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This NEW book is meant to be a reference for both the new and experienced point of care sonographer; to be a pocket guide to carry with you during your shift. We have included our best tips, tricks and any additional information that we have found helpful along our own journey towards point of care ultrasound nirvana. Throughout this book you will find helpful measurements... Read More | Comment
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With the integration of bedside echocardiography into cardiac arrest, we now have a real-time tool to help us glean some of this critical missing information, as well as offer procedural guidance and prognostic data. However, it can be tough to quickly and accurately utilize POCUS in the stress-filled environment surrounding cardiac arrest. For instance, it can take time to acquire images and interpret them, which... Read More | Comment
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So here is Part 1 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to keep in your pocket? All reviews are clearly done by myself, unless... Read More | Comment
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Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a widely used tool in emergency and critical care settings, useful in the decision-making process as well as in interventional guidance. Following some rules in technique and interpretation, and always integrating POCUS findings into the broader clinical context, most POCUS misdiagnosis can be avoided, and thus patients’ safety can be enhanced. Being aware of a list of common pitfalls may help... Read More | Comment
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The way we communicate and learn has been revolutionized by technology. Almost all of us carry a smartphone these days, so we are never more than a phone call, message or text away from family, friends and colleagues. This blog is the first of three from the authors examining how social media (SoMe) transgresses the usual borders and may, in the future, play an important... Read More | Comment
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I think most people in our field have had some or all of these thoughts. I feel guilty thinking them and certainly have a hard time verbalizing to other team members. Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has swept the medical world over the last few years, particularly in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. It is even now being incorporated into Internal Medicine residencies and will... Read More | Comment
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There is a kind of self-fulfilling prognostic pessimism when it comes to Intracerebral Hemorrhage. And this pessimism sometimes leads to less than optimal care in patients who otherwise might have had a reasonably good outcome if they were managed aggressively. Despite the poor prognosis of these patients overall, there is some evidence to suggest that early aggressive medical management may improve outcomes. As such, the... Read More | Comment
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Focused echocardiography, advanced hemodynamic, and cardiopulmonary point-of-care ultrasound studies provide time-sensitive evaluation of critically ill patients, guiding and facilitating earlier implementation of life-preserving treatment and supportive therapies. Critically ill patients presenting to the ED represent the most time-sensitive patient encounter for the emergency physician (EP), as delays in restoring physiological homeostasis increase the risks of organ dysfunction and death. Read More | Comment
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Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) can augment physical examination and procedural efficacy but requires appropriate education and program setup. As POCUS continues to spread, internal medicine physicians need to clarify how they intend to use this technology. Equipment is now increasingly accessible, but programs need to determine how to allocate time and resources to training, clinical use, and quality assurance. Programs that develop robust implementation processes that... Read More | Comment
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Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is now a tool used worldwide, integrating clinical assessment of the critically ill. In this review, we focus on lung, diaphragm and cardiac ultrasound in the management of the mechanically ventilated patient. Ultrasound provides useful information to assess and monitor lung aeration, to set mechanical ventilation and to early identify respiratory complications, such as pneumothorax, pneumonia and pleural effusion. Read More | Comment
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The science of trauma resuscitation has undergone a fairly massive evolution in the past decade. This talk was our attempt to summarize the best-of-the-best in trauma literature from the past several years, and package it into a series of clinically useful recommendations (i.e., our evidence-based opinions). This talk was live peer reviewed by trauma surgery deity Karim Brohi, who gave us a thumb’s up (although... Read More | Comment