Through collaboration of several physicians, using a modified Delphi Method, this research was able to create a structured guideline for completing an ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis.
Ultrasonography versus Landmark for Peripheral Intravenous Cannulations: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This article from the Annals of Emergency Medicine details a two-group, parallel, randomized trial in which operators used either ultrasound imaging or landmark techniques to obtain peripheral venous access in patients with varying degrees of venous-access difficulty.
This article from the Journal of Emergency Medicine explores the impact of leg position during femoral central line placement, and specifically how leg positioning affects femoral vein diameter and degree of femoral artery overlap during the procedure.
The educational impact of a formalized RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound in Shock) protocol in emergency medicine residency ultrasound training
The Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) Exam is a valuable ultrasound protocol for evaluating undifferentiated shock in an acute care setting. In this study, emergency medicine residents at the University of Manitoba were asked to perform and interpret RUSH Exams using SonoSim LiveScan® on a retrofitted training manikin.
Validation of Hand Motion Analysis as an Objective Aassessment Tool for the Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma Examination
This study is the first to employ hand motion analysis (HMA) for the evaluation of Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) skills and techniques.
Role of inferior vena cava and right ventricular diameter in assessment of volume status: a comparative study
Bedside ultrasound is a useful tool to assess for hypovolemia in patients with suspected undifferentiated sepsis. This study from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine specifically observes changes in inferior vena cava and right ventricle diameter before and after fluid resuscitation.
Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is one of the most common deep neck space infections that can potentially have life-threatening complications if inadequately diagnosed and not treated promptly.
Disaster Response Team FAST Skills Training with a Portable Ultrasound Simulator Compared to Traditional Training: Pilot Study
SONOSIM SUMMARY: This new study from West JEM aimed to compare traditional instructor based FAST scan training to training performed on a novel portable ultrasound training simulator (The SonoSim® Ultrasound Training Solution). The randomized study indicated no statistical difference in FAST protocol aptitude between the training groups, supporting that a “novel portable US simulator may …