It’s time to practice what you learned last time. We’re gonna run you through some pericardial tamponade cases and test you. Will you make the right decision? Will your patient live…or die? Let’s use the the greatest simulator in the world, your brain, to prepare you for when this actually happens.
Also, there’s a new ebook out about Trauma Ultrasound that we think you should check out. It’s free, and we reviewed it on this episode. Click play to hear out completely unbiased opinion……
As some of you have noticed, there was a One Minute Ultrasound App update that came out yesterday for iOS devices. Make sure you grab it.
As always, come practice it with us live at:
p.s. – Yes, Sonocloud.org has been acting up. We’re working on it….chill out.
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Turns out that pericardial tamponade is bad. Your patient dies if you don’t diagnose and treat it. The problem is, this is something you don’t do very often, right? So you HAVE to know this cold! Study it, learn it, imagine doing it, and then be ready when it happens.
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You liked Carotid VTI for volume responsiveness? Well, then you’re going to love this.
This is another concept that is being studied right now…….not proven yet. But it’s awesome!! All the ease of finding the carotid, without all the fuss over angle of insonation.
We’ve got Vicki Noble, the lung queen, and Dave Mckenzie, recent graduate of the ultrasound fellowship at Mass General talking about this technique.
Also, as you read above, we have a new segment we’ll occasionally run, especially when it’s a new or controversial topic. We’ll get The Man, Chris Fox, to give us his thoughts and find out exactly “What does the Fox say”.
Somehow we got invited to teach at smaccGOLD this year….. must have been some sort of mistake. Regardless, we’re taking the opportunity to hop a puddle jumper down under and ultrasound some joeys and wallabies. If you’re worth your weight in Fosters you take yourself over to the their website
and register. And if you’re coming, make sure you submit your abstract by Nov 22nd.
As always, come practice it with us live at:
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So you love the concept of the passive leg raise, but getting that darn LVOT VTI is really tough, right?
Well, what if you could just perform a carotid doppler instead? Much easier window! Our friends at the University of Arizona have been studying this, and there’s already been some stuff published on this
This isn’t the end of carotid doppler for volume responsiveness, though. There’s another technique being currently studied at Mass General, and we’ll bring that to you very soon. Similar…..but different. Coming soon.
Oh yeah, also, Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volume 1
and Volume 2
can be viewed on your computer now through iTunes! With the newest Mac OS, Maverick, you can download ibooks to your computer. So don’t forget to do that, and don’t forget to apply for our FOAMED scholarship
Come learn with us:
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Yes, we’re still in the summer of the resuscitationist, and yes, IV placement is a pretty basic skill. We’ll be bringing you one last fluid responsiveness podcast extremely soon (hint – it’s about carotid flow). But you can’t resuscitate your patient without access. And it’s been one year since our free ultrasound guided IV course and we wanted to follow up with you.
We never really released a straight PIV podcast, so we wanted to do that. We wanted to give you something you could give to your nurses or providers to teach them. This is something you can use to flip the classroom. Have your providers watch it, then come together to practice and learn hands on. This is a crucial skill, and it’s simply good care.
You can download the file HERE
without the intro or anything else. Feel free to give this to anyone and use it however you see fit.
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Remember the funny talking French Canadians who brought you EGLS recently?
Well, they’re back.
They think we’ve been a bit narrow in our discussion of the IVC for fluid responsiveness. They think we could get a little more sophisticated with our sound waves than looking at the IVC in isolation……and we think they’re right.
Fair warning: The first several minutes of this talk are physiology heavy, but it’s great stuff and totally worth it if you can make yourself focus on the details. It matters!!
And just so you know, we met them in person at the World Congress of Ultrasound in Medical Education last week and they were great guys! Of course, we didn’t understand a word they said, but we nodded our heads and smiled for hours as we talked to them.
See you at the Castle!
Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volume 2 (available very soon)
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