ABA Applied/OSCE POCUS 2024

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Does anyone know what exactly the ABA wants for POCUS? The outline is rather vague IMO.

Are there specific views they want for pleura and diaphragm? Or any will do?

Are we supposed to measure gastric volume, or just show the stomach?

Lung:
Pleura
Diaphragm
Artifacts (A-lines, B-lines)

Abdominal:
RUQ (assessment of free fluid)
LUQ (assessment of free fluid)
Pelvis (assessment of free fluid)
Gastric (assessment of volume & contents)

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Does anyone know what exactly the ABA wants for POCUS? The outline is rather vague IMO.

Are there specific views they want for pleura and diaphragm? Or any will do?

Are we supposed to measure gastric volume, or just show the stomach?

Lung:
Pleura
Diaphragm
Artifacts (A-lines, B-lines)

Abdominal:
RUQ (assessment of free fluid)
LUQ (assessment of free fluid)
Pelvis (assessment of free fluid)
Gastric (assessment of volume & contents)
When are you taking the exam and how is studying going. I’m in April
 

Scroll toward the bottom. Anything identified on those is fair game. You have 8 minutes for 3 images (1 vascular access, 1 nerve block, and 1 TTE/Lung/whatever else they are adding). You will know everything you will need to answer when you walk in the room because you have a few minutes to read over the entire prompt. For each one you will obtain an image, have them freeze the image, then answer 2 questions such as needle approach, identifying structures, where to deposit local, how to assess mitral regurgitation. It was actually the room that most of us finished early on.

Overall, I highly recommend doing the UBP for the OSCE. They’ve done a great job of replicating the real deal.
 
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