Ultrasound for the Win! is a clinical case series led by Dr. Jeffrey Shih (@jshihmd) based on real Emergency Department cases where point-of-care ultrasound aided in the diagnosis or changed the management of a patient’s care.

This case series has been developed as a self-learning tool for students or residents that can be used as part of a curriculum in Emergency Medicine. The case-based format begins with a set of Learning Objectives and encourages the reader to develop a differential diagnosis after the presentation of a patient’s chief complaint and physical examination.

As the case progresses, ultrasound cineloops and images that were obtained at the bedside from real patients are showcased, which immerses the learner and brings the case to life. A Quality Assurance (QA) of the ultrasound clips are detailed, providing tips and techniques on improving image acquisition. Alongside the images, a detailed description and review of the current literature is discussed, and the reader learns how point-of-care ultrasound can narrow down the differential or provide a diagnosis, thus improving and expediting patient care. Finally, Take-Home Points are highlighted to reinforce important concepts and refer back to the case’s initial Learning Objectives.

Ultrasound for the Win! Emergency Medicine Cases: Volume 1 Book

The Ultrasound for the Win! book, available now on Amazon and the Apple iBooks Store is a compilation of real ultrasound cases that have been featured on the Ultrasound for the Win! Series. The cases highlight several interesting and often surprising findings seen on point-of-care ultrasound that may have otherwise been missed!

The paperback book and interactive e-book is geared towards anyone interested in learning more about point-of-care ultrasound, including medical students, residents, pre-hospital personnel, and physicians. It features Expert Peer-Review by physician leaders in the field of Point-of-Care Ultrasound including Dr. Chris Moore, Dr. Mike Mallin, Dr. Resa Lewiss, Dr. Mike Stone, and many more!

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List of Ultrasound for the Win! Cases:

21 07, 2017

ALiEM’s Greatest Hits for Interns: A Curated Collection of High-Yield Topics

greatest hits for interns

Congratulations, you’ve made it! On July 1, thousands of medical students across the country made the transition to becoming Emergency Medicine residents. It was a particularly competitive year for Emergency Medicine, with 99.7% of first-year spots filled despite a whopping 2,047 positions being offered in 2017 (up by 152 spots compared to last year).1 Now begins the most crucial 3 or 4 years of your medical training that will prepare you for the rest of your career in Emergency Medicine.

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12 07, 2017

Ultrasound for the Win! 53M with Right Index Finger Swelling #US4TW

2017-07-07T10:21:05+00:00

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management of a patient’s care or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 53-year-old man with history of diabetes mellitus presents with right index finger swelling.

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15 05, 2017

Ultrasound For The Win! – 20F with First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding #US4TW

2017-07-19T00:06:10+00:00

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management of a patient’s care or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 20-year-old woman presents with first-trimester vaginal bleeding.

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8 02, 2017

Ultrasound For The Win! – 46M with Diffuse Abdominal Pain #US4TW

2017-07-19T00:06:16+00:00

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management of a patient’s care or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 46-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents with diffuse abdominal pain.
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28 11, 2016

Ultrasound For The Win! Case – 40F with Fever, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath

2017-07-19T00:06:25+00:00

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the management of a patient’s care or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 40-year-old woman presents with a fever, chest pain, shortness of breath, cough, and generalized weakness.

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20 06, 2016

Ultrasound For The Win! – 63M with an Erythematous Abdomen #US4TW

2017-07-19T00:06:42+00:00

Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where bedside ultrasound changed the management or aided in the diagnosis. In this case, a 63-year-old man presents with a painful, warm, and erythematous area of his abdomen.

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