Musings with Jon-Emile & Phil: IVC and Volume Status – #FOAMed, #FOAMcc, #FOAMus

So I had the pleasure of having Jon-Emile drop by my house today and meeting him in real life, and we decided to record a few of our discussions.  It was pretty much off the cuff, so do excuse our pauses and mostly my hmmms.   But I do think we covered some interesting topics, and trying to use his phenomenal mastery of physiological principles to explain some clinical scenarios and approaches.

In this first one, we discuss a pet topic we share, which is the IVC assessment.


Bottom Line?   I think we both agree that a physiological and integrative assessment of the IVC is key. The simple 3cm below the diaphragm two-point assessment extracted from the rest of the cardiopulmonary and abdominal physiopathology is insufficient and has unfortunately contributed to some of the perceived shortcomings of IVC ultrasound. Sorry, no simple recipe here.





2 thoughts on “Musings with Jon-Emile & Phil: IVC and Volume Status – #FOAMed, #FOAMcc, #FOAMus

  1. Thanks for inviting me over … i think it turned out great for just ‘winging-it’!

  2. […] Rola and Jon-Emile Kenny join heads to discuss inferior vena cava appearances and fluid status. As people do when they hang out. […]

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