Cardiac ultrasound is one of the more complicated aspects of bedside ultrasound in that hearts are often in different orientations in different patients. 10 minute video on performing cardiac ultrasound here.
I will trust ultrasound any day over my stethoscope for finding pulmonary edema on lung exam. This is one of the easiest lung exams on ultrasound. Like all ultrasound findings, be sure to take b-lines in context with other clinical information. 5minsono video here.
If you need a quick refresher on the most basics of bedside ultrasound, here is a 2 minute video.
With POCUS, you rule-out an ectopic pregnancy by ruling in an intrauterine pregnancy. In the absence of reproductive assistance (in-vitro, hormone therapy, etc), the likelihood of having an ectopic AND an IUP is very low. 2 minute video here.
Want a quick 2 minute refresher on looking for free fluid in Morison’s pouch – the first image of the FAST exam? If you have a hypotensive patient and you don’t see fluid here, odds are pretty good that the cause is something other than intraabdominal hemorrhage. 2 minute video here.
There is no better video on the internet anywhere than this one which shows how to perform an extended FAST exam AND SHOWS PATHOLOGY. 8 minute video here.
Before you order a foley catheter which is one of the more painful procedures in emergency medicine, first check to be sure that the bladder is distended. This is quick and can really help guide therapy – insert foley, replace foley, look for problems elsewhere if the bladder is empty. 2 minute video here.