We're not talking about a pericardiocentesis here.  The belly's big, you're not scared, so why not just do it?  Well, it turns out that your patients have less complications when you go ahead and take a look.  So don't be "that guy" or "that girl".  Don't take a chance when it's your patient. As a [...]

OK, no funny, no cuteness, nothing.  Just straight echo guided procedural education.  We like to have fun and keep it light because we think that enhances your education and keeps you interested.  However, we're talking about pericardiocentesis here.  Is there any procedure more "puckering" than sticking a needle in the pericardium of a crashing patient. [...]

Wait!  Before you download this you should understand a few things. 1.  I hope you're all enjoying SMACC! 2.  This is audio only.  There is no video in this one because it's purely an interview. 3.  This is straight from Bob Stuntz from The EM Res Podcast, so it's really not ours.  This is Bob interviewing [...]

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We realize that it's a big problem that Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound is only available on the iPad.  We feel genuinely bad about this and are really going to work to get it available in other formats but we're A LONG way from having it in other formats.  We haven't been able to put it [...]

Have you been practicing your lung ultrasound after the last episode? Have you felt that there was just something missing.....just one more piece of the puzzle? If so, hopefully this does it for you. After 2 lung episodes by Mike Stone and a hangout partly about lungs, consider yourself "Stoned". Luckily, there's an ancient proverb [...]

SMACC Club

SMACC Club Hangout: Virtually Unstoppable!

Yes, we know you've heard of the SMACC conference.  If not, stop what your'e doing and go here.  It's gonna be off the hizzy (as the kids say), and we're super disappointed that we can't attend.  Thankfully, the brilliant organizers of SMACC care enough about all of us that they've created ways for us to get [...]

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Last week Stone dropped some super hot innovation on you with the WIN episode.  This week, we're going old school and talking lung ultrasound.  OK, so maybe lung ultrasound isn't old school.  You may have never ultrasounded the lungs before other than pneumothorax, but that's not due to lack of evidence.  If you've been following us [...]

WIN - Wire in Needle

Wire in Needle: A WIN for needle visualization! #FOAMed

After those last 3 microcasts I'm sure you're all sticking needles in vessels under ultrasound guidance like crazy!  As you should. Why would you blindly stick a needle in the body unless you don't really care where it goes?  We've established that much. Now, let's take it to the next level.  In this episode we [...]

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Microcast: Radial Arterial Line Insertion #FOAMED

I don't know about you, but we just can't get enough of sticking needles in vessels!  We're running out of veins, though, so we're moving on to the arteries. Not everyone uses ultrasound for arterial lines, but that's not because there isn't pretty clear literature for it.  Instead, we think some people may have just not been [...]

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Put down that central line kit!! Now, sure, we were just showing you a couple days ago how to put in an ultrasound guided central line, but it's usually not necessary.  At Thomas Jefferson they did a study where they tried an US guided PIV on every patient they couldn't get access on just before placing [...]