Monthly Archives: November 2014

Foreign Body Removal

40 year old mechanic was hammering metal when his hammer broke. He immediately felt pain in his wrist. He was concerned part of the hammer was stuck in his wrist. He had an 8 mm laceration to the volar surface of his wrist. He has normal ROM, normal pulses, normal Allen test, and normal sensation. […]

Free Fluid? Not just in Trauma!

63yo M c/o severe abdominal pain that awoke him from sleep at 0600.  Presented to ED at 1200 c/o lower abdominal pain.  Triage nurse noted patient to be slightly pale so placed the patient into the resuscitation room.  +Nausea, no vomiting; no back pain; no chest pain; no SOB; no travel. O/E: BP: 185/79, HR: […]

POCUS as a disruptive innovation

Dr. Resa Lewiss, chair of the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section has an excellent TEDMED talk on POCUS as a disruptive medical innovation. Watch the video here: