Dustin Slagle, MD

EMRA Critical Care Committee Vice Chair, 2021-23

Residency: ChristianaCare
Medical school: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Ultrasound is a powerful tool in the emergency department for the estimation of left ventricular ejection fractions. E-Point Septal Separation is a good way to obtain these measurements, but what if t
The need for a central line is commonplace in the emergency department and critical care units. When deciding which of the three typical sites (internal jugular, femoral, and subclavian) to choose for
Obtaining arterial access is a common procedure in both emergency medicine and in critical care. It's a good idea to become familiar with the axillary artery as an alternative location for placement o
Undifferentiated patients showing signs of shock have a high mortality rate. The Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension (RUSH) Exam is a protocolized ultrasound exam that can be done in minutes to
Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) can provide a point of care ultrasound assessment of right ventricular function. Although there are many emerging applications for this measurement,
Cardiac tamponade is a critical emergency department diagnosis, but it can be a difficult diagnosis to make based on physical exam alone. Clinical signs of tamponade are often late findings and can be
This EMRA Critical Care Committee Deep Dive will review the current available literature on targeted temperature management for cardiac arrest.
Velocity time integral (VTI), also called stroke distance, is an ultrasound measurement that can help the emergency medicine provider guide both differentials and treatment. Here we will focus on its
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy