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Position statement: minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound—a modified Delphi-derived national consensus

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Drs. Wong, Olszynski, Cheung, Pageau, Lewis and Kwan report no conflicts of interest. Dr. Woo reports that he holds a role as the Acute Care PoCUS Fellowship Director, University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital and the Teaching Chair—PoCUS, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Ottawa.

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Wong, M.K.Y., Olszynski, P., Cheung, W.J. et al. Position statement: minimum archiving requirements for emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound—a modified Delphi-derived national consensus. Can J Emerg Med 23, 450–454 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s43678-021-00109-8

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