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Does the Catheter Length Matter When Placing USG-IVs?

Ultrasound-guided IV’s… This often simple procedure has had probably the biggest impact in my practice and has greatly affected my patient care for the better.  I’ve found myself becoming more and more passionate about this the more I use it, and I want to tell … Read More

Cool Sono, Bro! Is it Actually Pacing?

This week, we look at a patient with severe bradycardia.  The monitor is showing pacing, but…is it, though?   If you want more cool sonos or if you need some guided hands-on AND would like to do it at Jackson … Read More

Cool Sono, Bro! The Wheel of Echo

  Ben Smith (@ultrasoundjelly) and I have been working on this phenomenal education tool, The Wheel of Echo! Check it out and let me know what you think.

The Full Hand Block

Many of you probably already perform isolated ulnar, median and radial nerve blocks.  But… what about all three of them at the same time? Here we talk about a case where we anesthetized the entire hand using 3 nerve blocks … Read More

The Case of the Radiolucent Gallstones

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 … Read More

Why we do what we do – Renal Ultrasound

Issues watching it? Download the episode here 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 … Read More

Quick dispo with bedside nerve blocks

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 … Read More

Linear probe in Early Pregnancy

Hey all, Due to the gap between posts as of late, I wanted to do a high-yield/short topic. I also have an extremely special guest, Matt Dawson! I’ve been increasingly using a trans-abdominal linear probe in early pregnancy, and have … Read More

The Sonographic Air Bronchogram

Air bronchograms are something that many of us, even if we don’t know ultrasound, have heard before. They refer to a consolidated lung that surrounds small airways.  This finding can easily be seen on ultrasound and is highly specific for … Read More

When is a Lung Point not a Lung Point?

I’ve been struggling with something recently.  When I first learned about the lung point, I was ecstatic! A finding that is 100% specific for a pneumothorax? Fantastic! Unfortunately, I think it’s too good to be true.  The two studies used … Read More