Ben is Co-chief of the Division of Ultrasound at the University of Tennessee. He is the creator of Ultrasound of the Week where he posts weekly interesting ultrasound cases and teaching pearls. He has just launched SonoClipShare.com to securely share ultrasound archives for education & QA, a free cloud based PACS-like solution. Ben has created several tools to aid ultrasound directors: an app that de-identifies ultrasound clips and an M.mode.ify app that can create an M-Mode image from any clip post-hoc. Dr. Smith has completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and his interests include bedside echo, education innovations through computer coding, and photography.
SonoBYTE: Airway Ultrasound
Intubation is one of the most important procedures that we perform. There are many immediate and bedside methods of confirming tube placement, but we propose you try ultrasound. Here’s why: You can use US in real time to guide the intubation, Its got excellent accuracy and there’s no need to BVM the patient.