Back to the basics

We're pretty proud of the super hard work we've put into making the Ultrasound Leadership Academy an educational experience that you'll have to see for yourself to believe.  Where else will you get your own ultrasound machine, a simulator, an iPad loaded with content, mobile content delivered and consumed at your own pace, and weekly meetings with the worlds greatest [...]

Ultrasound Podcast wishes you a Merry Christmas

It's the end of the year and we just wanted to say thank you for listening and share a couple quick stories with you that we received by email about ultrasound and #foamed making a real difference in people's lives. We also wanted to give you a Christmas gift from us. So we're making the [...]


Yeah, yeah, yeah, you know how to do the EFAST scan.  We know you know.  This is not that.  This is some next level stuff.  This is a large set of skills that may help you in certain circumstances.  This is not a new protocol, not a replacement for the EFAST, just more mad skillz. [...]


Pericardial Tamponade Part 2: Cases #foamed

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 [...]

Pericardial Tamponade

Pericardial Tamponade. Learn this. Know this. #FOAMED

 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. Come learn at the Castle [...]


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 [...]

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. So here it is:  How to and discussion.  Also a quick announcement about a trip to Sweden we'll be taking soon. This isn't [...]

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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 [...]


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 [...]

Wow, that’s a packed headline.  Let’s break it down: 1.     The one, the only, Scott Weingart from tells us why IVC ultrasound is useful and why you should never trust Mike Stone (hint….it has to do with kittens). 2.     We mentioned a couple of days ago that we were creating a #FOAMED [...]