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…

Ultrasound In Core Training – Why Wait?

Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) is being increasingly utilised within acute and critical care environments as an adjunct to the clinical assessment of acutely unwell patients. With the advent of novel training pathways for focused ultrasound Junior Doctors may acquire these skills in a supervised environment significantly earlier in training. Read more…