Edited by Luke Flower and Pradeep Madhivthanan I am at the beginning of my critical care POCUS journey, but I am starting to think about all the applications of POCUS I may need to be fluent in during my career in ICM. How can I integrate it into my ward rounds when I am a... Continue Reading →
Battle of the Portables – Kosmos!
Here is another in our review series, and one with the most reviews we've ever had! 6 clinicians rate the device. There are 2 detailed reviews from myself and then the fantastic Philipe Rola (he of VExUS fame and top Ultrascoundrel). We then get overall thoughts from us all (Myself, Philipe Rola, Segun Olusanya, Adrian... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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!!!
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 →
Ultrasound Device No. 6 – The Lumify
Preamble! So, here is part 6 and the final of the promised portable device review series. This is the Lumify from Philips, and we have been looking forward to this for a long while. Due to no hitch from the company, more from my side, I took delivery of the system 2 weeks ago. So,... Continue Reading →
Ultrasound Device No. 5 – The Butterfly IQ
Preamble! So, here is part 5 of the promised portable device review series. And, this may be one of the most anticipated yet!! I can't get my hands on this device, as I am firmly anchored down in the UK! I, like many, are on their waiting list and man the emails eagerly in pursuit of... Continue Reading →
Ultrasound Device No. 4 – The iViz from Fujifilm Sonosite
Pre-amble! So here is Part 4 of the as promised portable ultrasound reviews. The aim, to un-muddy the water a bit for you all over choice and functionality. There are so many put there at the moment, we wanted to test them on the shop floor…are they the true ITU workhorses you need to keep... Continue Reading →
POCUS – a tale from an ED physician!
Introduction I am very proud to present this featured blog from a very good friend and colleague of mine, Dr Cian McDermott (more on his background below). We have travelled together and taught ultrasound together. I wanted to feature this highly topical discussion on point of care ultrasound within his setting....the ED. His passion... Continue Reading →
Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS Finds – April (1)
There are a lot of fabulous echo images here this week! You are all posting some brilliant stuff to keep us all interested and excusing the pun, in the loop! Thank you... Also, lots of journal club stuff going on on the Twittersphere! Papers, blogs and a lot more....settle down and get your CME done... Continue Reading →
Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds – Oct (2)
News There has been so much action on Twitter his week, I have focussed almost solely on this, rather than digging about like DJ Shadow in a record shop, for papers! Focus on portable ultrasound, being dead, or not! Loads of great POCUS, fluids and the usual capture of top tweets. We have also dug... Continue Reading →