MedCenter ID (abcd1)
How much experience did the ED sonographers have in POCUS?
> 150 scans
How long did it take to perform the scans in this study?
< 10 min
> 15 min
What views were used in the cardiac assessment part of the study protocol?
BApical 4 chamber & parasternal long axis (EPSS)
Minimum of three cardiac views (whichever of the standard 4 views were best quality)
Apical 4 chamber & subcostal
All four standard cardiac views were required
What technique was used to assess IVC?
B-mode maximum & minimum measurements, taken 1 cm from the diaphragm
B-mode maximum & minimum measurements, taken 2 cm from RA junction
M-mode collapsibility index, taken 2 cm from the RA junction (p 1297)
M-mode collapsibility index, taken 1 cm from the diaphragm
True or false: When comparing standard “ED diagnosis” vs the use of POCUS for diagnosis, no significant difference was found in terms of sensitivity/specificity for diagnosis of pericardial effusion.
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