I have developed a way of fighting with no fixed positions…
Bruce Lee, Dragon
When you first start to scan you need a sequence – the views and loops you need to collect so that nothing is missed. Just acquiring the views and remembering the knobology is taxing enough. That’s what our ultrasound tutorials cover.
With practice, the scanning itself becomes easier. Rather than a fixed sequence, ultrasound becomes more goal directed – for example, “What do I need to assess for in pulmonary hypertension?”, or “How do I assess for volume responsiveness?”. These type of questions are covered by our situations and diseases section.
Cover image: US Navy-Ecuadorian medics examine a patient’s heart with an echocardiogram