March 7, 2020
I find it somewhat astounding that despite living in Philadelphia the most snow I’ve seen this year was the intense snowstorm during Denver ACEP.
September 21, 2019
Get Your US Program Accredited!
Join your colleagues and get your Ultrasound Program accredited. This accreditation system promotes the goals of quality, patient safety, communication, responsibility, and clarity regarding the use o...
September 20, 2019
Tips and Tricks: US-Guided Subclavian Vein
Central venous catheters play an important role in the care of critically ill patients.
September 11, 2019
Tech Update: Stick it To Me Straight Doc
Recently, the ultrasound community has seen a great debate spanning across various social media outlets, email, and academic arenas about the use of Tegaderm and its potential for damaging and degradi...
September 10, 2019
Cases That Count: Headache
Questions: What are the findings of this point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) exam? What is the differential diagnosis for these findings? What additional testing would help confirm the etiology for these...
September 6, 2019
Pediatric Ultrasound: Developing a Pediatric Focused Point-of-Care Ultrasound Workshop
Pediatric applications in Point-of-Care Ultrasound The importance of specialized training in pediatric point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is often underappreciated by emergency medicine providers. There...
September 4, 2019
International US: POCUS Training in Liberia
In many institutions across the United States, emergency medicine (EM) is the spark to ignite point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education throughout the hospital, leading or collaborating in training a...
September 4, 2019
Resident Education: Obstacles to Performing Ultrasound at the Bedside
Emergency medicine residents may not always be as inspired as faculty would like them to be when it comes to performing bedside ultrasounds.
September 2, 2019
Summer’s coming to a close and Fall’s just around the corner. It’s the start of a new school year and, for ACEP members, it’s back to the Annual Scientific Assembly.
July 3, 2019
Ask The Expert: Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter and Intracranial Pressure
In 2001, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated that all emergency medicine (EM) residents be competent in emergency ultrasound (EUS). In 2012, the Emergency Medicin...
June 21, 2019
Tips and Tricks: Using Ultrasound to Ace Your Next Lumbar Puncture
Lumbar puncture (LP) is a commonly-performed procedure in the Emergency Department (ED), with a failure rate as high as 50% (particularly in pediatric and obese patient populations).
June 18, 2019
Updates from the Advanced Practice Provider Subcommittee
Currently, the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) subcommittee has been focused on addressing the most current request we receive from both physicians and APPs: how to get APPs privileged to utilize eme...
June 17, 2019
Critical Care Updates: Two Views to Save Lives: Transesophageal Echocardiography for Peri-Arrest and Cardiac Arrest Patients
Although transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has long been used to help diagnose valvular heart disease, wall-motion abnormalities, strain, and cardiac outflow, it has been recently shown to have s...
June 14, 2019
Cases That Count: Rapid Bedside Diagnosis of a Rare but Dangerous Diagnosis
A 35-year-old G2P1001 woman (6 weeks 1 day pregnant by last menstrual period) presented to the emergency department at midnight with abdominal pain.
June 13, 2019
Ask The Expert: What makes a successful ultrasound education program?
In 2001, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandated that all emergency medicine (EM) residents be competent in emergency ultrasound (EUS).
June 3, 2019
It’s heating up outside which means that emergency medicine residency training programs hit the refresh button and welcome new trainees and recent graduates now join us as colleagues.
March 27, 2019
Tips and Tricks: Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia of the Hand
Emergency medicine physicians commonly perform painful procedures including laceration repair, reductions of fractures and dislocations, incision and drainage of abscesses and debridement of burns.
March 19, 2019
Fellow’s Corner: Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship Match
2018-2019 is the inaugural year for the Point of Care Clinical Ultrasound Fellowship participation in the Match.
March 18, 2019
Journal Club: Draining an abscess? Ultrasound can probably help
Patients frequently present to the emergency department for the evaluation of soft tissue infection, including cellulitis and abscesses. After the diagnosis of an abscess, clinicians will usually perf...
March 18, 2019
International Ultrasound: Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Ascariasis Infection: An Alarming Finding in the Remote Territory of Eastern Honduras
Small bowel obstructions (SBO) are a common gastrointestinal condition which may require surgical intervention. It is estimated that over 300,000 laparotomies per year are performed in the United Stat...
March 15, 2019
Journal Club: Jugular Venous Compliance to Assess Decompensated Heart Failure
Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is one of the most common reasons for admission to the hospital and is increasing in prevalence. Patients presenting with ADHF who cannot be discharged are eit...
March 12, 2019
Updates from the ACEP EUS Resident Education Subcommittee
The Residency Education Subcommittee is prepared for a productive year! We are kickstarting the data collection portion for Mathew Nelson’s revised PC12 milestones project.
March 12, 2019
From the Chair
We’re all familiar with the Dog Days of summer but how about these daylight shortened days of winter?
March 7, 2019
#FOAMus – The POCUS Atlas
Fresh out of the west coast comes your next FOAMus resource. Another pair of “Mike and Matt” are bringing easily-accessible ultrasound clips and evidence.
March 6, 2019
Cases That Count: Back Pain in the ED – Hypotensive and Confused
A 72-year-old female with dementia, hypothyroidism, hypertension, and bilateral above-knee amputations due to peripheral vascular disease presented to the emergency department (ED) from a skilled nurs...
March 5, 2019
Updates from the ACEP EUS Coding and Reimbursement Subcommittee
The mission of the subcommittee is to provide ACEP membership with resources for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) coding, billing, and documentation such that providers and facilities are in complianc...
March 5, 2019
Cases That Count: Back Pain in the ED – It’s Not Always What You Think
A 76-year-old male with a past medical history of chronic back pain, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and cigarette smoking presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with worsening low back pa...
March 4, 2019
International Ultrasound: Opportunities and challenges for the use of handheld ultrasound devices in rural Kenya
Background The use of point-of-care ultrasound is key to the practice of emergency medicine, particularly in low resource areas where other radiology modalities are not readily available. In 2013, a p...
March 2, 2019
Ask the Expert: Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection - What do ACEP’s New Guidelines Mean for My ED?
ACEP approved the policy statement “Guideline for Ultrasound Transducer Cleaning and Disinfection” in June 2018 that applies to ultrasound probe cleaning in your emergency department.