An old mentor of mine liked to say "sometimes lungs are better seen than heard." While he was referring then to the good old fashioned chest xray, current literature clearly supports the use of bedside ultrasound as a valuable tool in evaluating the dyspneic patient. In this lecture, Dr. Jacob Avila discusses the use of the bedside ultrasound in detecting pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, congestive heart failure, and pneumothorax.
Presented at the Maine Medical Center Winter Symposium in March, 2017 at Sugarloaf Maine.
JACOB AVILA, MD
EM FELLOWSHIP CO-DIRECTOR OF ULTRASOUND
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Posted by Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD