This is as bread & butter as it gets… Ultrasound is far better than x-ray when you want to find a pneumothorax. I use this most commonly in a hemodynamically UNSTABLE patient when time is the essence. 2 minute video here.
You might think that the clavicle would get in the way of using ultrasound guidance in subclavian central line placement, but it doesn’t… 2 minute video here.
Because the eye is filled with vitreous which is very black on ultrasound, looking for abnormalities like retinal detachment is very simple. 2 minute video here
The optic nerve sheath has been shown to correlate with intracranial pressure. Measuring it is pretty straightforward. 4 minute video here.
Using ultrasound for central line placement IS standard of care. 5minsono video here.
The primary question for renal POCUS is that of hydronephrosis. It’s presence strongly points towards renal colic as the diagnosis in the appropriate patient. 2 minute video here.