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Table 3 Participants’ practice

From: Identifying barriers to the use of ultrasound in the perioperative period: a survey of southwestern Ontario anesthesiologists

  Always Frequently Sometimes Seldom Never As clinically indicated
I use ultrasound guidance when inserting a central line 54 (82) 5 (8) 4 (6) 1 (2) 1 (2) 1 (2)
I use ultrasound guidance for arterial cannulation 3 (6) 16 (24) 23 (35) 13 (20) 7 (11) 4 (6)
I use ultrasound guidance when performing a regional block 36 (57) 6 (10) 7 (11) 1 (2) 11 (18) 2 (3)
I use ultrasound guidance for spinal and epidural blocks placement 0 1 (2) 6 (9) 17 (27) 39 (61) 1 (2)
I use ultrasound to assess the heart and lung whenever indicated 6 (9) 7 (11) 12 (18) 14 (21) 21 (32) 6 (9)
  1. All results in the table were present in N (%)