Critical Care Ultrasound (CCUS) information and resources  

 

 

Bedside scanning schedule  
Every other Monday at 3pm
8th floor medical ICU workroom
**CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE**

 

Sending studies to Qpath from the SonoSite Xporte CLICK HERE

  

CCUS curriculum documents 
CLICK HERE
CCUS 1 Ultrasound Basics and Qpath Intro
CCUS 2 Basic Critical Care Echo
CCUS 3 LVEF Estimation
CCUS 4 Lung Ultrasound
CCUS 5 Pleural Ultrasound
CCUS 6 Abdomen & Paracentesis
CCUS 7 IVC & Fluid Responsiveness
CCUS 8 DVT Ultrasound
CCUS 9 Ultrasound-Guided Subclavian Central Venous Cannulation
CCUS 10 Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Insertion

 CCUS Articles CLICK HERE

 Links to videos 

Intro

Q-Path (4 videos, 20 min)

            

 

Ultrasound physics/knobology (3 videos, 32 min):

            

 

 

Basic Cardiac

LVEF (15 min)

             

 

Caveats to above video (2 videos, 21 min):

               

 

EPSS (16 min)

             

 

Pericardial effusion & tamponade (2 videos, 40 min):

               

 

 

Lung/Pleura

B-lines (15 min)

            

 

Comprehensive lung scanning (2 videos, 76 min)

              

 

Philips’ “Point-of-care lung ultrasound” eBook (comprehensive but short)

 

 

Thoracentesis (3 min):

           

 

 

Abdomen & Paracentes

FAST (14 min)

            

 

Hydronephrosis (14 min) 

              

 

AAA (32 Min)

              

 

Small bowel obstruction (13 min):

              

 

Paracentesis (10 min):

             

 

IVC & Fluid Responsivenes

 IVC controversy FOR (4 min):

 

IVC controversy AGAINST (23 min):

            

 

Cardiac output (5 min)

  

 

IVC, fluid responsiveness, cardiac output – putting it all together (2 videos, 48 min)

                 

            

 

DVT

Lower extremity DVT evaluation (25 min):

             

 

Ultrasound guided IV access

Central venous catheter placement (20 min)

             

 

Peripheral IV placement (20 min):

 

 

Advanced cardiac

RV function (2 videos, 30 min):

             

             

 

Diastology (2 videos, 58 min)

             

             

 

Diastology summary/how to (4 min)

             

Doppler physics (2 videos, 31 min)

                 

             

 

Advanced lung

ARDS, recruitment/PEEP, ventilator weaning

**TBD**

 

Recommended apps/iBooks:

One Minute Ultrasound Smartphone App

 

 

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 1 (iPad only):  

             

 

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 2 (iPad only):

 

Additional resources

Vanderbilt EM ultrasound videos

 

 

Stanford Critical Care POCUS course (highly recommended, requires creation of free account)

 

Sinai EM ultrasound tutorial

 

The Ultrasound Podcast (high level, must use search function)

 

 

Contacts:

Matthew Lipton, MD

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Meredith Pugh, MD, MSCI

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