This checklist relates to a generic bedside ultrasound algorithm that is indicated in potentially critical patients.

 

  1. Heart
  • Pericardial fluid?
  • Right ventricular dilatation?
  • Hypokinesia?

 

  1. IVC
  • Size < > 2 cm?
  • Decrease upon inspiration < > 50%?

 

  1. Juice
  • Intraperitoneal fluid?
  • Pleural fluid?

 

  1. Krack
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm?

 

  1. Lung
  • Lung-sliding?
  • A-lines vs B-lines?
  • Hepatization?