Articles tagged "Featured procedure"

In plane ultrasound-guided central line placement is preferred over out-of-plane technique

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A study from an urban EM residency program determined that in-plane ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization is superior to out-of-plane ultrasound-guided central line placement.

Video Laryngoscopy after Failed Intubation Attempt in the ER

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

After an initial failure, emergency department intubators were more successful with video laryngoscopy than with a direct laryngoscopy, regardless of which device was used initially.

Summary of AASLD Practice Guidelines on Cirrhotic Ascites - Paracentesis Indicated for all Hospitalized Patients

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

According to AASLD Practice Guidelines, all patients with cirrhotic ascites admitted to the hospital should have a diagnostic paracentesis to rule out spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP).

Bedside Ultrasound Increases the Success Rate for Difficult Lumbar Punctures

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The traditional landmark-guided needle lumbar puncture technique was first described by Heinrich Quincke in 1891 This technique utilizes the...

Ultrasound-guided Central Venous Access: Are Landmarks a Thing of the Past?

by Rick Rutherford, M.D., FAAFP

Ultrasound has improved the safety and efficiency of a wide range of procedures including ultrasound-guided central line insertion

Remember the Laryngeal Mask Airway When You Can’t Intubate!

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

As a hospitalist who also works in the ICU, I am often the first responder to respiratory emergencies. Frequently under these circumstances, you have a chaotic environment and a less than optimal environment to intubate a patient.