The American Academy of Emergency Medicine will host its 16th annual scientific assembly from February 15-17 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.Â An innovative pre-conference course on emergency ultrasound will be held on February 14th. If you will be attending the AAEM assembly, or consider an ultrasound course to be a good prelude to a romantic evening with that special someone, please consider registering for the course!Â A detailed course description for this CME course can be found here.
An illustrated summary of how to hold an ultrasound probe for comfort and optimal scanning.
Novice sonographers often hold the ultrasound probe like a dead mouse they found under the sink.
Many people seem afraid to get gel on their hands or make physical contact with patients, both of which are just part of scanning.
Instead of treating the probe like an alien object, hold it like something you hold everyday: a pen. Continue reading “Holding the probe”
Question: What are you imaging?
This young woman presents to your Emergency Department with a history of cramping, abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding today.
A urine pregnancy test is positive..Â The following ultrasound image is obtained.Â What do you tell the patient?