Special Edition: Critical Care POCUS Articles in Dublin, Ireland

special edition part 2 byte

Whats going on?!

Well, here's what happened. A bunch of cool people were teaching POCUS at a sweet conference (Dublin VTE). Then we decided to record a podcast on some hand-picked articles relating to critical care. The conversation turned out to be kind of long so it is broken down into several more-digestible parts. This is part 2 of 3.


Here are some of the articles discussed:

Emergency physician performed tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion in the evaluation of suspected pulmonary embolism American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2017 → US GEL Post on this article

The pig study - Detection of Pulmonary Embolism During Cardiac Arrest-Ultrasonographic Findings Should Be Interpreted With Caution Critical Care Medicine 2017


The Cast

You should definitely check out the rest of these superstars who are involved in various other excellent endeavors:

Andy Neill @AndyNeill Emergency Medicine Ireland POCUS Ireland

Rachel Liu @RubbleEM @Yale_EUS Yale Ultrasound

Chris Muhr @ChrisMuhr SonoSweden

Catherine Nix @NixLimerick

Cian McDermott @CianMcDermott

Ashley Miller ICM Teaching


Thanks to Andy Neill for editing the audio. You can find the audio from this podcast and way more at RCEM Learning Podcast.


Published on 05/12/18 06:00 AM
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By robert kilgo on 03/13/18 04:51 AM
I dig this stuff, but c'mon...oink, oink...we need some non animal farm outcome data. great start i guess,,,but in a 30 y/o with pulm embolus and arriving dead i think i will go with the right ventricle dilated...equates enough with PE that I will (hedge) consider and implement thrombolysis in the pt
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By Mike Prats on 03/14/18 06:39 AM
Haha. Thanks for the comment Robert. I completely agree with you. Currently, that seems to be the safest option. The pig study is interesting because it introduces the idea that maybe RV dilation in arrest isn’t at all specific. This is believable from a physiologic standpoint so maybe it’s something we should look into. Clearly, we will need some human data - and some is in the works!