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 from our dedicated POCUS team.
Thanks to all that have participated, and special thanks to Cristiana Olaru, Behzad Hassani and Drew Thompson for this CME development.
Stay tuned for our next applications in the modular series.
This pocketcard is handed out at our annual emergency medicine ultrasound course held each July.
It highlights key points in scans for AAA, abdominal free fluid, pericardial effusions and the confirmation of intrauterine pregnancies.
Pocketcard – Emergency Basic Applications
If you wish to use non-digitally, I suggest you print double sided on to medium card stock and laminate.
It all starts with the basics!
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 Dr. Mirza Baig, our new Course Directors led a fun filled, education packed day for 28 new POCUS users with an industry-leading 2:1 student:instructor ratio.
A huge thank you to the organizing team, our Faculty Instructors and of course our models (who each endured dozens upon dozens of scans). Without all of this help the course would not be the annual success it has become.
Stay tuned for updates for our upcoming courses.
Dr. Hames has recorded a second chapter for the FAST component of our Point of Care Ultrasound Series.
This screencast spends more time on identifying potential errors leading to false negative and false positive studies.