POCUS Cases 7 – IVC POCUS for Volume Assessment
- To understand how IVC collapsibility can determine if a patient is likely or unlikely to respond to fluids and/or vasopressors
- To review the steps of IVC assessment on POCUS
- To incorporate the effect that endotracheal intubation and deep breathing has on the collapsibility of IVC in interpreting IVC
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.
Thanks Dr. Simard !
Yet another great POCUS lecture
Great points…. and at around 08:20 -08:25 it looks like that intrahepatic IVC is doing the talking!
Thank you for the very nice POCUS video, but shouldn’t we be looking for B-lines during our POCUS exam instead of still listening to the lungs? :)
excellent volume status pocus lecture. does the patient have to lie supine; does lying on their left side distort the IVC giving one a less accurate evaluation of volume status???