Focus ultrasound has become a standard emergency physician skill that is taught in EM residencies, tested on boards and endorsed by professional societies, including the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Even though ultrasound has become a core competency, wide use implementation has been limited in the community setting.

As part of a collaboration with The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP), we are currently conducting a survey to assess the prevalence of use of emergency ultrasound in Florida. The best way to promote Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) in Florida would be to fully understand its current state and identify factors that prevent wide use utilization and implementation. Understanding the penetration of this technology would help to create resources to educate physicians and create policies that would assist implementation in the state.

Participation in the following survey will be on a voluntary basis and results will be kept confidential. In addition, study results will exclude any institutional or individual identifiers. You can withdraw from participation in this survey at any time by contacting the researcher.

By completing this survey you are giving the researcher permission to use your responses in the study analysis. This research study was approved by the Florida Hospital Institutional Review Board on April 29, 2011.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information you may contact Dr. Alfredo Tirado-Gonzalez at 407-432-3205 or

Please answer the below survey to the best of your knowledge. The survey should not take more than 5 minutes to complete.

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