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 →

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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 →

New and updated Critical Care Ultrasound section!! #POCUS #FOAMcc #FOAMed

Hopefully...all that you need for critical care echo / scanning! Please take a browse through our all new sections, consistently updated on all we think you need to know about critical care ultrasound #POCUS. Click on the POCUS menu and take a look at each system. I have carefully selected videos and created playlists so... Continue Reading →

Fluid responsiveness…will your echo help?! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

The Conundrum... Your patient is dry....or so the night docs tell you, having had it drummed into them for the past few hours into the morning by the nursing staff. How are you going to sort this, is there a bigger issue with the patient, do they need the magic pressers, just IV fluid.....or, do... Continue Reading →

Batllori – The Bottom Line #FOAMed #POCUS

This is another fabulous study and thanks to the Wessex guys for this AGAIN! Click their image to see the full post. WHY IS THIS RELEVENT? IJV cannulation is the commonest point of IV access used in most ICU's. We all get so used to the traditional short axis 'circle' view of the vein, but... Continue Reading →

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