Identify lung pathology in COVID-19 patients earlier than CXR. Use sterile plastic sheaths to prevent contamination of the portable ultrasound machine.
Lung ultrasound can identify very early lung pathology and may allow for early detection of respiratory complications in COVID-19 patients. These patients may benefit from early interventions or novel therapies. We describe how to perform and interpret lung ultrasound. We illustrate how to insert an entire ultrasound machine into a sterile plastic sheath for barrier protection which will avoid the need for high level decontamination between uses.
All medical, nursing and paramedical staff involved in assessing the lungs as part of clinical care.
- Learn how to use an ultrasound machine completely encased in a plastic sheath
- Learn how to perform lung ultrasound
- Learn specific lung ultrasound findings in COVID-19