Blinded by the Light

75yo Female presents to the ED with sudden onset right visual loss.   Denies flashes/floaters and has no history of stroke/TIAs in the past.  She denies any symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis. Pt has a past history: Cataracts but no surgery.  Wears glasses for reading. Hypertension Type 2 Diabetes Atrial fibrillation - on Xarelto. Non-smoker. … Continue reading Blinded by the Light

POCUS Departmental Survey

A survey recently was conducted about the use of point of care ultrasound and regarding the skill set within the department and future learning.  The following is a breakdown of the respondents. Accreditation: About half the respondents have completed a formal accredited ultrasound course (majority being consultants).   For more information about courses and when … Continue reading POCUS Departmental Survey