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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+00:00July 12th, 2014|Bedside Training, Courses, ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Events|Comments Off on ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014

Basic Applications – FAST Exam – Part II

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.

By |2014-06-20T16:53:33+00:00June 20th, 2014|Basic Applications, Bedside Training, ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Lectures, Tutorials|Comments Off on Basic Applications – FAST Exam – Part II

Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Following its inaugural success, the Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will be held August 23-24th, 2014 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario. […]

By |2014-05-01T21:34:36+00:00May 1st, 2014|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration open for 2nd Annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium!

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Twelve months ago, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was an ill-defined concept for the majority of medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  It was a chance exposure to bedside ultrasound that inspired a group of students to team up with local champions to formally launch a POCUS interest group in September 2012.  The success of the interest group, which recruited 109 medical students [...]

By |2013-08-26T21:28:36+00:00August 26th, 2013|Education, Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Excitement surrounding the Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium is growing, with less than two weeks before the scanning begins.  Below are some quick facts on the national event, which is the first of its kind accessible to Canadian medical students across the country: To take place August 24 and August 25 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility at [...]

By |2013-08-11T20:25:01+00:00August 11th, 2013|Education, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News|Comments Off on Just Around the Corner: Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

The Point of Care Ultrasound Interest Group is pleased to announce that the first annual Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium will take place August 24 and 25, 2013 at the state of the art Canadian Surgical Technologies and Advanced Robotics facility in London, Ontario.   Nearly six months in the making and winner of the Hippocratic Council Innovator Grant, this educational initiative is the first of its kind in Canada.  Registration [...]

By |2013-04-22T16:03:34+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Education, Events, Medical Student Meetings|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium registration now open!

Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

We are pleased to launch a new educational resource in the form of this interactive learning module on the fundamentals of point of care ultrasound.  This module is appropriate for anyone new to the topic of point of care ultrasound, and we are hopeful it proves to be a solid foundation for further learning and hands-on training.   In addition to providing an overview of [...]

By |2013-02-24T18:05:52+00:00February 24th, 2013|Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on Ultrasound Fundamentals – self-directed learning module for ultrasound basics

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+00:00January 17th, 2013|Echo, Education, News, Tutorials|Comments Off on LV Function – anywhere, anytime, anyplace

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+00:00December 18th, 2012|Education, Google Hangouts|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout
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