Another awesome post from Dr. Scott Weingart’s EMCrit site:
In this post, Canadian Emergency Physician and Intensivist summarizes, with awesome clarity, the evaluation and treatment of fluid status in sepsis using bedside echo and clinical expertise.
But, if your not familiar with the use of point of care ultrasound in emergency decision making, be sure to first watch Integrated ultrasound approach to Fluid Responsiveness……Canadian Style. #FOAMED [This video has an awesome clear brief explanation of how to integrate IVC respiratory variation along with RV and LV functional assessment and lung ultrasound to get a sense of the slope of the Starling curve and so determine fluid responsiveness (11:00 to 24:30)] at Ultrasound Podcast. And then see Additional Resources below for links to critical care specialist Dr. Liz Turner’s four brief (30 minutes or less) ultrasound courses with detailed explanation and demonstration of the above bold text.
See The FATE Exam by Critical Care Specialist Liz Turner, MD.
Posted on September 18, 2013 by Tom Wade MD.
Dr. Liz Turner’s YouTube video, the FATE exam (Focused Assessment of Thoracic Echocardiography), discusses the views of this bedside ultrasound exam and gives examples of the use of FATE exam in critical care decision making. This video is simply outstanding.
See The RUSH Exam by Critical Care Specialist Liz Turner, MD.
Posted on September 19, 2013 by Tom Wade MD.
The above is Dr. Turner’s outstanding video on the RUSH protocol (Rapid Ultrasound In Shock). And after the video, there are more notes from Dr. Turner’s video. Be sure to watch all the way through as starting at 31:30, Dr. Turner presents three great case studies which brilliantly cover everything in the video–don’t miss it!
See Introduction to Pulmonary Ultrasound By Critical Care Specialist Liz Turner MD.
Posted on September 24, 2013 by Tom Wade MD.
Dr. Turner has produced two outstanding videos on the use of bedside ultrasound in the diagnosis of lung disease. In the above post we’ll watch Intro to Pulmonary Ultrasound and review some of the highlights in notes and pictures after the video.
See Advanced Pulmonary Ultrasound by Critical Care Specialist Dr. Liz Turner.
Posted on September 25, 2013 by Tom Wade MD.
In the above post we’ll watch Dr. Turner’s outstanding YouTube video Advanced Pulmonary Ultrasound and then review some of the highlights in notes following the video.
See the Category Ultrasound Imaging on this blog for almost forty posts on point of care ultrasound. Most of the posts are links to outstanding ultrasound teaching videos. The videos are a useful introduction to primary care ultrasound imaging.