CCUS 2014: Biggest, best ultrasound course of its kind in Canada

23 Aug

As far as critical care and resuscitative ultrasound courses go – this is the most state of the art, progressive and star-studded faculty-loaded course of its kind in Canada and, dare we say, North America.  2 full days of critical care ultrasound with a flipped classroom format, minimal lecture time and, for those short lectures we did include, high tech 3 screen display.  The course also included a live session from Montreal demonstrating critical care echo, “in vivo” in the ICU environment on a real patient.

Some images of the course are below.  A tremendous achievement for the faculty, for the WesternSono program and a really excellent demonstration of the sophistication and organizational abilities of CSTAR – the hosting facility and personnel in the University Hospital teaching space.

Stay tuned for CCUS 2015: August 20th and 21st 2015 here in London.

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course

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The 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course will be offered August 20-21, 2015.

This annual course is offered as the official course of our Critical Care training program and is attended by all critical care fellows.  Further, it will be the most comprehensive course offered in the country for the intensivist or resuscitative physician who seeks to acquired fundamental skills in the assessment of:

-Thoracic and lung ultrasound
-Vascular access, including peripheral veins and arteries
-Assessment for DVT
-Critical Care Echocardiography including assessment of LV function, RV, pericardium, valves and IVC.

The course will be directed by Robert Arntfield.

Additional faculty, agenda and brochure will be announced closer to the course but for a sense of what is in store for you, see the images from the 2014 course.

If you have interest in attending this course please email Tammy.Mills@lhsc.on.ca who will be able to notify you when registration for this course opens early in 2015.

CCUS 2014 Course: This Week!

18 Aug

In a few short days, CCUS 2014 will be underway at University Hospital and CSTAR, boasting:

-the biggest course of its kind in Canada
-top names in the field as faculty
-2:1 participant to faculty ratio
-flipped classroom format permitting 10hrs over 2 days of practical instruction
-60 participants from multiple disciplines (CCM, IM, EM, anesthesia, cardiac surgery)

Faculty:

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Course Director: Rob Arntfield

Be sure to post about your experience as participant or faculty on social media using #ccus2014 !

 

 

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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