Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course 2016

27 Jan

Course logo 2016

The 7th annual Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course (formerly Critical Care Ultrasound Course) is now open for registration!

(download the brochure for the course here)

The 2 day course (with the option of a 3rd half-day) is being held on August 18th, 19th (and 20th) 2016 at the sophisticated CSTAR facility at University Hospital in London, Ontario.  This is the biggest and most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada. It is ideal for any clinician involved in resuscitation, such as intensivists, emergency physicians, anesthesiologists or internists.

In the core 2-day course, we emphasize resuscitative ultrasound in the following domains:

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

For those who wish to stay for the 3rd day, a half-day workshop will focus on more advanced echocardiographic techniques including:

-determination of stroke volume
-quantitative right sided assessment
-valvular assessmentBrochure for ccus 2016 Final
-goal directed TEE

 

Images from last year’s course:

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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 at least 8 weeks ahead of course)
-on day of course: very brief lectures with live demonstration reviewing contents from pre-course lectures
-Sono-social the first night of the course with dinner and live music!

Along with our talented local faculty, guest faculty this year include Drs. Scott Millington (University of Ottawa) and Brian Buchanan (University of Alberta).

To register and for more details please go to this link:  http://www.cvent.com/d/9fq0hg

The brochure for the course can be found here

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

POCUS in Fractures

5 Nov

A brief introduction to the use of POCUS in the management of fractures. Your new favorite tool makes it easy to identify them, adds certainty to your hematoma blocks and prevents the dreaded ‘inadequate reduction’ after your plaster has been applied. Highly recommended application!

2015 Western Student Ultrasound Symposium

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Once again, students from across Canada came to London’s own CSTAR facility for the 3rd Annual Western Student Ultrasound Symposium. Focusing on basic principles and techniques of Point-of-Care Ultrasound, the Western Student Ultrasound Symposium strives to provide medical students with exposure and training with beside ultrasound.

The highlight of the weekend was once again the SonoGames, where our participants showed off their new-found abilities in an impressive display of knowledge and aptitude with the ultrasound probe.

The Symposium organizers would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to our instructors, to CSTAR, to our volunteer patient models, and to our attendees for making the weekend such an enjoyable experience!”

Energized Participants and Expert Faculty Make CCUS 2015 Another Winner

30 Aug The "echo extravaganza" of live stream from the Montreal ICU (see below).

Critical Care Western’s highly successful, annual critical care ultrasound course was held on August 20th and 21st 2015.  The 6th iteration of the course offered a record-breaking 72 participants the opportunity to be trained in the application of critical care ultrasound and critical care echocardiography.  Using a flipped classroom approach, where 5 hours of lecture content is given ahead of time (online), the course offers 10 hours of practical training in image acquisition and interpretation.

See pictures from the course here.

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An additional highlight of the course this year was the live stream of an in vivo critical care echocardiogram from Montreal.  Highlighting a new software program called Reacts, this session was able to bring our audience of 100 faculty and particpants to the bedside in an ICU to interpret real time, echo images.  Simply outstanding.

Clips here recorded from Reacts (poor audio from our London end due to being in an auditorium)

A review of the basic cardiac views and 3D perspectives using “assets” in the Reacts platform:


Echopalooza with real time critical care echo in Montreal streaming to our participants in London:


Interested in next year’s course?  It will be August 18, 19 2016.  Please email Tammy at tammy.mills@lhsc.on.ca to express your interest and to reserve a spot.  The course is full every year with a wait list so don’t wait!

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

7 Apr

The 6th annual Western University Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open for registration!

The brochure for the course can be found here CCUS 2015

The 2 day course, directed by Dr. Rob Arntfield, is being held on August 20th and Aug 21st, 2015 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, general internists 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)
-DVT

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
-Sono-social the first night of the course with dinner and live music!

Along with our talented local faculty, guest faculty this year include Drs. Bret Nelson (Mt Sinai, NYC), Pierre Kory (U of Wisonsin) and Scott Millington (U of Ottawa).

To register and for more details please go to this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/k4qtc2

The brochure for the course can be found here CCUS 2015

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

 

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