BCPoCUS - BC Point of Care Ultrasound

BC Point of Care Ultrasound

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Rapid Summary
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

RUQ-video-GIF

RUQ

Start at level of xiphoid, mid axillary line, parallel to floor. Then sweep or aim posterior towards bed as needed. Slide transducer up to diaphragm and down to caudal edge of liver.

LUQ-video-GIF (2)

LUQ

Spleen/kidney slightly more caudad and posterior than liver/kidney but similar movements to RUQ

Pelvis-video-GIF

Pelvis

Transverse then sweep into pelvis over the pubic symphysis

subxiphoid-video-GIF (3)

Subcostal

Start low in abdomen, parallel to floor and slowly move towards head, sweep through the heart

Where you put the probe:

RUQ

Start at level of xiphoid, mid axillary line, parallel to floor. Then sweep or aim posterior towards bed as needed. Slide transducer up to diaphragm and down to caudal edge of liver.

RUQ-video-GIF

LUQ

Spleen/kidney slightly more caudad and posterior than liver/kidney but similar movements to RUQ

LUQ-video-GIF (2)

Pelvis

Transverse then sweep into pelvis over the pubic symphysis

Pelvis-video-GIF

Subcostal

Start low in abdomen, parallel to floor and slowly move towards head, sweep through the heart

subxiphoid-video-GIF (3)

Findings