Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of intravascular air after lower extremity intraossesous access

Air Embolism Article

When you come across peripheral intravascular air, take steps to minimize further entrainment of air and migration of air to the heart and lungs.

ASE President supports Point of Care Ultrasound

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

ASE President on POCUS

Thanks to Mike Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP at Regions for forwarding this.

Owyang and Meyers Fluid Responsiveness

Passive Leg Raise

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.

 

 

ACEP Resolution 27

Resolution 27    

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.