Moving IVC POCUS to triage

Or not necessarily triage, but after the current dehydration study shows that lots of kids that get IVF don’t need it, we could see what impact IVC POCUS has if we trigger it early in the course of potentially dehydrated kids. If the ER doc gets a report from triage that the IVC is not flat, they likely will feel more confident about fluid status and we may be able to show improved patient and ED centred outcomes (time in ED, mainly). Would need bounce-back tracking, also. Parents may be less likely to bounce back if they get a test that reassures them….

- Mark