Volume Status

 

 

Goals and Objectives

Part 1

  1. Evidence for Inferior vena cava (IVC) Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
  2. Estimating central venous pressure
    • Ultrasound set up
    • Find the IVC
    • Measure IVC
    • Categorize central venous pressure
  3. Pitfalls to IVC assessment

Part 2

  1. IVC ultrasound and volume status assessment
    • Central venous pressure
    • Effective arterial volume
    • Pulmonary edema
    • Leg edema
  2. Congestive Heart Failure
    • Diagnosis
    • Management
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Acute kidney injury
  5. Leg swelling

Part 3

  1. Evidence for jugular venous pressure (JVP) POCUS
  2. Measuring JVP
  3. Pitfalls to JVP Assessment

Part 4

  1. Recognize common inpatient volume status applications
    • Hyponatremia
    • Ascites
    • Leg Edema
    • Acute Kidney
  2. Develop a framework to incorporate POCUS

Part 5

  1. Diagnosis of shock
    • Initial triage
  2. Management of shock
    • Fluid responsiveness
    • Fluid tolerance

Additional Reading