Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

We are pleased to launch a new educational resource in the form of this interactive learning module on the fundamentals of point of care ultrasound.  This module is appropriate for anyone new to the topic of point of care ultrasound, and we are hopeful it proves to be a solid foundation for further learning and hands-on training.   In addition to providing an overview of [...]

By | 2013-02-24T18:05:52+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

LV Function – anywhere, anytime, anyplace

The point of care ultrasound revolution has brought a renaissance to providers of resuscitative care:  No longer is determination of shock something that requires invasive monitoring (e.g. Swan Ganz) or an ICU admission.  Instead, with good image acquisition and image interpretation skills, point of care echo can answer this question anywhere in the hospital - the ED, the ward, the ICU and, the CT scanner [...]

By | 2013-01-17T10:04:12+00:00 January 17th, 2013|Echo, Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on LV Function – anywhere, anytime, anyplace

By the Numbers – ED Ultrasound Usage in November 2012

November 2012 was an active month for ultrasound usage across the three academic sites (Victoria Hospital – Emergency Department, University Hospital – Emergency Department, St. Joseph’s Health Care – Urgent Care Centre) covered by the Division of Emergency Medicine.  A total of 837 studies were performed and archived in November 2012.  Roughly 40 percent of studies were performed by physicians training to become competent in [...]

By | 2012-12-23T11:41:57+00:00 December 23rd, 2012|News|Comments Off on By the Numbers – ED Ultrasound Usage in November 2012

Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

The point of care, critical care ultrasound (CCUS) program at Western University has become enabled with transesophageal echo (TEE) capability.  The arrival of new TEE transducers that function on the bedside, point of care machines in all our ICU’s will allow for expanded capabilities in properly trained hands.  With several Critical Care Western program faculty (as well as some fellows) being trained in TEE use, [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:04:30+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

Enthusiasm High at Medical Student Event

First and second year medical students participated in a successful abdominal ultrasound workshop hosted by the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group on December 10 at University Hospital.  The event was well attended and feedback from students was extremely positive.  Big thanks to Mike Clemente (Meds 2015) and Evan Ailon (Meds 2016) for planning the session and also to Drs. Rob Arntfield, Drew Thompson and [...]

By | 2012-12-11T21:01:53+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Events, Medical Student Meetings, News|Comments Off on Enthusiasm High at Medical Student Event

Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group: December FOCUS on POCUS

The next meeting of the FOCUS on POCUS branch of the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group will be held on Tuesday Dec 11th at noon.  Location TBD but will try and put it at UH this time.  Will send another announcement a week before with the location.  The focus for this session will be false positive exams but will also feature the usual smorgasbord [...]

By | 2012-11-05T21:41:50+00:00 November 5th, 2012|Events, FOCUS on POCUS, News|Comments Off on Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group: December FOCUS on POCUS

POC Echo in PE

An international panel discussion. See below for a 45 minute panel discussion (hosted by Matt and Mike from Ultrasound Podcast) on the topic of POC ultrasound in the assessment and management of PE.  Was conducted and recorded using Google Hangout. Panel members include luminaries of the field including: Scott Weingart, Matt Dawson, Mike Mallin, Cliff Reid, Mike Stone As well, Western Sono’s own Rob Arntfield was [...]

By | 2012-11-02T20:22:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Education, Featured, Google Hangouts, News|Comments Off on POC Echo in PE

Critical Care US for the EP

See below for the talk entitled "Critical Care Ultrasound for the Emergency Physician" where Dr. Rob Arntfield, in speaking to the ultrasound track at CAEP 2012 in Niagara Falls, speaks about the frequently referenced field of "critical care ultrasound" and how it differs and is similar to emergency point of care ultrasound.  Areas of growth for critical patients in the ED are reviewed, including lung [...]

By | 2012-09-11T21:12:10+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Education, Featured, Lectures, News|Comments Off on Critical Care US for the EP

Danny Peterson, MD, PhD, RDMS

Dr. Danny Peterson, a PGY5 in the Royal College Emergency Medicine program at Western University, has carried out a senior specialty year in point of care ultrasound at Western and LHSC over the past 12 months.  Dr. Peterson crafted this innovative and dedicated year of training and scholarship to overlap with his emergency medicine training in order to achieve expanded competence in point of care [...]

By | 2012-08-04T17:13:33+00:00 August 4th, 2012|News|Comments Off on Danny Peterson, MD, PhD, RDMS