2. Exam Ultrasound Preparation

Machine Preparation

  • Transducer: Phased Array (or “cardiac probe”) can be used for the entirety of the exam.
    • Curvilinear can be used as well, however, the cardiac views may be difficult to obtain given the large footprint of the transducer.
  • Preset: FAST exam or Abdominal Exam.
  • Ultrasound Machine Placement: Place the machine on the patient’s right side. This makes it possible to scan with your right hand and manipulate ultrasound controls with your left hand.

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