US Journal Club September, 2019: Lung Ultrasound

Paper 1 Lung Ultrasound Integrated with Clinical Assessment for the Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pivetta, E et al. European Journal of Heart Failure, 21: 754-766. doi:10.1002/ejhf.1379 Full Text Background informationAcute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department, accounting for more … Continue reading US Journal Club September, 2019: Lung Ultrasound

Ultrasound Tips and Tricks

Peripheral IV placement is the most common ED procedure performed1,2¬†and the use of ultrasound guidance for vascular access is associated with higher success rates, shorter insertion times and less complications than traditional approaches3. The concept of placing ultrasound IVs (USIVs) is a simple one -- place US probe on patient, find vein, insert catheter. Often … Continue reading Ultrasound Tips and Tricks