Lung ultrasound: COVID-19 cases

Medical Education video on performing and interpreting lung ultrasound in suspected SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) patients

When is a COVID case not a COVID case?
Case 1

70 year old lady presents following recent international travel. She describes lethargy, diarrhea, and a slight cough with mild shortness of breath.

Observations: HR 78; BP 134/78; RR 30; O2 sats 92% RA

Case 2

Male in his 30’s presents with headaches, fevers, cough and SOB.

Observations: HR 82; RR 24; O2 sats 94% RA; Temp 39oC

Further Reading


POCUS, eFAST and basic principles

An Emergency physician based in Perth, Western Australia. Professionally my passion lies in integrating advanced diagnostic and procedural ultrasound into clinical assessment and management of the undifferentiated patient. Sharing hard fought knowledge with innovative educational techniques to ensure knowledge translation and dissemination is my goal. Family, wild coastlines, native forests, and tinkering in the shed fills the rest of my contented time. | SonoCPDUltrasound library | Top 100 | @thesonocave |


  1. Brilliant. Thanks James. I am working in France and first line investigation in ED has been Ct chest which has proved very useful. Now with numbers falling and easier access to PCR we are now swabbing as first line investigation and only CT if symptoms for greater than 1 week. No-one in my ED seems to be using the USS for this, probably due to easy access to CT and hassle of cleaning the US machine!

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