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 [...]
The Division of Emergency Medicine is pleased to announce the 2015 iteration of its annual introductory course in ED point of care ultrasound. This course will emphasize the “Fundamental 4″ views and 5 indications of point of care ultrasound in the ED and is aimed at practitioners who are beginning their pathway to competence in point of care ultrasound. The “Fundamental 4″ are: Abdominal : Presence [...]
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 [...]
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. 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.
FOR THE TRAINEE Review this prior to your basic portfolio (aka "IP") training sessions. FOR THE TRAINER For basic portfolio (aka "IP") trainers this document will be your review material prior to a bedside training session.