“Pulmonary Ultrasound [The Blue Protocol]” By Dr. Greg Stoner From MetroHealth Emergency Ultrasound With An Additional Link On How To Perform Ultrasound Lung Scan

First, be sure and review (and re-review) the excellent YouTube video, Ultrasound Lung Scanning Tutorial with Dr. Shane Arishenkoff – Clarius from Clarius Ultrasound. Only then, proceed to review the resources in today’s post.

In this post, I link to and embed MetroHealth Emergency Ultrasound‘s outstanding YouTube video by Dr. Greg Stoner, Pulmonary Ultrasound [The Blue Proocol], 27:03, May 25, 2022.

Although I will be placing slides from Dr. Stoner’s video tutorial in this post, I do this only to enhance my learning and to enable me to rapidly review the subject matter. [This blog is my study notes.]

I recommend that all readers use Dr. Stoner’s YouTube video to watch the video. By following his lecture on YouTube, you can follow the excellent YouTube (usually very accurate) autogenerated transcript.

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From the start of the lecture.







14:10-16:12 Below: Read the YouTube transcript.

16:14 You are going to do a longitudinal scan.

17:52 Below: Read the YouTube transcript from 17:47 to 18:14.

In summary for Case 1, following the BLUE protocol and your clinical information, you concluude that the patient’s seveere respiratory distress is caused by a pneumothorax. You treat it by providing good local anesthesia with a serratus anterior block* and place a chest tube.

*Please see

18:38 So, in this patient we see again no lung sliding motion [the barcode sign]. In this case, we see. . .
18:56: . . . in this case we see B lines [the B’-profile] with no lung sliding and so this indicates pneumonia.

20:32 Case 3





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