1st trimester pregnancy ultrasound part 2: ectopic & other topics #FOAMED

Alright, so hopefully you didn’t have any worrisome pregnant patients come in between last week when we left you hanging until now.  If so, call them back after you watch this.  Hopefully this will clear things up and give you the info you need to deliver the care they deserve.
Before you hit play, though, we need to give you some quick conference updates.

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Yellowstone we still have spots for.  This is a 4-day course in Jackson Hole, WY.  Amazing place!  Ran in conjunction with The Airway course by Rich Levitan.

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Norway – Remember the course on a cruise ship under the northern lights?  Time is RUNNING OUT!  Registration deadline is 12/5…..if the spots last that long.

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Sweden – There are still some spots, but just a few.  This is the course in a Japanese Spa in Stockholm.  Yeah, you saw the pictures.  Insane.  It will be the time of your life.

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Pregnancy Ultrasound part 1. #foamed Back to back to basics….and Cabo update

You probably remember us starting a “back to the basics” series about 9 months ago.  We did pretty good for 5-6 episodes…..but then our attention span got the best of us and we started doing crazy advanced stuff again.  Sorry.

So, we wanted to get back to some basics and cover some super fundamental topics that we’ve never talked about here on the podcast.  One of those:  1st trimester pregnancy.  We have a trio of episodes coming at you, starting with the basics and then ending with some advanced, more controversial stuff.
Also, as you’ll see here in the episode, the Cabo Course, just got WAY better. We’re now going to be teaching hands on ultrasound and there will be hands on airway teaching with Levitan, Weingart, Sloas, and Rob Orman. It’s gonna be awesome.  Check it out at www.cabocme.com.
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Appendicitis ultrasound part 2 with @mud5hark & @chrismuhr

Appendicitis
In the last podcast we went over some literature and had a jolly ole time discussing appendicitis ultrasound in general.  Doesn’t do you much good, though, if you we don’t show you how, right?  So, let’s remedy that.
In this episode we’ll show you how we do it, and then we’ll get a true expert to demonstrate.  We’ve done a lot of these, but not nearly as many as Jesper Danielson.  We met Jesper at Sonosweden last year, and we were blown away by his bowel ultrasound skills.  So we’ve convinced him to share those skills with you.  You’re welcome.
Speaking of Sonosweden, remember, we’re all doing it (and by “it” we mean learning ultrasound in a Japanese Spa) again.  And if you want to join us in Norway right afterwards for a cruise up the Norwegian coastline under the Northern Lights to learn some advance ultrasound, we’ll be there as well.
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Appendicitis Remix: Part 1.  #foamed. Ultrasound in a spa & on a cruise!

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I’m sure you don’t remember, but our first episode ever was on ultrasound for appendicitis.  But that was a long time ago…..like 3 years.  So it’s time to revisit.  There’s new data, and there’s room for improvement.  In this episode we do something a little different than normal.  Instead of giving you a “great save” story, we’re gonna talk about how it can go wrong.  What we don’t want to do is scare you away from doing this exam.  However, it’s important to inject some humility occasionally, especially when we’re talking about an advanced scan.  This can be screwed up if you don’t know exactly how to perform it and exactly how to apply it clinically to your patient.
We’re also SUPER excited to tell you about Sonosweden and Sononorway.  Now last year, Sonosweden was sold out within about a week of talking about it on the podcast, so a lot of people missed out.  Don’t miss out this year.  It’s bigger and better, and if ultrasounding in a Japanese Spa while wearing a robe isn’t enough for you, we’re moving the whole party to a cruise ship in Norway after the Spa course ends this year.  Listen to the podcast for more info.
Lastly, we’ll be bringing you more of the exact “how to” part very soon.  Stay tuned.
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Lung Ultrasound Journal Club part 2 with @nobleultrasound, @aliteplo, @poppaspearls, and author Christian Laursen.  #foamed

We know it’s been an agonizing several days waiting for part 2, but the wait is over!  The conclusion to the longest journal club ever is here.  You thought we couldn’t drag it out any more didn’t you!
Yes, these are a bit longer than the normal 20 minute podcasts, but it’s worth it.  We’ve got some really smart people here, and we think you should hear what they have to say.
If you missed the first episode, STOP what you’re doing.  Check out Lung Ultrasound Journal Club Part 1 here.  And if you’re totally lost, we’re talking about this article:
Coming up next, we’re getting in the way back machine and going back to the first podcast we ever did, appendicitis.  A lot has changed in the 3+ years (wow, we’ve been doing this for 3+ years!) since we did that first podcast.  Plus, we’ve met lots of people much smarter than us to talk about and demonstrate how to do it.  So we’re taking advantage.  Chris Muhr, Jesper Danielson, and Martin Bergman, the Super Swedes from……..well, Sweden, will be joining us.  See you then!
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Lung US Journal Club Part 1 with @nobleultrasound and @aliteplo.  #foamed.  Lancet article discussed with first author, Christian Laursen. 

The title is a mouth full and when you read it it’s definitely a brain full.  This is an incredible study with some incredible results.  If you just read the abstract you see that the correct diagnosis is made 88% of the time within 4 hours with ultrasound used and only 63% without ultrasound.  BIG WIN!
However, when you read the paper, you notice some very head-scratching things.  There may be trends towards more diagnostic testing, more treatment, and possibly increased mortality and morbidity when ultrasound is used.  So a lot of people have talked about this and wondered if it was real.
Well, we wanted to dive even deeper and talk with the author of the paper.  Let’s dissect the paper and discuss what wasn’t in it.  What are we missing?
Luckily, Vicki Noble and Andrew Liteplo have helped us out.  Here is the fruit of our labor……actually the first part of the fruit of our labor.  We’ll harvest the rest of the fruit for you in just a few days.  Patience…..
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