Clinical progress note: Point-of-care ultrasound applications in COVID-19

Benji K. Mathews, Seth Koenig, Linda Kurian, Benjamin Galen, Gregory Mints, Gigi Liu, Nilam J. Soni

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Abstract

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Although most patients (81%) develop mild illness, 14% develop severe illness, and 5% develop critical illness, including acute respiratory failure, septic shock, and multiorgan dysfunction.1 Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), or bedside ultrasound performed by a clinician caring for the patient, is being used to support the diagnosis and serially monitor patients with COVID-19. We performed a literature search of electronically discoverable peer-reviewed publications on POCUS use in COVID-19 from December 1, 2019, to April 10, 2020. We review key POCUS applications that are most relevant to frontline providers in the care of COVID-19 patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management
  • Internal Medicine
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis

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