Tagged ‘POCUS’

Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , December 21st, 2017 Leave a Comment

Assessing fluid responsiveness is essential to guiding resuscitation of critically ill patients. Inferior vena cava (IVC) collapsibility measured by point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has been shown to accurately predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , November 23rd, 2017 Leave a Comment

Background: Assessing fluid responsiveness in patients in shock is crucial as fluid balance is important in their management. Identifying patients who are fluid responsive allows us to rapidly increase their cardiac index.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , November 9th, 2017 Leave a Comment

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has gained wider use in resuscitation of patients presenting with cardiac arrest. POCUS can play an important role in determining the etiology of arrest as well as being used to determine the presence or absence of mechanical activity.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , September 28th, 2017 Leave a Comment

The provision of high-quality compressions with minimal interruptions is central to the management of cardiac arrest. Along with defibrillation, high-quality compressions are the only interventions proven to improve patient-oriented outcomes.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , , , , February 2nd, 2017 Leave a Comment

Special thank you to Salim Rezaie for guest editing this post.

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) affects > 300,000 people in the US each year and most of these patients are transported to the Emergency Department (ED) for further care.
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Core

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DVT is a common ED presentation. This post reviews the diagnosis and up to date treatment recommendations.
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Journal Review

Filed Under: Tags: , , , February 18th, 2016 Leave a Comment

Current American Heart Association (AHA) recommendations suggest that high-risk patients with unstable angina or NSTEMI should undergo early invasive intervention. Risk stratifying these patients generally relies on serial EKGs and troponins,
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