Ultrasound

#FOAMed of the Week: POCUS for distal radius fractures via WesternSono

Lovely vodcast from WesternSono introducing you to distal radius reduction review using Point Of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and also using POCUS in haematoma blocks. A great way to develop my skills in US which could be transferable into other areas eg sternal US.

In the future I imagine telling the medical students anecdotes about how we used to irradiate patients to see if the fracture was back to normal while pulling my portable US out of my pocket........ *drifts off into day-dream*

Co-amoxi-fruse-nitrate? With slow IV fluids? Add a Lung Ultrasound string to your diagnostic bow....

Patients presenting with undifferentiated shortness of breath is a common diagnostic conundrum in the ED. Increasingly patients have multiple chronic respiratory conditions to further muddy the murky waters. 

Lung Ultrasound isn't a magic bullet but it is another string to our diagnostic bow. Here's some great #FOAMed resources to get yourself LearnED in Lung Ultrasound. 

First the Skeptic's Guide to Emergency Medicine (thesgem.com) reviews a very recent paper on whether doctors can use B-lines to diagnose pulmonary oedema in the ED after a thirty minute training session.

visit thesgem.com or subscribe to the podcast to keep up to date and also improve your critical appraisal skills.

Next, from ultrasoundpodcast.com heres some excellemt tutorials to get your skills up to speed. 

Finally EMcurious.com have an Ultrasound leadership academy blog series which has a great lung ultrasound introduction: 

www.emcurious.com/blog-1/2014/11/13/ultrasound-leadership-academy-lung-ultrasound

 

Enjoy! Viva la FOAMed!

EM Ultrasound - The RUSH Exam - Via Ultrasoundpodcast.com

    Ultrasoundpodcast.com is an amazing resource for all things EM Ultrasound. Produced by #FOAMed advocates: Mike Mallin (University of Utah), Matt Dawson (University of Kentucky), and Mike Stone (Boston).     Check the website and subscribe to the podcast.     They have also produced the ebook 'Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vols 1&2' available FOR FREE on itunes and Inkling.com. 

 

Ultrasoundpodcast.com is an amazing resource for all things EM Ultrasound. Produced by #FOAMed advocates: Mike Mallin (University of Utah), Matt Dawson (University of Kentucky), and Mike Stone (Boston). 

Check the website and subscribe to the podcast. 

They have also produced the ebook 'Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Vols 1&2' available FOR FREE on itunes and Inkling.com. 

Enjoy this vodcast of Scott Weingart Teaching the RUSH exam at their Castlefest 2014 Ultrasound conference. (Parts 1&2)

RUSH stands for Rapid Ultrasound in Shock and Hypotension.  It introduces you to the potential benefits of ultrasound in sick medical patients.