Editorial| Volume 127, PA1-A3, June 2018

The acronym of resuscitation ultrasound: RCC – Resume chest compressions!

  • Domagoj Damjanovic
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart Center Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany
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  • Tobias Schröder
    Department of Anaesthesiology, Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Pain Therapy, Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst, Germany

    Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Frankfurt, Germany
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  • Raoul Breitkreutz
    Corresponding author.
    Scientific Network SonoABCD at Emergency Department, Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Frankfurt and Dept. of Anaesthesiology, Vulpius Klinik, Bad Rappenau, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Heidelberg, Germany
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      Resuscitation ultrasound is a subgroup of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) procedures to improve resuscitation efforts. It can lead to interventions and mainly differs from expert transthoracic echocardiography or laboratory ultrasound of routine diagnostics: Resuscitation ultrasound should be simple, trainable by a broad number of doctors handling acute medical problems. Thus, rather than imaging experts, resuscitation experts are required.
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