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 [...]

#FOAMED Innovation Scholarship! Apply now!

We're creating a #FOAMED Innovation Scholarship to facilitate and help you out if you're idea rich, but $$ strapped.  This is really designed for all the brilliant and creative med students and resource limited providers out there.  We know that 99% of the time a great #FOAMED project really just requires sweat equity and the [...]

 If you were at the castle last year for Castlefest you may or may not have recovered from this breathtaking debate. First off, who knew Weingart was a biter?!?!  I certainly never would have guessed Mike Stone was that accurate with throwing stars! Anyway, it was epic.  The most impressive thing, though, was the way [...]

Weingart Most Interesting

We only made it through the H in HIMAP, but that was by design.  You get SOOO much information from the heart part of the RUSH that is deserves its own podcast. The rest of the great RUSH talk that Dr. Weingart gave at Castlefest 2013 is here. If you want to come discuss and [...]


RUSH part 2 with Weingart will be released next week and there's more fluid responsiveness and other critical care ultrasound coming up.  This is just a quick break.  These podcasts have been so INTENSE that we know you need a break.  Consider this a "palette cleanser".  This will allow you to fully appreciate all the [...]