Tag: ultrasound

JC: Finger on the Pulse?

If you’re an avid follower of FOAM, you’ll have seen many assertions that manual pulse checks by healthcare providers during cardiac arrest are pretty unreliable at best. The most commonly advocated alternatives are EtCO2 increase

POCUS for COVID19 – Sounding out a Virus

Written by Anna Colclough, Nick Mani, Rachel Liu & Cian McDermott  Edited by Cian McDermott @cianmcdermott We had a super interactive RCEM Clinical Leaders Point-of-Care Ultrasound Zoom call on Thursday April 23 2020. This session

Combatting COVID19 – Is Lung Ultrasound an Option?

Written by Dr Cian McDermott, Emergency Physician & Director of Emergency Ultrasound Education, Mater University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland | @cianmcdermott Reviewed by Dr Rachel Liu, Emergency Physician & Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education, Yale School

USS guided IVs

JC: Long lines for USS guided peripheral IVs. St Emlyn's

The placing of peripheral IVs is arguably the most common procedure that we do in the ED. However, although common, it’s not always easy and on those occasions when it’s difficult and needed quickly, it

JC: Pseudo PEA in the ED. St Emlyn's

I don’t know if this has ever happened to you but when I was still a registrar, often I’d be in the midst of a resuscitation or major trauma case someone much cleverer than me

Probe – A Celebration of #FOAMus at #smaccDUB

Ed – here at St.Emlyn’s is a we want you to be a the best clinician you can be and that’s why we discuss a range of subjects around EM, evidence, tacit knowedlge and meta-cognition.We’re

Robocop gets the NICE 2016 major trauma treatment. St.Emlyn’s

Today, to much excitement, we saw the release of the NICE major trauma guidance.  Nat did an excellent review of the draft guidance, which you can read here.  We now have the full guideline which

JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual

JC: POCUS for the breathless patient. St.Emlyn’s

This might be the paper (or perhaps the first of many papers) that I’ve been waiting for. Like many colleagues in the #FOAMed world I’m a big fan of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in

On a FAST track to nowhere at St.Emlyn’s

This week a little attempt at #dogmalysis for USS education in the UK. I want this to make you think about the links between what we teach and learn vs patient outcomes. In an ideal


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