obtained helps the clinician to understand underlying physiology, target treatment and refine clinical decision-making. Neonatologists are increasingly using ultrasound to assess sick neonates with a range of clinical presentations and demand for training and accreditation programmes is increasing. This review discusses the current expanded uses for CPU in the haemodynamic assessment of the sick neonate.

  • Neonatology
  • Cardiology
  • Intensive Care

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