Creator: Ben C. Smith, MD, FACEP
I am the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director of the University of Tennessee, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chattanooga, TN. I created this blog as a way to keep my residents thinking about bedside ultrasound throughout their training.
I am a junkie for the critically ill, so this blog will certainly have a lean toward that patient population. Frankly, this is where bedside ultrasound really shines. Sure, you can diagnose cholelithiasis and hydronephrosis with ultrasound… but you can also save lives. Visit the blog weekly or subscribe to improve your ability to treat the critically ill.
Contributor: Jacob Avila, MD, RDMS
I am an ultrasound fellow who is passionate about emergency medicine and have ultrasound coursing through my veins. Each shift I see how it helps me disposition my patients faster, guide their course in the ED, and save lives.
If I were stranded on a desert island and had only one ultrasound exam, it would be echo, hands down. However, I have the most fun with anything lung related. B-lines, pulmonary infarcts and pneumonias are some of my favorite things.
Contributor: Sally Graglia, MD, MPH
As a recent graduate of ultrasound fellowship with an interest in Global Health, Education, and Ultrasound, I gravitate toward low resource settings. Right now, I am thrilled to be based in Monrovia, Liberia, as the Ultrasound Education Director, teaching ultrasound through the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS).
Seeing ultrasound change management or improve care in low resource settings (and high resource settings for that matter!) is my jam. Making diagnoses (abdominal TB, right atrial cardiac mass, ruptured appendicitis, etc.) that you wouldn’t be able to make without an ultrasound machine and a little bit of know-how….. Makes. My. Day.
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