Radial Nerve Block

December 15, 2016

Every had that hard to numb, complex laceration of the back of the hand? Try a radial nerve block.  Easy, quick, and awesome for analgesia. 

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DVT Update 2016!

November 16, 2016

Hey all, I recently did a few DVT-related videos for the Ultrasound Leadership Academy, and realized that my last DVT video (which I made over a year ago) could use a bit of improvement.  Here's how I do my DVT scans now and how I would recommend y'all do them.  Enjoy! 

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Pericardial Tamponade

October 20, 2016

Last week we learned how to identify a pericardial effusion.  This week: We take it to the next level and use your magic ultrasound wand to decide when stick a needle in the percardium

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Pericardial Effusion

October 14, 2016

The identification of a pericardial effusion can be crucial in your evaluation of a patient with chest pain or dyspnea.  Learn how to cheat and look directly into the chest of your patient without having to rely on tests that are inaccurate or cause delays in treatment

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How I Scan the Lungs

September 29, 2016

The lungs are often viewed as an enigma to point-of-care sonographers, and I often get asked exactly what I do with my hands.  Check out the video to see exactly how I scan the lungs. 

Videography done by Ben Smith, MD (@ultrasoundjelly)

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Retinal Detachment vs Vitreous Detachment

September 18, 2016

Direct retinal visualization can be tough for the non-opthalmologist.  Use your ultrasound to differentiate between a retinal and vitreous detachment accurately and quickly at the bedside. 

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The Case of the Radiolucent Gallstone

August 17, 2016

This week I'm joined by Jess Mason of EMRAP HD and This Won't Hurt a Bit, two podcasts that if you haven't subscribed to yet, you must!

We talk about a case where the CT scan missed a veritable hacksack of gallstones within the RUQ.

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Why we do what we do - An Ultrasound case

August 6, 2016

This week we're going to talk about a case where I was able to quickly and safely disposition a patient home based solely on an ultrasound.... and a UA. 
If you like hanging out and you like ultrasound, come to Cabofest. Hang out with me, Mike Mallin, Matt Dawson, Haney Mallemat, Rob Rogers, Salim Rezaie and many more!

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Getting your patients out of the ED faster with nerve blocks

July 23, 2016

Have you ever had a busy emergency department? Have you ever had a patient with a fracture that you needed to sedate and you wish you didn't have to? Well, wish no further and do a nerve block.  This week we're going to talk about a case where bedside forearm nerve blocks were used to quickly disposition a patient home. Enjoy!

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Linear Probe in Early Pregnancy

July 16, 2016

Hey all,

Due to the gap between posts as of late, I wanted to do a high-yield/short topic.  I've been increasingly using a trans-abdominal linear probe in early pregnancy, and have been avoiding unneccessary trans-vaginal scans.  This is good for patient satisfaction and for increasing patient throughput.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

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