The Battle of the Portables – the Vscan Air!

Here, we are excited to bring you our 4 person review of GE's new wireless portable ultrasound device. I would like to thank wholeheartedly, some of my great friends and colleagues for taking all of their precious time out to review this device for us all. And what an experience base we have! Dr Ashley... Continue Reading →

Book review – SCAN-IT: A Primer for Emergency Point of Care Ultrasound

Here we bring you another review of a text on POCUS....of course! This comes from the delightful POCUS ninja, Dr Manoj Wickramasinghe. Thanks to him, so what is out and what did he think?    About the authors: Muhammad Akbar Baig is an Assistant Professor and consultant in Emergency medicine with specific interests in research,... Continue Reading →

The Battle of the Portables – The Butterfly iQ+ Reviewed!

So....we put the new iQ+ through its paces and I am very privileged to have Dr Russ Horowitz take us through a paediatric review using the device as well. Russ is the Director of Emergency and Critical Care ultrasound Lurie Children's Hospital - Chicago What did we think then...... The perspective from Adult Anaesthesia and... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds September 2020!

Welcome in! We are back again....take a look at what we dug up for you! NewsMatt's paper compendiumBlogsTop POCUSIntriguing!Top TweetsTop InfographicsTop resource News Our education portal moves from strength to strength. We talk IV fluid safety with Dr Ashley Miller ICYMI! NW-POCUS returns! Yes, our FUSIC course is back and we will announce dates soon.... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds August 2020

It's hot, COVID is beginning to tickle the belly of the NHS again.....but what else is going on in Critical Care?? Best PapersBest BlogsBest TweetorialsBest SitesBest Infographics and POCUSBest Videos Best Papers! Matt's Top Picks! Matt Bigwood takes us through his top picks of Critical Care Reviews papers. Cheers buddy.... Other papers! Just get on... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds July 2020

We hope you are all well? Check out our picks of the best out there in the world of FOAM! Top BlogsTop PapersBest InfographicsPodcastsTweetorialsPOCUS Top Blogs! See the latest from TBL!! My favourites below! The trial we all talked about! Clinical Question In hospitalised patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection does dexamethasone in additional to usual care,... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – Out of Lockdown!

Top picks, best flicks, papers and capers in all that is Critical Care. Come and see what we picked out for you this month...almost out of lockdown?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

Best FOAMed finds – February 2020

We are back! We hadn't disappeared, it's just there has been a lot happening of late! Here we go with the latest in critical care spots... News SOA went Big in 2019! The ICU SOA meeting went ahead back in December 2019. It was a fabulous meeting in Birmingham and the team did an amazing... Continue Reading →

Dave and Jonny do Advanced POCUS!

So...the advanced POCUS workshop kicks off on 8th December at SOA19! What's all the fuss about.....??? Check out the podcast here! Take a look at the programme in store...click to see more!!!

Dave & Jonny do SOA 2019 Pre-hab!

Hi all! Dave Lyness and I took to the mics. We bring you our take on what's in store for this amazing forthcoming meeting! The programme is ridiculous! Where do we start....well, here! Tune in here! Book SOA 2019 now....click here!   Here is our second instalment - we talk with Nitin Arora about what's... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – October 2019

News! Welcome to a spooktacular Haloween edition! There has been a lot of action behind the scenes and I have assimilated as much as possible for you all! ESICM came and went, iFAD Valencia is over and there are a load of exciting forthcoming meetings. So onward!   Get booking SOA 2019...places disappearing fast!  ... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Focussed Intensive Care Ultrasound!

Who are the authors? Dr Pete MacNaughton Qualifications: BSc, MB.BS, MD, MRCP, FRCA, PGCert Ed. General information: Dr MacNaughton qualified from Westminster Medical School, University of London in 1982. He undertook his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in London, Bristol and Australia. This was followed by MCRP Training Fellowship between 1989-1991 at... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds – September 2019

  Back with all you need to know about in critical care....read on and keep updated. JW   And to start.........just bare this one in mind!   Echophiles returns! We have a brill list this week! Click the pic, look at the clips and save them/use them at your will! If you need explanations of... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed Finds – August (3)

Hope you are all well? Here are the pics and flicks of the week to keep you on the ball in critical care! Featured! Wellington ICU! You have to check out the fab work of Alex Psirides and the crew at Wellington ICU. They have provided some brilliant resources to use / download etc here.... Continue Reading →

Best #FOAMed finds – August 2019 (2)

More bytes of critical care, pocus and more to get you into the weekend! News!   Echophiles returns! Next installment of crazy clips and loops to keep or download! Click the pic! Come and learn Peri-op POCUS! We are taking you through waht is relevent and hot in the world of peri-op POCUS at the... Continue Reading →

The best #FOAMed finds – August 2019

The news feed has slept for a while, but we promise to keep you better updated as of now. It's been busy! There has been a lot going on, but here are a few recent snippets for you. Stay tuned for more to come and encourage friends and colleagues to follow us!   Announcement Introducing... Continue Reading →

Can you do an entire Awake Regional Anaesthesia list with a Butterfly?!

So folks, another good day with the Butterfly Probe! Today I took on my usual Friday Upper Limb regional anaesthesia list....with just my trusty iQ! Was it possible to use it for awake blocks? Watch the video to find out more!! As an aside, I explained to each patient about the probe and what it... Continue Reading →

The Butterfly iQ – Video!

Watch my first impression of this all in one probe....and it's mine...all mine!! Sorry about that....got a tad carried away!! This review comes as rapidly as I could...pretty much with minimal gel available and straight out of the box...under suboptimal scanning conditions!! The kitchen......!! Jonny

Bedside Ultrasound -Philippe Rola

Philippe has built a great name for himself within he world of ultrasound...and comes with some 'Sono-biceps'! So, when the opportunity came to review this book....I jumped for joy! This is aimed at those who may have some POCUS skills and perhaps need some expert guidance as to how to seamlessly integrate POCUS into their clinical... Continue Reading →

The Final Battle – Portable Ultrasound Devices

So we tried them, we tested them, and we ran around the world with them! So which was the overall winner? Below you will find a summary of all of the reviews, then the winning device. If you click each image, you can go off to read the individual reviews. My presentation from the Critical... Continue Reading →

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