Letters Ultrasound scanners and stethoscopes

The usefulness of ultrasound in anaesthesia

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4095 (Published 18 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4095
  1. David R Price, specialist trainee year 5, anaesthetics1
  1. 1University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
  1. drp297{at}doctors.org.uk

I was surprised that Wittenberg did not mention the use of ultrasound in anaesthesia and critical care.1 Ever since the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence advocated the use of ultrasound for central venous access in 2002, every anaesthetic department has been obliged to purchase an …

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