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Supraclavicular brachial plexus block

Supraclavicular brachial plexus blocks provide anaesthesia for the upper limb below the shoulder, excluding the medial upper arm. There are a number of great resources to guide you through learning the block. The addition...

Ultrasound guided popliteal block

Ultrasound-Guided Popliteal Sciatic Block – NYSORA The usual high quality from NYSORA with a very useful cross sectional anatomy image. Popliteal block – Neuraxiom Another fantastic resource from Neuraxiom. Flash is required to use...

BMUS guidance on ultrasound safety

The issue of safety in ultrasound is often overlooked by novice sonographers. The British Medical Ultrasound Society has published a number of statements on safety in ultrasound. BMUS – safety statements The detailed guidance...

Common errors in point of care ultrasound

Pablo Blanco and Giovanni Volpicelli have written a very useful guide to errors in point of care ultrasound, showing how they may occur and proving practical tips to avoid getting caught out. They cover the following areas: Pericardial...

Ultrasound in abscess and soft tissue infection

Following on from our recent post about the study by Barbic et al showing the utility of PoCUS in soft tissue infection here are a couple of resources to show you how the ultrasound features...

What is the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography for the diagnosis of abscess?

What is the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography for the diagnosis of abscess?

Barbic et al have published a systematic review and meta-analysis examining the diagnostic accuracy of PoCUS in diagnosing abscesses in emergency department patients with skin and soft tissue infections. Comparison was made with a reference standard...

Biliary ultrasound – Sonoguide

A great text-based overivew of biliary ultrasound from SonoGuide covering both normal anatomy and pathology. However, the web page needs Flash so choose your device accordingly Biliary ultrasound – Sonoguide

Teach yourself biliary Ultrasound with SonoSite

These three videos from SonoSite give a great overview of the anatomy and scaning of the gallbladder and ducts. The second and third parts cover the common pathology you may encounter.