SESSION TITLE: Imaging
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Intensivists perform point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to differentiate causes of shock and respiratory failure with a high degree of accuracy. In patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), rapid and accurate assessment of the right ventricle is essential. We assessed the accuracy, quality and rapidity of pulmonary and critical care (PCCM) fellow-performed goal-directed echocardiography (GDE) by comparing their interpretation to PCCM attending interpretations and formal cardiology-reviewed trans-thoracic echocardiograms (TTE).