EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Regional anesthesia provides an alternative to general or local anesthesia, procedural sedation, and parenteral pain management. Conventional anatomic approaches to nerve blocks…

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Ultrasound for Arthrocentesis

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound for Arthrocentesis

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Joint pain and swelling are common complaints in the acute care setting. Diagnostic arthrocentesis may be required to rule out an infectious…

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Ultrasound in Acute Trauma

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound in Acute Trauma

Introduction and Background Print Section Listen Traumatic injuries are among the most common presenting complaint to the emergency department (ED). Oftentimes, these patients will arrive unstable and the clinician must…

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Soft Tissue and Extremity Ultrasound

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Soft Tissue and Extremity Ultrasound

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Soft tissue and extremity conditions are common complaints encountered in the acute care setting. Traditionally, patient evaluation was performed using physical examination,…

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Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound of the Female Pelvis

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Pelvic ultrasound was first introduced into the acute care setting to answer simple yes or no questions such as “Is there an…

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Ultrasound for Deep Venous Thrombosis

Dec 23, 2019 by in EMERGENCY MEDICINE Comments Off on Ultrasound for Deep Venous Thrombosis

Background and Indications for Examination Print Section Listen Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is typically caused by one or more of Virchow’s triad: stasis, hypercoagulability, and/or endothelial damage. DVT may occur…

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