The effect of FAST ultrasound in the Defence Medical Services: a systematic review
It has 4 main sections:
Intro (400) words
Method (200) words
Results (2100) words
Conclusion (300) words
The order is to follow the format and style of: The impact of sleep deprivation in military surgical teams: a systematic review by Rachael SV Parker and P Parker
the paper is to cover 4 themes in the results:
1. What is FAST ultrasound
2. Role of FAST ultrasound in the military
3. Role of eFAST ultrasound in the military
4. FAST vs CT
All given around 525 words each within the results section.
The method section is to be more detailed using terms like: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: following the PRISMA guidelines; The evidence was evaluated using GRADE, which was developed to help health care professionals determine the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations presented in studies. And san extensive literature search performed using Medline, CINAHL, Cochrane Systematic . Reviews, PubMed, and Web of Science. The search was limited to human subjects, the English language, and articles published since the last systematic review in 2009.
THE PAPER SHOULD BE CRITICAL IN ITS APPROACH, AND NON BIAS ALL THE WAY THROUGH. IT SHOULD MAINTAIN ITS RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY ALSO.
NO CHARTS OR DIAGRAMS ARE TO BE USED.
The term FAST ultrasound and eFAST ultrasound are to be used as FAST or Efast through the paper.
The term ‘defence medical services’ should be used as DMS all the way through the paper.
(THE DEFENCE MEDICAL SERVICES IS THE MEDICAL COMPONENT OF THE BRITISH MILITARY)
THERE SHOULD BE GOOD USE OF STUDIES IN CONTEMPORARY OPERATIONS
THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS JOURNAL IS A GOOD PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL TO USE.
All references to be newer than 2009 from peer reviewed journals only.
There must be a good range of different journals
Journals are to be from western European countries, usa, Canada, Australia, and new Zealand.
Secondary referencing to be used only.
The audience of the paper is radiographers/nurse/ allied health professions (AHPs) do not aim at the doctor level
THE WHOLE PAPER IS TO LINK AND FLOW WELL TOGETHER.