Images Tina Cullen, text Genevieve Carbonatto It is 10.00 pm and you get a BAT call. There has been a fight at the local pub and the ambulance are bringing in a 34 year old who has been stabbed in the chest. He is tachycardic and hypotensive, GCS 14. They will arrive in 10 minutes. Read more about Trauma – Haemopericardium[…]
Text and images Genevieve Carbonatto There is a BAT call. A young 35 year old has fallen from a 3 story building and essentially landed on his feet. He has extensive leg injuries and possible chest and abdominal injuries. BP 95/60 HR 110/min RR 25/min Saturating 96% on RA. He will hit your emergency department Read more about FAST – Focus on the RUQ – False +ve[…]
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto M mode Pneumothorax, stratosphere sign Right lung : Note absent lung sliding. If unsure in trauma change to linear probe to better visualise pleural line. Left lung: Note absent lung sliding.
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto Splenic laceration and fractured rib. Free fluid below and above the diaphragm. Note diaphragm separates the fluid which is below the diapgragm from that which is in the chest above it.
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto Free fluid in Morrison’s pouch Fluid in LUQ
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto Pedestrian vs car, ruptured spleen. Free fluid in Morrison’s pouch.
Images by Genevieve Carbonatto M mode shows stratosphere sign No lung sliding, left lung Lung sliding + occasional B lines , right lung