BCPoCUS - BC Point of Care Ultrasound

BC Point of Care Ultrasound

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Fetal Presentation

Rapid Summary

When to Scan:

Third trimester pregnancy to assess for fetal position

 

Transabdominal Approach:

  • Don't forget to change exam setting to OB
5 Minute Video

Where to put the probe:

OB pos 2 Trans
OB pos 2 Long

• Start in transverse just cephalad to pubic symphysis
• Identify the bladder then move cephalad to uterus
• Locate presenting part and identify if it is a fetal head (circular, completely surrounded by bone)
• Then follow spine in longitudinal orientation to the top of the uterus
• Slide across the abdomen, then caudad to starting point to rule out second head

When to scan:

When to Scan:

Third trimester pregnancy to assess for fetal position

 

Transabdominal Approach:

  • Don't forget to change exam setting to OB

Where you put the probe:

OB pos 2 Trans
OB pos 2 Long

• Start in transverse just cephalad to pubic symphysis
• Identify the bladder then move cephalad to uterus
• Locate presenting part and identify if it is a fetal head (circular, completely surrounded by bone)
• Then follow spine in longitudinal orientation to the top of the uterus
• Slide across the abdomen, then caudad to starting point to rule out second head

Findings