The critical role of ultrasound guidance for vascular access in Pakistan

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The aim of this letter is to create awareness among the practicing anaesthetists and critical care physicians regarding the critical role of ultrasound guidance for vascular access to achieve best possible patient outcome” Akhtar et al (2017).

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“Ultrasound application is now evolving to become a standard of care practice in critical care areas for safety and accuracy of central venous and arterial access, especially in developed countries. Unfortunately, its application in developing countries like Pakistan is still lacking. The aim of this letter is to create awareness among the practicing anaesthetists and critical care physicians regarding the critical role of ultrasound guidance for vascular access to achieve best possible patient outcome.”

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Akhtar, M.I., Hamid, M. and Minai, F. (2017) Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access: An Evolving Standard of Care Clinical Practice, which is Extremely Under-Utilized in Pakistan. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons-Pakistan. 27(4), p.264.

doi: 2607.

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