Infection prevention for point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in COVID-19

Clinical Bulletins

Critical Summary

  • Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the novel coronavirus SARSCoV-2. Associated clinical syndromes may include viral pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
  • Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a front-line triage and monitoring tool in the management of COVID-19 as it is portable, rapid to deploy, does not emit ionising radiation, and can provide actionable clinical data.
  • Users of POCUS need to consider the best way to disinfect probes used in facilities managing patients with COVID-19.