I began primary care office ultrasound (also called Point Of Care Ultrasound Scanning [POCUS]) eighteen years ago with a Biosound Megas. I have found primary care ultrasound to be of tremendous benefit to my patients.
I have a number of blog posts on learning primary care office ultrasound which you can access by clicking Ultrasound Imaging . There are approximately 80 posts on learning all aspects of interpteting primary care office ultrasound studies.
My blog posts are tutorials mostly on how to interpret your primary (POCUS) ultrasounds after or while your performing your scans.
But the key skill you need to first learn for primary care ultrasound is how to perform the scans so that you can obtain the images you will need for interpretation. Once you can do that, then you’ll want to study all the ultrasound videos on interpretation that are on my blog.
The best series on how to obtain the primary care ultrasound images is from the Educational Ultrasound Videos from Clarius Ultrasound Anywhere . If you’re brand new to office ultrasound, I recommend you review all of the videos on this link. After you’ve studied these videos and practiced the techniques you will be able to get the images you need for accurate interpretation.
The Clarius videos are brief and yet will allow you to understand the tremendous benefits to your patients of primary care office ultrasound.
I’ve placed direct links to the videos on YouTube:
How to Perform a DVT Scan Using Ultrasound 1:05 Published on Jan 4, 2018:
Ultrasound is an ideal diagnostic tool in the evaluation of patients showing signs and symptoms suggestive of a DVT. It can decrease time to definitive care as well as the length of stay in the emergency department.
Watch the video [above] to see how Geoff Sanz, a Canadian based ER doctor uses the Clarius handheld ultrasound scanner to assess for a DVT.
How to use Clarius for a FAST Exam 3:38 October 27, 2017:
An emergency room physician explains how to use the Clarius ultrasound scanner to conduct a FAST exam, using the Clarius Clip-on attachments.
Ultrasound Lung Scanning Tutorial with Dr. Shane Arishenkoff – Clarius 15:54 September 2016:
Dr. Shane Arishenkoff is the ultrasound lead for the UBC Division of General Internal Medicine. In this 15-min video, he walks us through the process of scanning human lungs. Dr. Arishenkoff discusses lung settings, transducer selection, a systematic approach to scanning the lungs, as well as optimization and interpretation of lung images.
Chris Eddy demonstrates vessel access under ultrasound guidance using Clarius 2:47. July 19, 2016:
Ultrasound educator Chris Eddy demonstrates ultrasound-guided vascular access.
How to assess the IVC for volume status using ultrasound 2:20. December 5, 2017:
Point of care ultrasound of the IVC is a non-invasive means of volume assessment in the critically ill. While no one study has been able to quantify exactly where to measure or make the assessment, the IVC can be assessed in a fat or flat paradigm.
In this video, Ultrasound educator Chris Eddy uses the Clarius portable ultrasound scanner to assess the IVC for volume status.
Nephrology Lung Scan by Nathaniel Reisinger 3:30. October 24, 2017.
Nephrology Kidney Scan by Nathaniel Reisinger 3:28. October 24, 2017.
Nephrology Cardiac Scan by Nathaniel Reisinger 5:05. October 24, 2017.
How to scan the Gallbladder using a Clarius Ultrasound Scanner 2:18. August 30, 2017:
Ultrasound educator Chris Eddy uses the Clarius curved linear ultrasound scanner to demonstrate how to scan the gallbladder.
How to Scan the Kidneys Using Ultrasound 2:48. October 24, 2017.
Ultrasound educator Chris Eddy explains how to use ultrasound to scan the kidneys
How to scan the abdominal aorta to assess for a potential AAA 2:11. July 26, 2017.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms occur most commonly in individuals between 65 and 75 years of age, and rarely cause symptoms.
A physician may feel a pulsating mass while examining a patient’s abdomen. However, one of the best ways to diagnose a AAA is through an abdominal ultrasound.
How to Use Clarius to Scan the Heart 3:47. June 23, 2017
In the latest in our series of ultrasound education videos, we look at how Clarius can be used to scan the heart.
By selecting the cardiac setting, the Clarius curvilinear scanner easily provides a virtual phased array for quick scans of the heart. In the video below Eddy looks at the subxiphoid view, the parasternal long and short, and the apical four chamber.
Chris Eddy demonstrates how to do a FAST Exam 2:41. December 21, 2016.