Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

The goal of this study is to assess the impact of perioperative point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment on patient-important outcomes (e.g. hospital length of stay, length of stay in recovery, mortality etc.) and perioperative patient management strategies, in patients undergoing non-elective non-cardiac surgeries.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Diagnostic Test - Scan

The preoperative point of care ultrasound includes a protocolized focused cardiac ultrasound, lung and pleural ultrasound and a gastric volume and content ultrasound assessment, all of which will be performed as an adjunct to the anesthesiologist's assessment. The result of this ultrasound examination will be disclosed to the anesthesiologist and patient care teams. Repeat ultrasounds may be done as the patient's clinical condition changes, or as requested by the anesthesiologist or patient care more on

Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Randomized Controlled Trial