Articles tagged "ultrasound"

Ultrasound-guided Tube Thoracostomy Improves Optimal Insertion Site Selection

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

The optimal insertion site for tube thoracostomy is at the mid-axillary line in the triangle of safety. Ultrasound-guided localization of this site performed better than palpation

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

Ultrasound Usage in Fracture Diagnosis

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

Ultrasound is being used more frequently by emergency physicians to both diagnose bony fractures and also to confirm an adequate fracture reduction before splint placement. This study from Italy confirms that ultrasound has a very high sensitivity and specificity if used by experienced emergency physicians to diagnose hand fractures in children.