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POCUS in Fractures

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! https://youtu.be/9Dd25I1b4_I

By | 2015-11-05T15:32:50+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on POCUS in Fractures

2015 Western Student Ultrasound Symposium

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 [...]

By | 2015-10-02T12:15:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Events, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on 2015 Western Student Ultrasound Symposium

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

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 [...]

By | 2015-03-23T13:45:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education|Comments Off on 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

It is hard to believe that only one year ago we celebrated the success of the first ever Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium. This year’s symposium took place the weekend of August 23rd & 24th and was bigger and better than ever. […]

By | 2014-09-06T23:24:08+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Following its inaugural success, the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will be held August 23-24th, 2014 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario. […]

By | 2014-05-01T21:34:36+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Point of Care Ultrasound – An Overview for Medical Students

On August 24, Dr. Rob Arntfield kicked-off the inaugural Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium with this thought-provoking keynote address introducing participants to point of care ultrasound.  The talk begins with a compelling case presentation and ultimately delivers an interesting and slightly iconoclastic overview of the current state of affairs with point of care ultrasound, its relevance to medical training and how on earth we got here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvQCDep3iEg

By | 2013-09-03T22:11:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2013|Lectures, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound – An Overview for Medical Students

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Twelve months ago, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was an ill-defined concept for the majority of medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  It was a chance exposure to bedside ultrasound that inspired a group of students to team up with local champions to formally launch a POCUS interest group in September 2012.  The success of the interest group, which recruited 109 medical students [...]

By | 2013-08-26T21:28:36+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Education, Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Excitement surrounding the Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium is growing, with less than two weeks before the scanning begins.  Below are some quick facts on the national event, which is the first of its kind accessible to Canadian medical students across the country: To take place August 24 and August 25 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility at [...]

By | 2013-08-11T20:25:01+00:00 August 11th, 2013|Education, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News|Comments Off on Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Lung Ultrasound – Where do I put my probe?

For lung and pleural ultrasound the abundance of acoustic windows can be overwhelming.  Our approach here at Western (based on the literature, including the Blue Protocol) is a 4 point assessment of each hemithorax.  For more see this new tutorial created by Rob Arntfield.

By | 2013-06-30T14:09:45+00:00 June 30th, 2013|Tutorials, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lung Ultrasound – Where do I put my probe?

Google Hangout – Point-of-care Ultrasound in Medical Education

Last week, the medical student led Point-of-care Ultrasound Interest Group welcomed Drs. Robert Arntfield, Director of Critical Care Ultrasound and Co-Director of ED Ultrasound at Western, Drew Thompson, Co-Director of ED Ultrasound at Western, and Michael Woo, Director of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound at the University of Ottawa, for a live-recorded online event to discuss the future of ultrasound in medical education in Canada. Questions were [...]

By | 2013-05-27T11:43:37+00:00 May 27th, 2013|Events, Google Hangouts, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Google Hangout – Point-of-care Ultrasound in Medical Education