The department is busy and you want to keep the flow running smoothly. It is easy to cut corners when it comes to imaging. After all, a radiologist will be reviewing those images. If you are lucky, those images will be read within minutes of them being taken. Why then, should you review those images that you ordered?
This post is in direct response to a question that was asked recently. There is a surprising amount of dogma around the subject of strep testing, but one major piece is that children under three years of age should not be tested for strep because of its reported rarity. However, there have been multiple studies that disagree with this claim, and we took a mini deep-dive on the subject.
Acute bronchiolitis is another condition that will start showing more this time of year. In some parts of the country, it is already being diagnosed. It is important to know the current recommendations for this common and potentially dangerous condition.
Lawrence Berdan is a paramedic who has personally experienced the importance of recognizing and acutely managing pediatric neurological emergencies. This post discusses some of the emergencies we may see in this uniquely challenging population.
It is that time of year. It is cold and croup is in the air. There is a spectrum of patients that present ranging from the mild to the life threatening. We discuss how to manage these patients.
Now that our month of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is over, it is time to talk about other clinically relevant topics. Michelle Perkins is back again this time to help us cover tickborne illnesses in the United States.
We wrap up our month of discussing point of care ultrasound (POCUS) papers by having our guest Michelle Perkins. Over the last couple of years a flurry of evidence has come out regarding abscess management. Now, POCUS is taking center stage in a recent paper. Here to help us discuss it is one of our favorite guests, Michelle Perkins.
There are many ways to confirm successful intubation. Some are better than others, but they all have limitations. One newer approach is the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to provide real-time confirmation of tube placement. We will talk about how to do this exam and its evidence in this blog and podcast.
Although point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is a valuable tool, there are times that a formal radiology performed ultrasound is needed. We continue our October POCUS month marathon with a discussion on this topic and how we can improve success for our radiology colleagues. Mainly, we want patient's to have a properly sized bladder that will allow for the best imaging on transabdominal pelvic ultrasound.
Continuing in our month long discussion of point of care ultrasound (POCUS), we move to talking about patient understanding and satisfaction. This is all in conjunction with Practical POCUS which will be having courses at the end of this year. We have previously heard that the use of bedside ultrasound has helped with patient satisfaction, but a recent paper investigated the benefits with improving patient understanding.
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