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Clip of the Week: May 15, 2018

Welcome to our newest rotators: Ali AlHarbi, Mike Beyea, and Zainab AlDuhalib who will be providing you with COTW material for Block 12. The Case:  Without any clinical context - can you guess what type of patient this clip might be from? What abnormalities can you spot? COTG: Same patient, what are we assessing for here? [...]

By | 2018-05-15T17:39:15+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

TEE Image Acquisition Tutorial

Rob Arntfield, MD, FRCPC and Atul Jaidka, MD, PGY2 takes us through the fundamentals of performing a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). This video uses a live demonstration to introduce probe manipulation, how to obtain different views, and how to landmark for these different views. The techniques being presented will help you in performing goal-directed TEE in critically ill patients, whether it be for visualizing valvular [...]

Clip of the Week: April 30, 2018

The Case: A 62M patient with ascites requires paracentesis. POCUS is performed to help landmark.  What do you think of these images? Is there ascites present? Is this a safe location to perform paracentesis? If not, why not? COTG: A patient post MVC with C-spine injury and tracheostomy. Here are an M-mode image and 2D clip of the diaphragm while on trach [...]

By | 2018-05-15T17:32:25+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Case of the Week|0 Comments

Clip of the Week: April 16, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to your weekly dose of POCUS (last week replaced by ultra-rounds). Before we get into the case I'd like to welcome our POCUS rotators for the month: Paul Cameron a CCW PGY4, and Erica Beatty a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident from Laval. I'd also like to Thank everyone who made it out to POCUS Jeopardy last Thursday! The Case:  A [...]

By | 2018-05-01T12:59:15+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: April 16, 2018

Clip of the Week: April 3, 2018

Before we get to this week's clip, I'd like to offer a brief congratulations to everyone who has completed the first step of their royal college examinations - including both of our current rotators Alice and Fu. This week we have some ED-POCUS team curated content. Not sure who took the clip, but thanks ED team! The Case: A 42M (was probably just minding [...]

By | 2018-04-16T15:16:34+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: April 3, 2018

Clip of the Week: February 22nd, 2018

The COTW:  A young male with a collagen-vascular disorder presents with shock. Here is one view from his POCUS, what do you think? Leave a comment below! Answer from Last week:  This young man has a very broken looking heart, and it wasn't because his true love crushed him on Valentine's day - he has a dilated cardiomyopathy.  Vince Lau, our POCUS alumnus and echo-aficionado [...]

By | 2018-04-03T13:12:25+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: February 22nd, 2018