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Table 3 Most useful Core applications indicated by respondents

From: Point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for internal medicine residents: what do you desire? A national survey

Core applicationYes N (%)No N (%)
IVC197 (79.8)50 (20,2)
Renal188 (76,1)59 (23,9)
Abdominal Free Fluid156 (63,2)91 (36,8)
Procedures148 (59,9)99 (40,1)
Lungs122 (49,4)125 (50,6)
DVT97 (39,3)150 (60,7)
Heart79 (32)168 (68)
Aorta42 (17)205 (83)
Gallbladder30 (12,1)217 (87,9)
None20 (8,1)227 (91,9)
Other4 (1,6)243 (98,4)
  1. Most residents (77.3%) are convinced they will use PoCUS within their own working environment
  2. The final question was about perceived barriers. The overwhelming majority (96.8%) experiences at least one limitation for performing PoCUS (Table 4)