Welcome! This is the website for the Mount Sinai Emergency Ultrasound Division. It serves as an information resource for residents, fellows, medical students and others seeking information about point-of-care ultrasound. There is a lot of information here, so please explore the site and send us feedback. To make things easier for new users we’ve condensed some of the highlights here:
When you come across peripheral intravascular air, take steps to minimize further entrainment of air and migration of air to the heart and lungs.
There is no denying that if I were to suffer a sudden hemodynamic collapse and would wind up in an emergency department, I would want it to be one in which the emergency physicians were fully trained in POCUS (point of care ultrasound) and knew how to apply it to patient care.
– Susan Weigers, MD, FASE, FACEP
Thanks to Mike Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP at Regions for forwarding this.
We miss having Rob in NYC, but he has certainly hasn’t been slacking off in the depths of Ontarian Polar Vortices. Here’s the latest from London on Arntfield’s ED TEE protocol.
Owyang and Meyers sounds like a great east village restaurant (critics rave “you just have to get the foie and cheetos”). Instead, they’ve published a great systematic review of fluids responsiveness assessment with TTE and passive leg raise in the latest issue of the annals of em.
Reimbursement for Ultrasound Performed by Emergency Physicians (as amended)
RESOLVED, That ACEP develop a statement declaring that insurance companies and other payers reimburse emergency physicians for ultrasound studies and services that they perform and interpret as separate and identifiable procedures while providing patient care services in the Emergency Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That ACEP support efforts to reduce payment denials for appropriately performed and documented clinical ultrasonography.