US-guided CPR Part 2. TEE & US=New pulse check. Also, Resus Leadership Academy with @emcrit & @CriticalCareNow

Ok, now let’s finish it off.  We’re about to get a little more controversial that the last post.  But seriously, what do you trust more, your finger or the echo probe in an arrest.  It’s time we just admit how badly we suck at palpation for pulse and use a better tool if we have it.  Of course, as soon as your finger gets better than all the evidence would suggest it is, then fine, trust it. Until then, watch this.
If you really want to get nuts and deliver seriously next level care, at least consider the TEE stuff we’re gonna throw at you in the last part of this podcast.
Also, at the very beginning we’re gonna tell you about a new project we’ve created with Scott Weingart and Haney Mallemat.  If you’re interested, sign up at  It’s gonna be incredible.
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Ultrasound guided CPR Part 1.  How we’re doing it wrong.  #foamed

So listen up people!  You’re doing cardiac arrest resuscitation all wrong!  What’s wrong with you?!?!  Ok, that’s a little harsh.  We’re not really saying that at all.  We just think, based on recent evidence and new technology, that it could be done a little better and we’re gonna explain what we mean.  Accept our humble apologies for the rude beginning.

Also, BIG change to  You all were rather adamant, and you’re getting your way.  The course is being moved from the boat to an incredible location in Oslo.  Go to for more information.  There are a few spots left, but this is what people asked for, so those spots will be gone super quick.
We’ll have part 2 of this ultrasound guided resuscitation podcast up for you in no time.  Check back soon!
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Quit Mainstemming kids 30% of the time!  #foamed Airway Ultrasound with @pempocus.

We know you’re awesome and you never mainstem intubate children or adults.  Of course, the literature says even the best peds EM trained docs mainstem about 30% of the time, but you’re best of the best.  However, if others are doing this, you should at least watch this so you can “help them”……right?
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Endomyometrial Thickness Measurement for Interstitial Ectopic Pregnancy with @ultrasoundREL.  #FOAMED

Wow, that is a mouth full.  Luckily, we have Resa Lewiss, the current chair of the ACEP ultrasound section, to go over this with us.  It came to our attention based on an article that Resa was the lead author on, and to be honest we didn’t know what to do with it.  So we decided we better figure that out.

Also, at the very bottom of this are some show notes for you that you can refer to while listening or afterwards…..whatever floats your boat (does anyone know what that means?).


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Discussed on this podcast:

Dr Resa Lewiss tells us about interstitial ectopics and how to measure the myometrial mantle to help diagnose this rare disease.

Interstitial ectopics – higher risk for morbidity and mortality but rare.

Risk of interstitial ectopic in 2-4% of all ectopics.

Risk of ectopics 2% of all pregnancies, but  6-16%% of all 1st trimester pregnancies presenting to the emergency department.

Thus risk of interstitial ectopic ~2-3/500 1st trimester pregnancy patients (ish) no prospective studies – so who knows!

<5mm myometrial mantle – call somebody
5-8mm grey area – maybe call somebody – patient specific
>8mm – no worries playa

J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Jul;33(7):1143-6.
Obstet Gynecol Surv. 2013 Aug;68(8):571-8

1st trimester pregnancy ultrasound part 2: ectopic & other topics #FOAMED

Alright, so hopefully you didn’t have any worrisome pregnant patients come in between last week when we left you hanging until now.  If so, call them back after you watch this.  Hopefully this will clear things up and give you the info you need to deliver the care they deserve.
Before you hit play, though, we need to give you some quick conference updates.

Castlefest is SOLD OUT.

You can sign up for the waiting list on the website.

Yellowstone we still have spots for.  This is a 4-day course in Jackson Hole, WY.  Amazing place!  Ran in conjunction with The Airway course by Rich Levitan.

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Norway – Remember the course on a cruise ship under the northern lights?  Time is RUNNING OUT!  Registration deadline is 12/5…..if the spots last that long.

Register now.

Sweden – There are still some spots, but just a few.  This is the course in a Japanese Spa in Stockholm.  Yeah, you saw the pictures.  Insane.  It will be the time of your life.

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