POCUS Cases 7 IVC for Volume Assessment2018-12-18T13:03:42+00:00

Project Description

POCUS Cases 5 – 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.


  1. Afsheen December 18, 2018 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Thanks Dr. Simard !
    Yet another great POCUS lecture

  2. Dan December 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Great points…. and at around 08:20 -08:25 it looks like that intrahepatic IVC is doing the talking!

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