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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 [...]

By | 2018-05-10T02:44:57+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Acquisitions, Bedside Training, Education, Trans-Esophageal Echo (TEE)|Comments Off on TEE Image Acquisition Tutorial

Critical Care Ultrasound Fellowship: Dr. Vincent Lau

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: [...]

By | 2018-03-25T03:46:22+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Critical Care Ultrasound Elective, Education|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound Fellowship: Dr. Vincent Lau

A Scanning Extravaganza at the Emergency Medicine POCUS Course 2016

The 2016 iteration of the Emergency Medicine - Introduction to POCUS Course  was another resounding success. With 30 amazing participants ranging from resident trainees in EM, Peds EM and Vascular surgery, community physicians and undergraduate students from across Canada, the day was bound to to be great. Concentrating on the fundamental applications, a flipped classroom and a 2:1 participant:instructor ratio allowed maximal probe time for [...]

By | 2016-07-08T10:29:19+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Courses, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Events|Comments Off on A Scanning Extravaganza at the Emergency Medicine POCUS Course 2016

POCUS Staff Sessions : Thoracic Module

We are excited to have our inaugural ED staff training module in Thoracic POCUS off to a great start! Over a dozen of our ED faculty have already participated in our mini hands on and image interpretation sessions, with more sessions to come. Armed with their new skills in lung sonography, our ED faculty trainees are now off scanning thoraces with online feedback and guidance [...]

By | 2016-06-17T02:30:13+00:00 June 17th, 2016|ED Bedside Training, Education, Events, Lung Ultrasound|Comments Off on POCUS Staff Sessions : Thoracic Module

Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course 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 [...]

By | 2017-12-28T18:54:04+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course 2016

POCUS in Fractures

A brief introduction to the use of POCUS in the management of fractures. Your new favorite tool makes it easy to identify them, adds certainty to your hematoma blocks and prevents the dreaded 'inadequate reduction' after your plaster has been applied. Highly recommended application! https://youtu.be/9Dd25I1b4_I

By | 2015-11-05T15:32:50+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on POCUS in Fractures

Energized Participants and Expert Faculty Make CCUS 2015 Another Winner

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 [...]

By | 2015-08-30T20:21:29+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education|Comments Off on Energized Participants and Expert Faculty Make CCUS 2015 Another Winner

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

The 6th annual Western University Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open for registration! The brochure for the course can be found here CCUS 2015 The 2 day course, directed by Dr. Rob Arntfield, is being held on August 20th and Aug 21st, 2015 at University Hospital in London, Ontario and is the biggest, most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada. It is ideal [...]

By | 2015-04-07T09:50:40+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

The 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course will be offered August 20-21, 2015. This annual course is offered as the official course of our Critical Care training program and is attended by all critical care fellows.  Further, it will be the most comprehensive course offered in the country for the intensivist or resuscitative physician who seeks to acquired fundamental skills in the assessment of: -Thoracic and lung [...]

By | 2015-03-23T13:45:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education|Comments Off on 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014

July 10th marked the third iteration of the ever-popular POCUS Introductory Course, hosted by the Division of Emergency Medicine. Featuring multi-disciplinary attendees from Emergency Medicine (CCFP, FRCP and Peds), General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Family Medicine, the scan-packed day was a great success. This year brought some new pre-course material and a revised format geared towards maximizing hands-on-probe time. Helmed by Dr. Behzad Hassani and [...]

By | 2014-07-12T07:44:36+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Bedside Training, Courses, ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Events|Comments Off on ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014