Emergency Intro Course – Basic Applications Pocketcard

21 Jul

This pocketcard is handed out at our annual emergency medicine ultrasound course held each July.

It highlights key points in scans for AAA, abdominal free fluid, pericardial effusions and the confirmation of intrauterine pregnancies.

Pocketcard - Emergency Basic Applications

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If you wish to use non-digitally, I suggest you print double sided on to medium card stock and laminate.

It all starts with the basics!



ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014

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July 10th marked the third iteration of the ever-popular POCUS Introductory Course, hosted by the Division of Emergency Medicine.

Featuring multi-disciplinary attendees from Emergency Medicine (CCFP, FRCP and Peds), General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Family Medicine, the scan-packed day was a great success. This year brought some new pre-course material and a revised format geared towards maximizing hands-on-probe time. Helmed by Dr. Behzad Hassani and Dr. Mirza Baig, our new Course Directors led a fun filled, education packed day for 28 new POCUS users with an industry-leading 2:1 student:instructor ratio.

A huge thank you to the organizing team, our Faculty Instructors and of course our models (who each endured dozens upon dozens of scans). Without all of this help the course would not be the annual success it has become.

Stay tuned for updates for our upcoming courses.


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CAEP Lecture – Ultrasound for Sepsis in the ED

27 Jun

Watch Rob Arntfield’s lecture on how and why ultrasound for use in Sepsis is as essential in 2014 as it has ever been.  In the wake of the PROCESS trial, protocols are de-emphasized and smart, good resuscitation is the name of the game.



Basic Applications – FAST Exam – Part II

20 Jun

Dr. Hames has recorded a second chapter for the FAST component of our Point of Care Ultrasound Series.

This screencast spends more time on identifying potential errors leading to false negative and false positive studies.

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2014 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

15 May

The 5th annual Western University Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open for registration!

The 2 day course, directed by Dr. Rob Arntfield, is being held on August 21st and Aug 22nd, 2014 at University Hospital in London, Ontario and is the biggest, most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada.  It is ideal for any clinician involved in resuscitation, such as intensivists, emergency physicians and anesthesiologists.

The course emphasizes resuscitative ultrasound in the following domains:

-critical care echocardiography
-lung and pleural ultrasound
-abdominal free fluid
-ultrasound guided vascular access (central, peripheral – incl PICC lines, arterial)

See images from last year’s course here.

The course is designed to maximize time spent engaged in practical skills like scanning or practicing image interpretation:

-exceptional participant to faculty ratio of 2:1 for bedside scanning instruction
-lecture content made available online for self-study before course (available 4 weeks ahead of course)
-on day of course: very brief lectures with live demonstration reviewing contents from pre-course lectures

Along with a star studded list of local Western University faculty, the course this year will host 2 excellent visiting faculty:

Dr. Paul Mayo – intensivist and the godfather of critical care ultrasound from NY, NY.  He needs no further introduction.

Dr. Scott Millington – intensivist, ACCP echo course leader, U of Ottawa critical care ultrasound director.

To register and for more details please go to this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/04q2bq

The course brochure can be downloaded here

Contact tammy.mills@lhsc.on.ca with any questions


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