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.
Live scanning during the first lecture: pleural and lung ultrasound. 3 screen setup in Auditorium A – courtesy of Matt Krawecki in CSTAR.
Dr. Mayo demonstrating DVT scanning.
Drs Granton and Borger putting on a edutaining demo of vascular access with the “creep” technique for precise needle tip control.
Dr. Nathan Ludwig, anesthesia resident, serving as faculty carefully overseeing precise lung ultrasound technique.
Dr. Samir Raza, guest faculty from Hamilton, flexing some A line, pleural sliding muscle during an important teaching moment.
Dr. Chris Lee, emergency medicine resident, engaging his learners in lung ultrasound technique.
Standardized patient initially frightened he had B lines in this photo was rapidly reassured of his bilateral A line profile demonstrated by this skilled participant.
Hands on vascular access session concurrent with hands-on scanning.
How big is that pleural effusion? Leeper and Mayo discuss the value of this approximation technique.
Dr. Borger (near field) and Dr. Ahsan (far field) teaching hands-on GCCUS
Nasty consolidation being emphasized with striking image and gifted speaker Dr Leeper
The professor and godfather, Dr. Mayo, reflective, during image interpretation.
Special guest faculty Dr Leeper driving group discussion in the image interpretation session.
Dr. Mayo – keynote address about the past, present and future of CCUS.
Dr. Arntfield under the gun: challenged by Dr. Mayo to perform a whole body ultrasound in less than 5 minutes in front of 150 people in UH auditorium A.
Drs Millington and Thompson covering general critical care ultrasound image interpretation – nasty DVT on the screen!
A competitive moment between Drs. Arntfield and Mayo with regard to rivaling textbooks (note to reader: not real rival text book as Dr. Arntfield’d book is clearly superior with whole body, omnispecialty scope!).
Real time connection to Montreal with Dr. Yanick Beaulieu who demonstrated critical care echo in action in his ICU using his novel software called “Reacts”.
Drs. Hegazy and Mayo waxing about LV function in the grand auditorium with live model display.
Dr. Thompson, director of EM ultrasound, getting his teach on.
Panoramic shot of the 8th floor – one of 2 floors of hands on scanning at CSTAR.
Parasternal long axis. Need that hypothenar eminence on the chest for maximal stability though!
Cardiac image interpretation with Professor Mayo conducting.
Celebrity guest faculty Rob Leeper with his eye on the prize.
Dr. Bourke Tillman, EM and ICU resident, pushing his anesthesiologist learner to the next level!
Dr. Sean Doran, EM Ultrasound fellow, in action.
Cardiac image interpretation session in posh CSTAR multimedia theatre.
Hegazy at the helm – with expert results by participant Dr. M.
Dr. Alherbish imparting cardiac wisdom.
Dr. Alherbish getting very excited about a sucbostal 4 chamber view!
Dr. Lougheed and Mr. Kowelessar carefully observing newly acquired participant technique.
Rockin’ the apical 4.
Basic valvular assessment.
Happy faculty: Scott Millington, Rob Arntfield, Natalie Cram, Behzad Hassani, Travis Kowelessar (L:R)
Millington and Mayo