POCUS Cases 7 – IVC POCUS for Volume Assessment

Learning Objectives

  1. To understand how IVC collapsibility can determine if a patient is likely or unlikely to respond to fluids and/or vasopressors
  2. To review the steps of IVC assessment on POCUS
  3. To incorporate the effect that endotracheal intubation and deep breathing has on the collapsibility of IVC in interpreting IVC

Key Reference

Corl KA, George NR, Romanoff J, et al. Inferior vena cava collapsibility detects fluid responsiveness among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients. J Crit Care. 2017;41:130-137.