Procedures


17 year old male with hand pain after striking a stationary hard surface with a closed fist. What US guided nerve block would facilitate reduction of the patient's fracture? 

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What to Know
  1. List indications, contraindications, and limitations when using ultrasound for procedural guidance.
  2. Describe the transverse, longitudinal and oblique approaches to procedural guidance, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
  3. Identify the clinically relevant sonographic anatomy and findings for each procedure.
  4. Preform the required protocols for abscess identification and drainage, central and peripheral vascular access, paracentesis, thoracentesis, foreign body detection removal, bladder aspiration, arthrocentesis, pericardiocentesis and pacemaker placement and capture.

Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound
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Chapter 9: Central Lines
Self Assessment Quiz
Chapter 23: Peripheral IV Placement
Self Assessment Quiz
Chapter 24: Procedures
Chapter 13: Joint Injections
Self Assessment Quiz

Pericardiocentesis 3/19/2013 
Hip US Aspiration and Injection 11/15/2012 
Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage 1/12/2012

ACEP US Section Resources

ACEP Sonoguide Vascular Access Page by Rajesh Geria and Beatrice Hoffman
ACEP Sonoguide Pericardiocentesis Page by Rajesh Geria
ACEP Sonoguide Thoracentesis Page by Rajesh Geria
ACEP Sonoguide Paracenteis Page by Rajesh Geria
ACEP Sonoguide Foreign Body Localization Pate by Rajesh Geria
ACEP Sonoguide Nerve Blocks
ACEP Sonoguide Abscess I&D Page by Brian Euerle

SAEM Academy of EUS Narrated Lectures

Ultrasound Guided Procedures: Lumbar Puncture, Paracentesis, and Thoracentesis by Negean Vandordaklou
Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Lines by Jennifer Martin
Ultrasound Guided Central Venous Access by Arun Nagdev
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