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Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 – Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2013 Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open!  This year's course is the 4th annual offering from the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Western University.  With a multitude of excellent faculty and enthusiasm for CCUS higher than ever, this year's course promises to be the best yet. The course will run Aug 22-23 at London Health Science's top rate CSTAR facility. [...]

By | 2013-06-23T19:22:52+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 – Registration Now Open

Hydronephrosis Tutorial: Behzad Hassani

Dr. Behzad Hassani has authored the excellent tutorial below to guide you in the interpretation and gradation of hydronephrosis for point of care ultrasound assessment of the kidney.  Determining the presence or absence of hydro on renal sonography, particularly in the ED, may help you risk stratify patients with potential renal calculi and can rapidly narrow your differential diagnosis in patients with new renal failure [...]

By | 2013-04-30T13:04:43+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Tutorials|Comments Off on Hydronephrosis Tutorial: Behzad Hassani

Yanick Beaulieu talks on CCUS History and Need for Dissemination

Dr. Yanick Beaulieu speaks delivers the keynote address at the Canadian Critical Care Western Winter Workshop (C3W3) n Silverstar, BC about the history and future of critical care ultrasound in Canada as the delegates of the meeting prepare to discuss how to broadly and effectively disseminate and deliver education and high quality research in our Canadian critical care environment. [wpvideo 39s0gntl]

By | 2013-03-07T12:48:24+00:00 March 7th, 2013|Lectures, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Yanick Beaulieu talks on CCUS History and Need for Dissemination

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

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

Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

For the most recent academic session for the Critical Care Western fellows, the topic was critical care ultrasound (CCUS).  This opportunity was intended to provide overview of interesting recent cases from within our own program’s tickle trunk of great studies. This session was carried out over Google Hangout.  This was partly inspired by this recent international panel discussion and partly because we need to look at [...]

By | 2012-12-18T01:32:17+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Education, Google Hangouts|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

Ultrasound in Septic Shock: Flowsheet

Based on this fascinating trial and the outstanding work done by Antoine Vieillard Baron’s group, I (along with support from Pierre Kory of fame) came up with the below flowsheet to guide integration of ultrasound findings in septic shock patients. […]

By | 2012-11-27T11:15:18+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Education, Resources|Comments Off on Ultrasound in Septic Shock: Flowsheet