Critical Care Ultrasound (CCUS) information and resources

Beside 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

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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

Intro

Q-Path (4 videos, 20 min)

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Ultrasound physics/knobology (3 videos, 32 min)

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Basic Cardiac

LVEF (15 min)

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Caveats to above (2 videos, 21 min):

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EPSS (16 min)

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Pericardial Effusion & tamponade (2 videos, 40 min)

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Lung/Pleura

B-lines (15 min)

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Comprehensive lung scanning (2 videos, 76 min)

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Philips' "Point-of-care lung ultrasound" eBook (comprehensive but short)

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Thoracentesis (3 min)

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Abdomen & Paracentes

FAST (14 min)

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Hydronephrosis (14 min) 

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AAA (32 Min)

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Small bowel obstruction (13 min):

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Paracentesis (10 min):

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IVS & Fluid Responsiveness 

IVC controversy FOR (4 min)

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IVC controversy against (23 min)

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Cardiac output (5 min)

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

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DVT

Lower extremity DVT evaluation (25 min)

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Ultrasound guided IV access

Central venous catheter placement (20 min)

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Peripheral IV placement (20 min)

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Advanced cardiac

RV function (2 videos, 30 min)

V-1v-2

Diastology (2 videos, 58 min)

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Diastology summary/how to (4 min)

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Doppler physics (2 videos, 31 min)

V-1v-2

Advanced lung
ARDS, recruitment/PEEP, ventilator weaning
**TBD**

Recommended apps/iBooks
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 1 (IOS only)
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound: Volume 2 (IOS only)

 

Additional resources
Vanderbilt EM Ultrasound videos
Stanford Critical Care POCUS (highly recommended, requires creation of free account)
Sinai EM Ultrasound tutorial
Core Ultrasound

Contacts:

matthew.lipton@vumc.org 

meredith.e.pugh@vumc.org