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Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course – Registration OPEN!

24 Feb

The 8th Annual Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course is now OPEN for registration.

http://www.resus.us

The 2 day course (with the option of a 3rd half-day) is being held on August 16th, 17th (and 18th) 2017 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 ultrasound enriched simulation experience run by our local sim experts.

NEW this year – we have a new “retention” package that is looking to help those physicians working without much ultrasound mentorship to retain their skills after the course through regular video conference sessions for the year following our course.  Be sure to check out all the different registration options on our course website.173A4905

2016 Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course – A Resounding Success

26 Aug

With 72 learners, 25 faculty and 2.5 days of high intensity, resuscitative ultrasound training, the 2016 CRUS course outdid itself even this year.  In addition to the usual features of the course like a flipped classroom curriculum (eliminating lectures altogether), 5 hours a day of practical training and a 2:1 learner to trainer bedside ratio, this course offered a new general simulation station (ultrasound integrated, of course), star studded local, national and international faculty and a showcase of the newest and most innovative ultrasound techniques and equipment.  Also, this year, lunchtime Kahoot sessions and an optional third day was added to address the growing interest in learning advanced echocardiographic techniques to be applied at the point-of-care were exciting additions to our program.

A huge thank you to all those learners, faculty, vendors and staff (esp the CSTAR staff and Rebecca Rondinelli) for making this a memorable experience!

This scale of course can only happen once a year so mark your calendars for the 2017 course which will take place on August 17 and 18 2017.  Keep tabs on this website for announcements or, if you would like to be emailed when course registration for 2017 opens, please email Tammy Mills at tammy.mills@lhsc.on.ca

 

For some snaps of the course this year, see our gallery below.

Critical Care Ultrasound Fellowship: Dr. Vincent Lau

8 Jul

CCUS Fellowship

Critical Care Western and the Critical Care Ultrasound Program are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Vincent Lau, FRCPC (internal medicine and critical care) is the new critical care ultrasound fellow!

Dr. Lau will embark on a 6 month fellowship here at Western designed to position him as a national leader in the performance and oversight of critical care ultrasound.  In particular, Dr. Lau will focus on:

-advanced scanning techniques (including advanced cardiac, TEE and TCD scanning)
-creation of educational content for this website and social media
-contributing to book chapters and ongoing POCUS research
-co-directing the annual Resuscitative Ultrasound Course
-supervising the critical care ultrasound “POCUS” rotation
-conducting quality assurance on the daily scans carried out in both the citywide ICU’s

We are delighted to have Dr. Lau in the program.

About the Critical Care Ultrasound Fellowship:

The only fellowship of its kind, the CCUS fellowship is designed to support the development of critical care physicians in to leaders in the emerging sub-specialty of critical care ultrasound.  Scanning techniques, scholarly activity (research, educational content development and book chapters) as well as program management (quality assurance, administration and curriculum design) are the prevailing themes of the fellowship.  For a full description of the fellowship, see this document.

If you are interested in the fellowship please contact Dr. Robert Arntfield for more details.

 

 

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:

Paul Mayo (Northwell University, NYC)
Bret Nelson (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYC)
Seth Koenig (Northwell University NYC)
Vicki Noble (Harvard University, Boston)
Scott Millington (University of Ottawa)
Brian Buchanan (University of Alberta)
Aws Alherbish (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.

Energized Participants and Expert Faculty Make CCUS 2015 Another Winner

30 Aug

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!