Search Tag: POCUS

ICU Management

2017 19 Sep

With a technology like point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), there are two options for how to develop this technology and spread it in the community. Either you bring technology and have people use it, or you realise that the value of technology by itself is very limited without augmenting it by providing education. I use the example of the stethoscope,... Read more

ICU Management

Ultrasound-guided mechanical ventilation

2017 15 Sep

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is now a tool used worldwide, integrating clinical assessment of the critically ill. In this review, we focus on lung, diaphragm and cardiac ultrasound in the management of the mechanically ventilated patient. Ultrasound provides useful information to assess and monitor lung aeration, to set mechanical ventilation and... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Accurate, Faster, Less Painful

2017 15 May

A new study shows that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) assessment of distal forearm injuries in children is accurate, timely and is associated with low levels of pain and high satisfaction. Findings of the study are published in Academic Emergency Medicine. See Also: Hand-held Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm DetectionWhen it comes to the management... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Helps Emergency Care at King's College Hospital

2017 24 Jan

The Emergency Department at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a busy trauma centre dealing with over 400 cases every day. Point-of-care ultrasound has been used in the department of over 10 years, and now forms an integral part of many patient assessment pathways. Emergency Medicine Consultant Dr George Nada explained: “We currently use... Read more