Podcast #116 – POCUS Improves Patient Understanding and Satisfaction

Continuing in our month long discussion of point of care ultrasound (POCUS), we move to talking about patient understanding and satisfaction.  This is all in conjunction with Practical POCUS which will be having courses at the end of this year.  ​We have previously heard that the use of bedside ultrasound has helped with patient satisfaction, but a recent

Another Inadequate Paper Published on Triage ECGs, whose Conclusions Need Scrutiny.

This paper was just published: Noll S. et al.  The utility of the triage electrocardiogram for the detection of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.  Am J Emerg Med 36(10):1771-1774.  October 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0735675718300974 In this paper, in a department in which they state they have only 50 STEMI per year, they looked at only 8 days worth