Point-of-care lung ultrasound

02 Nov 2021

Learn the benefits of point-of-care lung ultrasound

Emergency medicine and critical care clinicians often evaluate critically ill patients who are experiencing severe dyspnea. Prompt identification of the etiology of a patient’s dyspnea is essential to ensure appropriate therapeutic intervention. Point-of-care sonography has emerged as an invaluable tool in the assessment of patients with both traumatic and non-traumatic dyspnea. Many of the most commonly encountered pathologic states leading to severe shortness of breath (pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pneumonia) have distinct sonographic appearances, enabling rapid and accurate bedside identification.

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1 Introduction 
2 Clinical cases 
3 Fundamentals 
4 Transducer selection 
5 Image optimization 
6 The lung exam 
7 Pneumothorax 
8 M-mode and color Doppler 
9 References 
10 Consolidations 
11 Pleural effusions and thoracentesis 
12 Clinical case resolutions 
13 Summary 
14 Bibliography 
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