Sono-iBook: Intro to Bedside Ultrasound – great chapters/images/videos – Volume 1& 2 in iTunes! #FOAMed

LLLLLLLLet’s get ready to UltraSoooooooouuuuuuuuund!!!! It’s what we have all been waiting for! It’s finally here! Weighing at a meager zero pounds (since it’s on the iPAD, oh yeah!), another amazing product of Drs. Mike Mallin and Matt Dawson of ultrasoundpodcast fame, and authors including experts in bedside ultrasound from around the world (and little ole’ me too). I’d like to present the SECOND volume of the Introduction of Bedside Ultrasound ! And, as Mike and Matt say it best, “If you already own Volume 1….” (which include topics in basic ultrasound applications & more filled with visual image and video clip tutorials – unlike any other “text”book that you have ever owned!) “…..this is much better.  If you don’t yet own Volume 1….they’re equal…..get them both.” – Yes, trust me, you will not be disappointed. You can also get Volume 1 on inkling chapter by chapter purchasing ability where you can read it on your iPHONE too!)Take your iPAD to the bedside, place it on the ultrasound machine, or both to help guide your ultrasound education and that of others! Volume One pics:

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 12.03.13 PMScreen Shot 2013-05-17 at 12.03.21 PM

Volume Two involves topics on TEE (which is an up and coming application of bedside ultrasound in cardiac arrest), MSK, Right Heart, EMS, Medical Education, Gallbladder, more Nerve Blocks (that’s where I come in..heehee :), PIV, Soft Tissue, DVT, Appy, Peds, Diastology, and much more!  364 pages of interactive content, with HOURS of video demonstrations and tutorials. – doesn’t that make you drool!?! In volume two picture: …do you know what technique that is? you will…

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 12.03.33 PM

To hear them speak on it, and to get a taste of perfection, go here.

Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 12.03.24 PM and Screen Shot 2013-05-17 at 12.03.28 PM

SonoEvents: SonoGames, Castlefest2013, and the FREE Intro to Bedside Ultrasound iBook #FOAMed

This SonoGift is amazing! I could have sworn that I sent this earlier (and I think i did on Twitter and Facebook), but for whatever reason, it is in my blog’s draft folder, and I was shocked! – How dare I keep this away from everyone who follows SonoSpot?!!!! So, I apologize… from the bottom of my subxiphoid window (…ha! yes i know, I have many of them). If you’re getting this for the second time, then take it as a friendly reminder of how awesome the UltrasoundPodcast guys are to provide this amazing gift to everyone to learn the up-to-date info on bedside ultrasound applications… for free. Now, if you are getting this for the first time, you are going to LOVE it….. Why? Well, first off, it’s free (did I say that already?). And, if that wasnt enough, it’s the pdf version of the AWESOME iPAD download-able iBook (also found here chapter by chapter purchasing on inkling that can also been read on iPHONE) of Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound from the UltrasoundPodcast crew, with chapters written by so many of my friends. If you purchase the iPAD version (for pretty cheap, if you ask me) (including the iPAD mini and retina display), you can view all the clips and videos placed by the authors/experts in bedside ultrasound – which truly makes it the best “book” on bedside ultrasound that I know. It’s worth it.

You know what else Im excited about? SonoGames Part Deux at SAEM – this time, our crew is going to make it after the first round!!! You all better watch out! A sneak peak at SonoGames last year by the serious yet humorous, heavy yet light, good yet talented UltrasoundPodcast and their hilarious interviews:

Oh, and did I mention Castlefest2013????!! Im so excited to join them at CastleFest2013 – ultrasound, castles, wine, and festivities?—what more could a Sonogirl ask for?! You can even be there virtually! Yes, they did think of everything.

SonoTexts: JAMA review on ultrasound texts – and a list of some of the best

I was flipping through the most recent issue of JAMA and noticed 2 book reviews in the end, both of which had to do with point-of-care ultrasound – yes! Its probably the only thing that would stop me in mid-bite of my midnight snack. One of the books highlighted is by Hadzic, a regional anesthesia book which recently added a section on US-guided nerve blocks – hot topic these days as has been well studied and taught by Mike Stone, Arun Nagdev, and others. Of course, the review done by Chris Moore about Chris Fox’s book, Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound was what got my attention: quite matter of fact about point-of-care ultrasound, which I appreciate. I loved that Chris Fox’s book is highlighted in JAMA. Period. Disclaimer: I am biased as he is the one who made me into an US believer during my residency at UC Irvine, and was the first SonoFiler I wrote about – great guy and good friend.

My favorite part of the review:

Continue reading