Echocardiography

Bedside Critical care Echo (POCUS – Point of Care UltraSound) deserves it’s own page, while not featured prominently on the exam, it is becoming a standard of care on most units. There are lots of pages out there, here are a few I’ve found helpful

Resources


guideline Joint Statement: Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography (2011) – this statement considers the evidence and utility of performing echo in specific situations.

On the webVirtual Transthoracic Echocardiography – this page shows high quality, interactive 3D images which will help you understand what your seeing on echo and also gives a few tips.

podcastMatt and Mike are constantly putting new podcasts out, they carry several lectures on the physics of ultrasound alongside the use of ultrasound of other parts of the body.