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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Ultrasound for Endotracheal Intubation Confirmation

June 12, 2016

Greetings from Ireland! I just got into the airport in Dublin and am waiting for @ultrasoundjelly to land so we can go to our hotel for SMACCdub (The most amazing worldwide conference I've ever been to).  In the meantime, check out this podcast. 

Using ultrasound to confirm endotracheal tube (ETT) placement is generally met with a healthy dose of skepticism.  There's no denying that waveform capnography is the gold standard, but even the gold standard has its limitations.  Capnography requires pulmonary blood flow, may not work as well with exogenous epi, and needs a few bags of ventilation to pick anything up.  US doesn't need any of these things. This weeks video is just a bit longer than the normal 5 minutes, but its totally worth it. 
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