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Bladder ultrasound- ultrasound HD

There’s more to scanning the bladder than just measuring the volume of urine. This video from Ultrasound HD will teach you to spot a range of bladder pathology. It also decribes ultrasound guided suprapubic...

Why won’t the catheter drain? Part 2

If you have read the first of these two posts you can find it here. At first glance the catheter appears to be lying outside the bladder. Flushing the catheter whilst scanning the pelvis...

Why won’t the catheter drain?

An elderly male patient presents because his catheter isn’t draining. He has had a urethral catheter for many months. It had stopped draining two days previously and was changed by a district nurse. There...

Bladder volume assessment

Assessing the bladder volume with ultrasound is quick and simple. The video below shows, from Gulfcoast Ultrasound shows you how. Find out how to measure volume on your ultrasound machine, it should have this...

Whats going on in this cardiac arrest? Part 2

This post provides the explanation to the video posted yesterday- click here if you haven’t looked at that post yet. The patient was a 56 year old male who arrived in the ED in...

Echo signs of tamponade

Do you know what you should be looking for to diagnose cardiac tamponade? The American Society of Echocardiography guideline on imaging in pericardial disease provides a useful summary of the evidence relating to the...

Ultrasound for flank pain

Following on from our previous post, how can PoCUS be incorporated into the assessment of flank pain. In many cases, the default investigation is CT. Whilst this has excellent diagnostic performance it also exposes...

Hydronephrosis – SonoSite

If you can do a FAST exam you already know how to locate the kidneys with ultrasound. Assessing for hydronephrosis is often relatively straightforward and this 8 minute video from SonoSite will show you...

Bedside Ultrasound in Resuscitation and the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol

Bedside Ultrasound in Resuscitation and the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol

For those who prefer reading to watching videos this publication describes the RUSH exam and how to perform it. Bedside Ultrasound in Resuscitation and the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol- Review Article. Dina Seif, Phillips Perera, Thomas...