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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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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