Table 2

The barriers EMS Medical directors perceive to implementing prehospital ultrasound nā€‰=ā€‰198
Number of respondents Percentage (95% CI)
Equipment cost 177 89.4% (85.7-93.1)
Training costs 146 73.7% (68.4-79)
Challenges in training 106 53.5% (47.5-59.5)
Transport times 95 48% (42-54)
Concerns about delaying time to definitive care 90 45.5% (39.5-51.5)
Ultrasound is beyond the scope of practice of providers 76 38.4% (32.6-44.2)
Lack of evidence 76 38.4% (32.6-44.2)
Approval by EMS administration 25 12.6% (8.6-16.6)
Buy-in by other EMS medical directors 21 10.6% (6.9-14.3)
Regulatory factors 29 14.6% (10.4-18.8)

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Taylor et al. BMC Emergency Medicine 2014 14:6   doi:10.1186/1471-227X-14-6

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