By Cian McDermott on 07/08/19 06:00 AM
In October 2018, an all-star group met during the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine annual conference to talk about point-of-care ultrasound. The result was a convivial discussion of a few key papers and topics, packed with pearls and perspectives. In part 1 of 2, the group talks about the landmark original SHoC-ED trial and performing the erector spinae plane block for rib fractures.
By Michael Prats on 06/24/19 06:00 AM
It is great to see more and more research on ultrasound in cardiac arrest. Although many people are already using this, there is still much work to be done to tease out the details of how exactly POCUS should affect our decision making. Here is a nice study that looks to see if ultrasound is associated with increased resuscitation efforts or better survival outcomes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31205842
By Michael Prats, MD on 06/10/19 06:00 AM
They say seeing is believing...what about seeing a study about a machine that listens in order to see an organ that itself is used to see? Most scholars agree this too is believing. Of course, we are (in a convoluted way) referring to ocular ultrasound. Historically a great party trick, can this modality accurately diagnose visual problems in the emergency department? It's been done before, but it hasn't been done to this degree. Sit back, relax, and visualize the latest in ocular POCUS research. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30977855