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Table 5 Average naïve mentee scores for selected lung ultrasound protocol performance feasibility and difficulty

From: Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health

Lung ultrasound protocol

Anatomic locations


Average self-rated naïve user score

EFAST examination


108/108 (100%)

4.67 (Very Easy)

BLUE examination


216/216 (100%)

4.56 (Very Easy)

Soldati COVID Examination

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9,10,11,12,15, 16

324/378 (85.7%)

4.07 (Easy)

ICC-LUS Examination


216/216 (100%)

4.56 (Very Easy)

Lower Lung Fields


160/162 (98.8%)

4.37 (Easy—Very Easy)

  1. EFAST Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma [23], BLUE Bedside Lung Ultrasound Assessment[44], Soldati COVID examination Proposal for International Standardization of the Use of Lung Ultrasound for Patients With COVID-19[22], ICC-LUS Examination International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound[26]. Mean Self-Reported Score was recorded as a 5-point Likert scale from 1 Hard to 5 Easy (1—Very Hard, 2—Hard, 3—Neutral, 4—Easy, 5—Very Easy)