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Table 1 (abstract P164). Results from the first stage of the Delphi exercises: 10 windows across the whole body were found to be useful. These are ranked in order of importance (1-10). A subsequent prioritization exercise by ease of adoption by training showed number of scans required for each window to reach level one standard (ranked 1-10). Time taken to scan each window (ranked 1-10) and clinical usefulness of each window (ranked 1-10). Total added up for each window and sums helped identify 5 key windows for use in the trial

From: 39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Windows (ranked 1-10) Number of scans to level 1 standard (1-10) Time to complete ultrasound window (1-10) Clinical usefulness (1-10) Final
Bladder/pelvis 1 1 1 1 4
Sub-costal cardiac 4/ Sub-costal IVC 3 6/3 3/4 4/2 17/12
Central veins 5/Lower limb veins 8 2/8 6/7 3/7 16/30
R hemi-diaphragm 6/L hemi-diaphragm 7 5/4 2/5 5/6 18/22
Cerebral doppler 9 10 8 8 35
Apical Cardiac 2 7 10 9 28
Parasternal cardiac 10 9 9 10 38