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.
The primary question with biliary ultrasound is that of gallstones – are they present? In the appropriate patient, the YES/NO answer to this can really help guide further care – pursue formal imaging or eliminate the GB from the differential. 2 minute video here.
There are some aspects of lung ultrasound that are difficult. Looking for pulmonary edema is NOT one of them. This can really help in the acutely ill patient or the patient with undifferentiated dyspnea. 2 minute video here.
This is as bread & butter as it gets… Ultrasound is far better than x-ray when you want to find a pneumothorax. I use this most commonly in a hemodynamically UNSTABLE patient when time is the essence. 2 minute video here.
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.