Patients presenting with undifferentiated shortness of breath is a common diagnostic conundrum in the ED. Increasingly patients have multiple chronic respiratory conditions to further muddy the murky waters.
Lung Ultrasound isn't a magic bullet but it is another string to our diagnostic bow. Here's some great #FOAMed resources to get yourself LearnED in Lung Ultrasound.
First the Skeptic's Guide to Emergency Medicine (thesgem.com) reviews a very recent paper on whether doctors can use B-lines to diagnose pulmonary oedema in the ED after a thirty minute training session.
visit thesgem.com or subscribe to the podcast to keep up to date and also improve your critical appraisal skills.
Next, from ultrasoundpodcast.com heres some excellemt tutorials to get your skills up to speed.
Finally EMcurious.com have an Ultrasound leadership academy blog series which has a great lung ultrasound introduction: