Critical Care Paramedicine Podcast

Episode 7¼: Inside EMS Ultrasound Debate

I had the privilege of joining Kelly Grayson and Chris Cebollero on the Inside EMS podcast on EMS1 for a debate on the utility of EMS POCUS – Point Of Care Ultrasound. I enjoyed discussing ultrasound with them, though we only touched the tip of the iceberg.

On April 17th, we will have our own CritMedic Ultrasound feature!

In the meanwhile, here’s a quick list of what EMS POCUS can tell us:

  • Abdominal bleeding
  • Thoracic bleeding
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pericardial Effusion / Cardiac Tamponade
  • Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pneumothorax
  • Differentiate COPD vs Pulmonary Edema
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Intubation confirmation
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Intracranial hemorrhage
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Kidney perfusion
  • Hydration status
  • Fetal position during labor
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Urinary Retention
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Bone fractures
  • Peripheral Bloodflow
  • Thyroid Storm
  • … and more!

Show Notes

It should be plainly obvious that this is not my Podcast. The Inside EMS Podcast is copyright EMS1.

Inside EMS Podcast: Is prehospital ultrasound the next big thing in EMS care?

Updated: April 1, 2016 — 9:31 PM
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