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Having watched the Gastric Ultrasound talk, let’s review a few of those critical concepts, shall we?
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Nice job, you knocked that out. If you scored less than 80%, I’d strongly suggest that you circle back and watch the lecture again.
Which of the following does not increase morbidity as it relates to aspiration?Correct
You’re right, morbidity is associated with content (particulates or not?), pH and volume.Incorrect
Hmmm… not quite
Which portion of the stomach is ideally imaged when performing gastric ultrasound?Correct
Correct, the gastric antrum is what we’re looking for!Incorrect
The antrum is what we want to image. This is important, make sure it’s clear!
Which patient position is the most sensitive when assessing gastric contents?Correct
Yep, you’ve got it! The specificity in the supine position is good, but the sensitivity is not.Incorrect
Hmmm… let’s look at that again.
Which ultrasound probe should be used for gastric ultrasound in adults?Correct
Exactly. While a phased array probe can be used it’s not ideal. Linear probes may work in kids (< 40 kg). When we can, we'll use curvilinear probes in adults.Incorrect
While a phased array probe can be used it’s not ideal. Linear probes may work in kids (< 40 kg). When we can, we'll use curvilinear probes in adults.
In which of the following clinical scenarios is gastric ultrasound indicated?Correct
You got it, nice job! Gastric ultrasound is indicated in the setting of questionable NPO status, including possible delayed gastric emptying.Incorrect
Hm. Give this one another try. Gastric ultrasound is most useful with questionable NPO status, including possible delayed gastric emptying.
In which of the following patients may the value of gastric ultrasound be severely limited? (select all that apply)Correct
Take another look, this is clutch!