Echocardiogram Basic Step 13

Reading (2 hours)

Cardiac3: Ferrada, Paula, et al. “Limited transthoracic echocardiogram: so easy any trauma attending can do it.” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 71.5 (2011): 1327-1332.

Cardiac4: Ferrada, Paula, et al. “Qualitative assessment of the inferior vena cava: useful tool for the evaluation of fluid status in critically ill patients.” The American Surgeon 78.4 (2012): 468-470.

Before advancing to next step, please complete the following:

1. (From Ferrada Article #1): see annotations I have made in article. Average time for limited transthoracic echocardiogram for trauma attendings was ___min and ___seconds.

2.(From Ferrada Article #2): 100% of the patients had a change in IVC diameter from “FLAT” to “____” after a fluid challenge.

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