Review and discussion of recent literature in point of care ultrasound.
Neonatal Central Line Positioning
If you take care of neonates, the last thing you need to worry about is vascular access! In this episode the GEL Jr. team discusses an article on using POCUS to confirm central catheter placement. Can it save these babies a few xrays?
Brief Echo in Cardiac Arrest
This clever study questions which cardiac view is best to obtain during a cardiac arrest. By using a simulated arrest scenario on living non-cardiac arrest patients, they compare the subxiphoid window and the parasternal long axis view in terms of speed and image quality.
Jugular Venous Pressure
Jugular venous distention (JVD) is a classic physical exam finding taught for ages, but assessing it can be a challenge. Can ultrasound do a better job and therefore offer a non-invasive evaluation of the patient’s right heart pressures? This goal has been the pursuit of many ultrasounds before. This time we have a new vessel to assess and a nice reference standard (right heart cath)!
Winner of Sonogames Round Zero
This is a Special Edition podcast which features the winner of a competition at the recent SAEM Sonogames! The challenge was to create the best infographic for a POCUS article of the team's choice. The winning team was from Boston Medical Center. This podcast is a brief discussion of the article and the graphic this talented team created.
In the first of our new series of author interviews, hosts Zach Risler and Mike Prats interview the illustrious Felipe Teran. They discuss Felipe's take on our coverage of the Quantitative LV Function in PEA article (ep 119) as well as thoughts on ultrasound and cardiac arrest research in general.
In this episode, Mike and Jacob dive into an important intersection of musculoskeletal and procedural ultrasound - the ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis. People have been doing arthrocentesis without the help of ultrasound for a while, and most would agree it is feasible. BUT what about those smaller joints - like the wrist, elbow, and ankle? Perhaps that is where the greatest benefit would be in making sure your needle gets to the right place. These authors performed a randomized trial of this specific population to investigate this question.
First Time Listener, Long Time Fan
Did you know GEL stands for Gathering Evidence from Literature? That's exactly what this podcast are doing. Bringing that hometown flavor to some big issues! Great for medical and non medical people alike.