Novel Use of Ultrasound for rapid field assessment of lung injury in fire fighters with wildland smoke inhalation 

Novel Use of Ultrasound for rapid field assessment of lung injury in fire fighters with wildland smoke inhalation

Research and technology development assessing the immediate and direct effect of wildfire smoke on the lungs of firefighters in the field using a new hand held, quick touch ultrasound that can give immediate point of care assessment of potential lung injury. This topic is receiving a lot a attention appropriately, as wildfire smoke has become the number one cause of air pollution the last couple years in the western United States.