COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting health care practitioners of all levels with an expectation of a rapid increase in case numbers outstripping departmental resources. Colleagues around the world are reporting Lung Ultrasound as being highly useful for triage, diagnosis and assessing response to management in affected patients. This post is Read more…

The Dyspnoeic Referral

A 37 year old female presented to ED with a 9 day history of cough and dyspnoea. She had no past medical history, no foreign travel and was of Indian descent. An initial fast-track referral was made to Acute Medicine Ambulatory Care along the pulmonary embolism referral pathway. Prior to Read more…

The Acute Echo Clinic – “Vision to Reality” – An Acute Physician’s Journey

Echocardiography in the acutely unwell is an invaluable skill for the acute physician. Rapid answers to important, life changing clinical questions improves patient diagnosis, management and outcome. For example in our unit we have dedicated ultrasound machines and have successfully picked up cases such as endocarditis, pericardial effusions, sub-massive PEs Read more…