Gastric UltraSound

A Point-of-care tool for aspiration risk assessment
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Gastric Ultrasound

A Point-of-care tool for aspiration risk assessment

INDICATIONS

Any clinical situation where aspiration risk is uncertain. For example:

Lack of adherence to fasting instructions:

  • emergency/urgent procedure
  • “miscommunication”

Unreliable / unclear fasting history:

  • altered sensorium
  • language barrier
  • cognitive dysfunction

 

Potential delay in gastric emptying:

  • pregnancy/labour
  • diabetes
  • severe liver or kidney dysfunction
  • neuromuscular disorders

 

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