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Table 1 Ultrasound Transducer Application Sites in the POCUS Protocol

From: When to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into the initial assessment of acutely ill patients: a pilot crossover study to compare 2 POCUS-assisted simulation protocols

POCUS Type by Application Site, No. Transducer Application Site
Thoracic, 6 Upper anterior chest
Lower anterior chest
Upper lateral chest
(3 application sites per hemithorax)
Cardiac, 1 or 3a Subcostal, including inferior vena cava
Abdomen, 3 Upper right flank
Upper left flank
Vasculature, 4a Inguinal veina
Popliteal veina
(2 application sites per lower extremity)
  1. Abbreviation: POCUS, point-of-care ultrasound
  2. aOptional based on clinical indication