We’re #2!….We’re #2! Not quite an inspiring battle cry, but after 5 straight days as #1 medical book in the world on iTunes, Michael Schofield’s “January First” overtook “Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound” at the top today. However……we just found out it’s in 50 countries now instead of 34 (including NZ). So all you Kiwis, let your hilariously accented voices be heard! Put IBUS back on top before we get passed by some other random NY Times Bestseller. Shameful…….
So Apple has been wonderful and was able to get their normal 1 wk approval process done in a mere 2 months for us, and it’s finally here.
The important thing to remember about this book is that people much smarter than us (Matt & Mike) actually wrote most of the chapters.
So reading, watching, and listening to this book is much less painful than watching our podcasts or (heaven forbid) actually having to talk to us person. We’re super excited about how it turned out and think you’re really gonna love it! If you do, please give us a 5 star rating in the store and write a nice review. If you don’t, email us and we’ll make it better and give you an immediate refund. No questions asked……we aim to please.
This is an iTunes only release. You can find it here or search the iTunes store for “Bedside Ultrasound” in the books section.
In this interview by The Man, Mike Stone, Haney Mallemat gets asked the hard hitting questions that everyone wants to know but is too afraid to ask like: ”Tell us about yourself”, “How’d you get started in Critical Care Ultrasound”, and “What’s your opinion on….”. They don’t call him Mike “the stones” Stone for nothing. They discuss some even hotter topics such as Fluid Responsiveness and the future of Critical Care Ultrasound. More importantly, if you ever wanted a face to put with the prolific twitter feed @criticalcarenow, this is your chance. Follow him for more goodness, and while you’re at….follow us at @ultrasoundpod and follow Mike Stone at @bedsidesono. Enjoy!
We’ll be broadcasting live via google hangouts. To watch the course simply go to google hangouts and search for the “Ultrasound Guided IV course”.
It should also be live on the ultrasoundpodcast youtube channel, which is HERE.
It starts at 0800 EST and goes until 1100 EST.
If you want to “prepare” you should check out the great NEJM video that is <15 min done by the one and only Scott Joing and others. If we didn’t have so much respect for NEJM we would suggest that you just google “NEJM ultrasound guided IV” and hit video. However, we respect NEJM and think you should definitely buy it from them.
Had the pleasure of catching up with Preston Wendell last week and talking, among other things, about running an EUS program in a community hospital.
Don’t let his awesome mountain man look scare you away from listening: there’s lots of great advice here from a guy who’s been making the system work for him and his colleagues for the past several years.
Ever wanted to hear a room full of nerds talk about echocardiography in PE patients?
What if that roomful of nerds was actually a single nerd in single rooms all over the world?
Matt and Mike have listened to your wants and desires. We’ve brought together some of the greatest minds in Critical Care Ultrasound and are broadcasting a Google hangout on Tuesday October 2nd at 7pm EST.
Don’t forget to vote for ACEP ultrasound section chair! We have two great candidates this year: Mike Mallin, you may have heard of him, and Chris Raio. Either one would be a great leader for our section and both strongly believe that 47% of the ACEP ultrasound section are freeloaders who don’t pay taxes. Seriously, they’re both great guys who will move our specialty along well. Let your voice be heard….
The Godfather Speaks: Vivek Tayal on the past, present, and future of emergency ultrasound.
We’d like to write something clever or witty about this interview by Mike Stone of Vivek Tayal, but the title says it all. We recommend having a seat, having a drink, and having a listen. Vivek is the man, and when he speaks….you should listen.
The Ultrasound Podcast is giving one lucky listener an incredible opportunity. We’ve found some cool new software with which to transcribe our videos and make them that much more awesome. However, we thought, “We shouldn’t hog all the fun ourselves. We should give one of our listeners the opportunity to take on this exciting task!”
But wait…..it gets even better. We’re not charging you for this once in a lifetime experience/internship/indentured servitude. You get all the benefits of increasing your typing speed and ability to listen with none of the costs. So if you’re interested in this, then email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the Sonogames episodes we got letters from both Charlie Sheen and Brittany Spears telling us we were embarrassing ourselves, so we've gotten back to the basics. It doesn't get much more basic than straight up, gallbladder ultrasound.
Turns out that ED docs are as good as radiologists at gallbladder ultrasound! What, "That study was done way back in 2010 by Summer, Fox, and peeps, " you say? Well.....why the heck all the consternation regarding point-of-care GB ultrasound? You don't personally feel comfortable with it? Well, we're gonna fix that! September is The Month of the Bowels on The Ultrasound Podcast. We're gonna give you a basic GB podcast, then we're gonna come at you with a cool Small Bowel Obstruction talk. Get your bellies ready. And oh yeah….about the “sneak peak” thing. Don’t worry, we don’t make you wait long for it. Go ahead….click on the link.
…an interview with Dr. Teri Reynolds, a good friend of mine and let’s face it, a truly amazing person. She’s Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine, and currently the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director at Muhimbili National Hospital, the main public hospital in Tanzania. hear what she has to say about ultrasound education, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishing something truly special.
You may or may not have noticed that our twitter account was hacked and someone sent a direct message to all our followers with a corrupted link. DON’T click on it. Sorry for the trouble. We are now back on track and twitter is secure. On a more positive note, we just found out that a Nigerian prince needs our help and we stand to make millions by helping him. We’ve supplied him with our bank account number, SS#, and mother’s maiden name as these are what he needs to get out of trouble (yeah, we agree pretty strange, but you don’t ask questions when a Nigerian prince needs your help). So we may or may not being doing the podcast in the future depending on how the situation with the prince turns out. In the meantime, follow us on twitter, @ultrasoundpod for other breaking developments in this case……and ultrasound news/updates.
One-Minute Ultrasound App is now Free! We found out it was going to be much harder than expected to have both the free and paid versions of the app in the app store at the same time. And since our main goal is to get this in your hands ASAP, we’re switching the paid app to free. All we really ask is that you PLEASE give us a good rating and review. If something doesn’t work or needs improvement, email us and we’ll fix it. We know that at first release there can be some issues with bugs, so let us know and we’ll be all over it. We may or may not change it back to paid in the future, but for now, we’re just gonna make it free with an optional donate button in the app to try and cover costs that way. If you already bought it email us what you think it’s worth and we’ll either except your extra payment or issue you a refund to make up the difference. We think this is a very valuable app, but we don’t want to deter anyone from having and using it by attaching a price. So here it is. Take it as our gift to you!
p.s. – If you bought it last night and don’t think it’s worth what you paid for it, just email us and we’ll refund your money. We’ve already got stellar reviews, though! Check out the one from someone named ”Michael Mallin”. He seemed to really like it!
p.p.s – If you’ve attempted using this on your iPad, we realize it’s a little ugly. We’re currently working on a better interface to make the app more tablet friendly. So, hold tight, we’ll make it better.
One’s a cool, quick way to measure LVEF, and the other’s the answer to all your ultrasound hopes, dreams, and aspirations! The wait is over! So not long ago we got a suggestion from Scott Weingart:
”Maybe EPSS would be a cool episode.”
Well, our mothers both taught us that
“When The Scott says it…..it’s true”.
So we made it, and he was right. It is a pretty good episode if we do say ourselves. So if you want to learn how to quickly, accurately measure your patient’s ejection fraction then you’ve come to the right place. Sit back and let Mike and Matt get all up in your earbuds and educate you.
As for the App, it’s FINALLY done!
Just to be clear, we would never recommend making an app as it can be a real pain. But it’s here, and we think you’re gonna love it! We’re still working diligently to add more “episodes” to it, and we have plans to double the size of the current app, but it’s already got a TON of content. And as for the price: (SPOILER ALERT) it’s free!……but complicated. There’s going to be a paid and free version with basically the same content. Listen in to the very end of the episode to hear a more detailed explanation. It’s not free to make an app, but we think we’ve creatively figured out a way to get this sweet tool into your hands at no cost to you. Why not tell us now you say? Well we put it at the end because we think this EPSS episode is some pretty quality education and we didn’t want to detract from it with some app nonsense. I mean, come on, smartphones and ultrasound. Who has a smartphone and who uses ultrasound. Both probably fads……..
The premise is: We’ve all been to a course or two now, right? You’ve seen a lecture on how to do these things. But right before you go in a room to do it, wouldn’t it be nice to see it demonstrated one more time. I mean not many of us have an “ultrasound director” with us scanning every shift.
The goal is: to teleport ourselves to the bedside with you via your smartphone. We’ve taken the ultrasound procedures and tried to cram a demo of each one with simultaneous video of hand placement, normal images, and pathology all into one minute each. It’s something you can take a look at right before going into a patient’s room, or I’ve been using it to teach med students or residents. It’s great to show them quickly how to do it right before scanning something for the first time.
It can take care of the “see one” part of “see one, do one, teach one” and really speed up education as it’s even got pathology pics, which you usually don’t get with your first “see one“.
Roar! March is coming in like a lion. A lion that needs a femoral nerve block. How can you do it easily? Ultrasound of course! Watch this latest episode and be one of the cool kids. Knock that femoral nerve block out like a pro. Every time.
So you want to know if you’re patient’s going to be fluid responsive but you don’t have the fancy machine that Drs. Weingart and Marik recently talked about on EmCrit.
So what should you do? You could stand at the bedside and wait for your hospital to purchase said device, but that may not be the best for you patient. Instead, pull out ‘ol reliable, your ultrasound machine. We’re gonna teach you how to predict fluid responsiveness with just your hands and the probe (and we’re not talking about just measuring the IVC….we know you know that).
As a bonus, you’re going to learn how to measure Cardiac Output with just the ultrasound machine, and we’ll give you a demo…then you can learn EVEN MORE with Fluid Responsiveness Part II
February is Fluid Responsiveness Month on The Ultrasound Podcast and we’ve got a little preview for you here.
This is actually snippets from a conversation we had with Scott Weingart several months ago talking about several things including fluid responsiveness, cardiac output, testicles, PE, and more. Enjoy!!
The one and only Rob Orman on the podcast talking about Peritonsillar abscess.
If you’ve never heard of him get your head out of wherever it is and go listen to some more of him on ERCAST. Warning: You may see people doing things with probes that will make you lose all respect for them as human beings.
Some of you may have heard an EMRAP recently (not really recently – maybe 6 months ago) with Rob Orman talking to an ENT doc, Dr. Shiley, about peritonsillar abscess. However, there was NO mention in the podcast of ultrasound, which is a huge part of our workup and treatment. So Mike and I have great respect for Dr. Orman. So much respect that we thought we would lambast him publicly for this OUTRAGE! Actually, he doesn’t have the right probe in his ED to do what we normally do for PTAs, and that’s why he doesn’t do it, but he’s a good enough sport that he agreed to let us “make an example” of him and teach you this skill. So here’s a quick preview of the upcoming podcast.
if you’re not listening to Scott Weingart and the EMcrit podcast then….well….I don’t know what to say to you. Stop doing what you’re doing, download every episode, memorize them all, and then come back here. Please don’t waste your time listening to us if you haven’t soaked in the brilliance of the EM/Critical care god that is Scott Weingart. After you’ve done that, then I’m pretty sure you’ll be jonesing for some more Scottness, and we’ve got your fix. Here he is giving his opinion about our recent cric podcast. And like always it’s a pretty opinionated opinion. So take a listen and learn……isn’t his voice sexy?
(Edit: If you have had any issues with this episode playing, it should be resolved now.)