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Table 3 Indications and procedures

From: Prehospital point-of-care emergency ultrasound: a cohort study

  Indications: 1st priority 2nd priority 3rd priority
Trauma     
n = 31 / 31.3% High-speed trauma n = 11 / 35.5% FAST n = 11 (100%) PLUS n = 10 / 90.9% FEEL n = 3 / 27.3%
Polytrauma n = 9 / 29.0% FAST n = 9 / 100% PLUS n = 9/ 100% FEEL n = 6 / 66.7%
Fall n = 8 / 25.8% FAST n = 8 / 100% PLUS n = 6 / 75.0% FEEL n = 6 / 75.0%
Resuscitation n = 2 / 6.5% FAST n = 2/ 100% PLUS n = 2/100% FEEL n = 2 / 100%
Chest trauma n = 1 / 3.2% PLUS n = 1/ 100% FEEL n = 0 FAST n = 1 / 100%
Isol. abd. Trauma n = 0 FAST n = 0 FEEL n = 0 PLUS n = 0
Non-trauma     
n = 68 / 68.7% Dyspnoea n = 38 /55.9% PLUS n = 35/92.1% (6× PLUS alone =15.8%) FEEL n = 29/76.3% (3× FEEL alone =7.9%)  
Resuscitation n = 15 / 22.1% FEEL n = 15/ 100% PLUS n = 3 / 20.0% FAST n = 1 / 6.7%
Hypotension n = 8 / 11.8% FEEL n = 8 / 100% FAST n = 1 / 12.5% PLUS n = 5 /62.5% all PLUS combined with FEEL
Chest pain n = 4 / 5.9% FEEL n = 3 / 75% PLUS n = 2/50% (1× PLUS alone) FAST n = 0
Acute abdomen n = 2 / 2.9% FAST n = 2 / 100%   
Unclear symptoms n = 1 / 1.4% FEEL n = 1 / 100%   
  1. FAST Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma, PLUS Prehospital Lung Ultrasound, FEEL Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life Support