Defining Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in everyday practice.

  • Defining Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in everyday practice.
When performing POCUS on a dog or a cat, which of the following statements is most accurate?
All components of POCUS should always be done on arrival
The fur is always clipped, and gel is used in all patients
Tailor POCUS considering the patient’s clinical findings
Apply POCUS the same for every single patient
Of the following, which patient position is most ideal when performing POCUS?
Right lateral recumbency to assess the heart
Left lateral recumbency to assess right kidney
Dorsal recumbency to see as much as possible
The position the animal is most comfortable
Which of the following is NOT one of the applications of POCUS?
Trans ureteral
What is the timeframe for serial POCUS?
Depends on patient evolution
Repeat every 1 hour
Every 4 hours is ideal
Twice within 24 hours
The evolution of small animal POCUS stems from which original exam published in 2004?
When performing POCUS it is recommended to always…
Perform a full examination of all body organs
Use clinically driven binary questions
Perform FLASH exams at a single window
Use the same protocol regardless of patient position
The key pathologies that PLUS looks for include…
Abdominal free fluid and the halo sign
Pleural and lung parenchymal pathology
Fluid overload and pericardial effusion
Renal pelvic dilation and duodenal motility
The main difference between the original FAST exam and POCUS is…
FAST looks for fluid, POCUS goes beyond free fluid
There is not difference between the two terms
FAST evolved from POCUS
POCUS should only be performed by specialists
The accuracy of POCUS to identify pathology in non trauma patients is…
The main components included in the POCUS exam include…
Abdominal POCUS
Pleura and lung ultrasound
Cardiac POCUS
All of the above