Endocarditis

October 13, 2017

This week we're going to delve into the world of endocarditis, or as like to call them: Valve boogers.  This lecture was recorded live at our residency conference earlier in the month. 

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B-lines (new!)

September 20, 2017

It's been a hot minute since I've updated my b-lines vid.  Main thing here: remember that b-lines = increased density in the long.  Not necessarily always from CHF.

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Shoulder Dislocation

August 28, 2017

The longer that shoulder's out, the longer it'll take to get it back in.  Learn to diagnose shoulder dislocations in seconds in this weeks 5 Minute Sono.

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Cool Sono, Bro! The Smoker with Chest Pain

August 4, 2017

This week Ben Smith (@ultrasoundJelly) and I are going to go through one of the cases he had.  This case had some pretty gnarly ultrasounds to share.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

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Hip Exam

July 24, 2017

This week we're going to get...wait for it.... "hip" with the hip. 

Non-traumatic hip pain is a complaint that can be frustrating to diagnose.  Ultrasound is an easy and useful tool in your toolbox. 

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60/60 Sign for Acute PE

July 2, 2017

Right off the heels of dasSMACC, I got Ben Smith (@ultrasoundjelly) to give us a 5minsono on the 60/60 sign for PE.  This echocardiographic sign was found to have 94% specificity in patients with suspected PE (Reference)

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Volume Responsiveness: LVOT VTI

June 25, 2017

Figuring out if your patient will benefit from more IV fluid is paramount. The ultrasound assessment of volume responsiveness is a topic that is always full of controversy.  Here, I talk about one of the many techniques: LVOT VTI. 

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Is Compression Enough to Differentiate Artery from Vein?

June 9, 2017

When I'm eavesdropping on other peoples conversations at ultrasound courses, I often hear people talk about compressing the vessel you want to cannulate to make sure its a vein and not an artery (if you happen to be placing a peripheral IV).  Here's the thing: Peripheral arteries and veins can both be compressible.  

I suggest looking for pulsitility instead of compressibility when trying to differentiate between the two. Check out the podcast for more deets. 

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CVC tips with Haney!

June 3, 2017

This week, we're going to explore Haney Mallemat's top three central line placement tips and tricks.  This episode was shot during a phenomenal hike in the Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Who gets an US-guided IV?

May 11, 2017

Next on my US-guided IV series: Who gets an IV? (Spoiler alert, this procedure isn't for all patients). 

The patients who should be getting USGIVs should be the following:

  • At least 2 staff members have tried 3 times (total) to get IV using standard techniques.
  • You know they're a difficult stick and you have time
  • You're patient isn't coding (You should be placing the IO)
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