I believe it was the last JSOM that had an article on US use by ATPs, and other non-physician providers to dx fractures. The article was interesting, and the data promising. I wasn't all that surprised by the results, since we're dealing with a smart group. Of course, it was a very small sample size, and that presents some statisitical validity and study construction issues, but I do believe that advanced providers can/should use US when available. In my current practice setting, availability is easy-put the damn thing in the raid van along with the other stuff that won't be going through the door with us. For military medics, availability of anything can never be assumed. What do you folks think of US use as an assessment tool in a general sense (not just for fx, I believe FAST exams and others are equally in reach) ? If anyone doesn't have the article and wants it, I can PDF it and send it if need be.