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Fascia Iliaca Block- Cheat Sheet

By Zaid Altawil, MD Faculty Advisor: Meera Muruganandan, MD The Fascia Iliaca nerve block, otherwise known as the 3-in-1 block or sometimes as just a femoral nerve block, is a versatile block that can be useful for femoral neck fractures... Continue Reading →

Go for the WIN!

Wire-In-Needle (WIN) Technique for Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Catheterization. Advancing CVC placement safety, speed and success with real-time ultrasound guidance.

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms- Silent but deadly

By: Dr. Zaid Altawil Case Discussion A 40-year-old male with no past medical history presented to the ED 12 hours after a minor motor vehicle collision. The patient’s car was rear-ended by another vehicle. He complains of minor back and... Continue Reading →

When Veggies are BAD for you

By: Joseph Benedict, MD 35 year old female with a history of of IV drug use (last use 3 days prior) complicated by HCV, 2 prior overdoses presents from detox center with 2 days of worsening abdominal pain, malaise, myalgias,... Continue Reading →

Oh, My Aching Aorta

By: Adam Weightman, MD, MBA A 56 year-old male presents at 2 AM complaining of flank pain. He tells you the pain came on gradually over the past 8 hours and he describes it as a dull, aching sensation in... Continue Reading →

SOB with clear lungs: POCUS for the win!

Case: 49 year-old woman with past medical history of HTN presented to the ED with approximately four days of malaise, myalgias, a feeling of “coming down with something” accompanied by mild shortness of breath.  She developed dyspnea while climbing stairs... Continue Reading →

Sono Nuggets

Check back here for posts on interesting Ultrasound cases and how POCUS can lead you to the right diagnosis and treatment plan. Stay tuned! Also consider this resource for learning emergency ultrasound:

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