ASE Statement on Point-of-Care Ultrasound During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2020 Jun;33(6):670-673. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2020.04.017. Epub 2020 Apr 15.

Abstract

POCUS can assist in the evaluation of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 infection.A cardiopulmonary POCUS protocol is provided and implications discussed.A device-cleaning check-list is provided.

Keywords: COVID-19; Lung ultrasound; Point-of-care ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus*
  • Consensus*
  • Coronavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Disease Transmission, Infectious / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Pandemics
  • Pneumonia, Viral / epidemiology*
  • Point-of-Care Systems / standards*
  • Societies, Medical*
  • Ultrasonography / methods*
  • United States

Supplementary concepts

  • COVID-19
  • severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2