Lund Center for Emergency Medicine
Lund, Sweden
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Ultrasound

Clarity in Emergency Medicine

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?