This article from the Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine details a study in which anesthesiology residents were assessed on their ultrasound proficiency in a competition that utilized elements of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).
This 65-year-old male presented to the ED with progressive shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. An intravascular volume assessment was performed by imaging the IVC with sonography during respiration.
We bring you our weekly SonoSim Ultrasound Challenge! Can you give us the correct answer? This 70-year-old male with a history of hypertension presents with flank pain. Using abdominal ultrasonography, what findings are evident? Answer: Aortic aneurysm (8 x 10 cm diameter)
This 66-year-old male is referred to the ED by his internist for evaluation of a palpable abdominal mass. Using ultrasound, what is the most likely diagnosis?
This 28-year-old female presents with RUQ abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and hypotension. Using ultrasound, what can you infer regarding her intravascular volume status?