WAMAMI! Wall Motion Abnormalities in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Is RWMA a new region of POCUS?

By Michael Prats on 08/05/19 06:00 AM

Theoretically, regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) would be really useful in the acute care setting. In the patient with concern for cardiac ischemia, this finding might help push to definitive management. The problem is that this is a nuanced exam - it takes some experience and practice. It hasn't been studied much in the point-of-care world. So can emergency physicians with relatively little training do this accurately? Find out in this next adventure into the world of point-of-care echocardiography! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30987914

CASA and POCUS in Cardiac Arrest

Part 2 from IAEM 2018

By Cian McDermott on 07/22/19 06:00 AM

In part 2 (and the finale) of the series from the IAEM conference, the discussion heats up even more! The same star-studded international band of wisdom and wizardry tackles POCUS in cardiac arrest. They discuss the CASA exam and other pointers for using POCUS in the pulseless patient. A must listen!

SHoC-ED & the Erector Spinae Block

Part 1 from IAEM 2018

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.

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The latest study from the SHoC-ED Group is out! Does POCUS Change ED Care to Hypotensive Patients?. Great read with interesting findings!

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