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POCUS Tip/Infographic of the Month

The Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ offers these tips and infographics to help provide an overview of key fundamentals in the proper use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).

12 Benefits of POCUS

These 12 benefits afforded by POCUS are dynamically reshaping the world of medicine, providing a safe, effective imaging modality with a rapidly expanding array of applications.

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Lung Ultrasound B-Lines

In this 1-minute video POCUS tip, learn about lung ultrasound and B-Lines.

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7 Ways to Learn POCUS

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) elevates our ability to provide even better care, and it is our responsibility to seek out the necessary training specific to game-changing technology such as this modality.

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Clinical Algorithm for DVT Assessment

In this 1-minute video POCUS tip, learn how to utilize a Clinical Algorithm for DVT Assessment.

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MSK Soft Tissue

This infographic shows that the soft tissue exam is used to differentiate local inflammation into 1 of 4 categories: cellulitis, abscess, lymph node, or necrotizing fasciitis.

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Venous Compression Test for DVT

In this 1-minute video POCUS tip, learn how to perform a Venous Compression Test for DVT.

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Ultrasound Guided Venous Access Longitudinal Approach

This infographic explains the longitudinal approach, the views, needle placement and more.

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Renal POCUS

This infographic explains how to look for evidence of Hydronephrosis

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Ultrasound Guided Venous Access Transverse Approach

This infographic explains the transverse approach, the views, needle placement and more.

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POCUS Lung Ultrasound

This infographic explains using artifacts to aid diagnosis when performing a ultrasound on the lungs.

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POCUS for Appendicitis

This infographic reviews how to use point of care ultrasound to scan for appendicitis.

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Transverse Aortic Measurements

This infographic discusses what to look for in aortic transverse, aorta longitudinal and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) measurements.

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IVC Examination

This infographic reviews how to determine the fluid status with an examination of the inferior vena cava (IVC).

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Abdominal Blunt Trauma

This infographic reviews how to use point of care ultrasound to evaluate abdominal blunt trauma.

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Rush Protocol

This infographic provides tips for how to use point-of-care ultrasound for shock and hypertension.

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DVT Assessment

This infographic reviews how to use point of care ultrasound for deep vein thrombosis assessment.

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Focused Cardiac Ultrasound

This infographic discusses how to perform a focused cardiac ultrasound in a point of care setting.

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Color Orientation and Scale: B.A.R.T.

This infographic reviews the color orientation and scale for ultrasound fundamentals.

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Lung Scans for COVID-19

This infographic reviews POCUS lung findings associated with COVID-19 infection.

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Daily Love Yourself Reminder

This infographic provides helpful tips and reminders for taking care of yourself.

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Mirror Image Artifact

A common artifact seen in clinical practice is a "mirror artifact" which is created below the reflector.

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Innovations in POCUS

This infographic reviews the history of POCUS.

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C.L.U.E Exam

This infographic illustrates the Cardiopulmonary Limited Ultrasound (C.L.U.E) Exam steps.

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