International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound

Tweet This document reflects the overall results of the first consensus conference on “point of care” ultrasound. Statements were discussed and elaborated by experts who published the vast majority of papers on clinical use of lung ultrasound in the last 20 years. Recommendations were produced to guide implementation, development and standardisation of lung ultrasound in all relevant settings. Link Here…

Test Characteristics of Ultrasonography for the Detection of Pneumothorax – Chest 2012

Tweet Performance of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax is excellent and is superior to supine chest radiography. Considering the rapid access to bedside ultrasonography and the excellent performance of this simple test, this study supports the routine use of ultrasonography for the detection of pneumothorax. Link to research paper here…

Online Emergency Ultrasound Exam

Tweet A website made possible by support from the American College of Emergency Physicians. This has a wide range of teaching videos with testing covering aspects such as Cardiac and Lung imaging. Very useful voice over added to clarify the points made in the tests with videos of actual ultrasound imaging. Highly recommended. Link Here

NG tubes- Confirmation by ultrasound…

Tweet In my current place of work current practice is to get the initial placement of a naso-gastric tube confirmed with X-ray. This is an expensive process, traking time and exposing the patient to more x rays. If the tube is thought to have slipped, or, when checking the nurses cannot get any aspirate then […]