Category Archives: Conference

Emergency front of neck access—another victory for ultrasound (?)

This is another reference list for a talk on ultrasound for emergency cricothyroidotomy given at the fantastic 2019 Critical Care Symposium conference that occurs in Manchester each year. The talk is at the end of the reference list. We’re updating details about our POCUS fellowships too, but until then, please contact us on Elliott DSJ, Baker PA, Scott MR, Birch CW, Thompson JMD. Accuracy of surface landmark identification for cannula cricothyroidotomy. Anaesthesia. 2010 Sep;65(9):889–94. Weblink… Read More »

Pushing the Boundaries of POCUS—beyond the heart & lungs

This is a reference list for a talk given at the fantastic 2019 Critical Care Symposium conference that occurs in Manchester each year. The talk is at the end of the reference list. We’re updating details about our POCUS fellowships too, but until then, please contact us on Hansen HC, Helmke K. Validation of the optic nerve sheath response to changing cerebrospinal fluid pressure: ultrasound findings during intrathecal infusion tests. J Neurosurg.; 1997 Jul;87(1):34–40. Weblink… Read More »

WINFOCUS 2019 – Dubai

Lung ultrasound in clinical practice: one step forward (G Volpicelli) Lung ultrasound has been the most impactful new diagnostic tool in the modern emergency medicine during the last 15 – 20 years, together with the advent of troponins… with the difference that lung ultrasound has a wide spectrum of application while troponin has only very few specific Volpicelli Ultrasonic Absorption and Reflection by Lung Tissue – By Dunn and Fry, 1961 Lung ultrasound relies on… Read More »

WINFOCUS Lung Course 2019

BASIC LEVEL Key reference – International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound. Lung Ultrasound overview Ultrasound whilst very useful does suffer from ideal vs reality difference. Often images obtained in real-life patients and conditions don’t reflect those seen at courses. BUT it is usually good enough. Limitations Bones of thoracic cage 70% of pleura is still visible Air in lung Surface imaging techniques Recommends scanning in 8 sectors (c.f. Lichtenstein’s BLU protocol which utilises 6… Read More »