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Table 3 Abdominal and pelvic POCUS checklists for basic competency in image acquisition and anatomy identification

From: Development of a multisystem point of care ultrasound skills assessment checklist

Abdominal skills Pelvic skills
Selects curvilinear or phased-array probe Selects curvilinear or phased-array probe
Selects ABDOMINAL EXAM Selects ABDOMINAL EXAM
Correct Probe LOCATION Correct Probe LOCATION
Correct Probe ORIENTATION Correct Probe ORIENTATION
Probe CONTROL Probe CONTROL
Obtains quality right upper quadrant FAST VIEW
(Required structures = liver, kidney (including inferior pole of kidney), hepatorenal recess)
Obtains quality transverse BLADDER VIEW with either the prostate or uterus in view
(Required structures = bladder, prostate/uterus)
Points to DIAPHRAGM Points to BLADDER WALL
Points to LIVER Points to PROSTATE or UTERUS
Points to KIDNEY Points to URINE WITHIN THE BLADDER
Points to HEPATORENAL RECESS (Morison’s Pouch) Points to area to assess for PELVIC FREE FLUID
Points to RENAL PELVIS
Image DEPTH optimized appropriately Image DEPTH optimized appropriately
Image GAIN optimized appropriately Image GAIN optimized appropriately
Based on the overall performance of this learner through all the views obtained and identification of anatomic structures during this hands-on skills evaluation, do you consider this learner to have the minimum skills to be considered COMPETENT in image acquisition and anatomy identification to perform ABDOMINAL and PELVIC POCUS exams of patients?