Table 1.

Timings of point-of-care ultrasound and reports

All POCUSTrainee POCUSSupervisor POCUSDepartmental scans
Time taken for POCUS, hours:minutes, median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile)0:06 (0:05, 0:08)0:07 (0:05, 0:10)0:06 (0:05, 0:07)n/a
Time from scan start to report, hours:minutes, median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile)0:10 (0:07, 0:13)0:13 (0:07, 0:19)0:10 (0:07, 0:12)n/a
Time from initial scan request to report, hours:minutes, median (1st quartile, 3rd quartile)0:28 (0:14, 1:51)0:23 (0:17, 1:00)0:29 (0:12, 3:23)22:54 (7:24, 29:37)
  • n/a = not applicable; POCUS = point-of-care ultrasound.