Trauma in Pregnancy

Trauma is the leading cause of non-obstetric death in pregnant women. MVAs and intimate partner violence account for most cases.  Let’s first discuss the physiological changes to consider when managing a pregnant patient in a trauma. M…

Central Line Week

Central Line Week TR Pearl Series (all three pearls combined for this post) by Ryan LeBuhn, PGY-3 Informed Consent I once described the risks of a procedure so thoroughly that the patient no longer wanted the procedure, though avoiding the…

RUSH

It is now the standard of care to perform focused assessment using sonography for trauma (FAST) early in the evaluation of a sick trauma patient. Historically, there has been far less urgency to use ultrasound to evaluate the medical patien…

Recommended Views

These imaging criteria are based on the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Emergency Ultrasound Imaging Criteria Compendium, approved by the ACEP Board of Directors in 2006. While no set number of stored images is recommended b…

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