Care of fractures with ultrasound is fun… and no fracture is easier than the distal radius fracture. Ultrasound can guide the hematoma block as well as the reduction. 2 minute video here.
This IV has found the name peripheral IJ. It is a peripheral IV catheter that is inserted in the INTERNAL jugular vein under ultrasound guidance with sterile but non-barrier technique. It is really nice in patients who need access for less than 72 hours when the nurses (and you) are having trouble getting a traditional peripheral IV. Be sure to use a longer 2.5 inch catheter. 5 minute video here.
IV’s can be tough. Sometimes you have a nurse that is savvy with ultrasound but sometimes you don’t. Ultrasound can really help – both with just locating a vein but also with real-time guidance. It’s all covered here. 6 minute video.
You might think that the clavicle would get in the way of using ultrasound guidance in subclavian central line placement, but it doesn’t… 2 minute video here.
Using ultrasound for central line placement IS standard of care. 5minsono video here.