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The core emergency ultrasound curriculum project: A report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee

  • Paul Olszynski (a1), Dan Kim (a2), Jordan Chenkin (a3) and Louise Rang (a4)

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Emergency ultrasound (EUS) is now widely considered to be a “skill integral to the practice of emergency medicine.”1 The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) initially issued a position statement in 1999 supporting the availability of focused ultrasound 24 hours per day in the emergency department (ED).2

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Correspondence to: Dr. Paul Olszynski, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B5; Email:p.olszynski@usask.ca

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The core emergency ultrasound curriculum project: A report from the Curriculum Working Group of the CAEP Emergency Ultrasound Committee

  • Paul Olszynski (a1), Dan Kim (a2), Jordan Chenkin (a3) and Louise Rang (a4)

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