Inbar S.Y. Plaut, MD; Zachary W. Binder, MD – Intraosseous (IO) line placement can be a life-saving procedure in the management of critically ill patients. Confirmation of correct IO line placement can be difficult. Prior studies have examined the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) to confirm IO line placement by using power Doppler over bone to detect flow within the intraosseous space. This case illustrates a novel use of POCUS in which agitated saline is visualized within the right heart as a means of confirming correct IO placement.
Reshma Sabnani, MD; Celia S. Willard, MD; Carolina Vega, MD; Zachary W. Binder MD – Pediatric residency programs often do not include a point of care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. We analyzed a novel POCUS curriculum for pediatric residents that incorporated an online question bank (QB), in addition to a traditional teaching model of didactic instruction and hands-on learning experience.