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Finding Veins for Ultrasound-Guided IVs, Part 2

Two days ago I told you how I find arm veins for ultrasound-guided IV’s.  Today, I’ll walk you through what to do when you can’t find any arm veins (which honestly, is rare).  Then I summarize how to approach the … Read More

Finding Veins for Ultrasound-Guided IVs, Part 1

I recently had a question on the website asking how to find veins when its not super cut-and-dry. In part 1, I’ll talk to you about how to find veins in the arm. In part 2, I’ll talk about alternatives … Read More

How to Tape US-guided IV’s

Even if I work my fastest, it still takes me a few minutes to place my ultrasound-guided IV’s. Because of this, I would rather not have to place multiple IV’s when they pop out. I have a particular way of … Read More

Non-linear Probes for Lung Sliding??

Its is absolutely necessary to switch to the linear transducer when looking for lung sliding (i.e., PTX)? While the linear will definitely give you the best image, watch this video to see my thoughts on using the curvilinear and even … Read More

CSB: Female with Flank pain

This week I sit down with Peter Weimersheimer to talk about how ultrasound helped disposition a patient with flank pain. Check it out! Want more ultrasound goodness? Check out my other podcasts, ultrasoundpodcast.com and ultrasoundgel.org. If you’d like to come scan with us … Read More

Top POCUS Tips!

This week I’m trying a new format. In this video I’m going to share with you my top 6 tips for elevating your POCUS game: Make sure your depth is adequate Work on your gain Don’t be afraid of applying … Read More

Cool Sono, Bro! Persistent PNA with Peter Weimersheimer

This week I sit down with Peter Weimersheimer, my chainsaw, keto and ultrasound mentor from Vermont. He had a case where ultrasound drastically changed management. If you’d like to come scan with us in my new hometown of Lexington, Kentucky, … Read More

How to Learn

Recently, Mike Mallin and I did a series on one of my other podcasts (Ultrasound Podcast) on what we thought were best practices with producing and delivering a good lecture (Check it out here).  Then we got our mentors (Haney Mallemat, … Read More

Rib Fractures Self-Diagnosis with Bedside Ultrasound

This week I sit down with Jimmy Cunningham, a community emergency medicine physician from Southern California. He sustained an injury while grappling, and the x-ray was negative. Check out what the ultrasound showed! If you’d like to come scan with … Read More