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Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound 2017

  The Division of Emergency Medicine is once again pleased to host its annual “Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound” course on July 6th, 2017. This course will emphasize  fundamental techniques in image acquisition and interpretation and  7 indications of point of care ultrasound in the ED. Course content is aimed at practitioners who are beginning their pathway to competence […]

By | 2017-11-22T16:20:17+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|ED Ultrasound Course, Events, Featured, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound 2017

Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound 2017

  The Division of Emergency Medicine is once again pleased to host its annual "Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound" course on July 6th, 2017. This course will emphasize  fundamental techniques in image acquisition and interpretation and  7 indications of point of care ultrasound in the ED. Course content is aimed at practitioners who are beginning their pathway to competence in point of care ultrasound. Topics covered will be: Abdominal [...]

By | 2017-12-28T18:56:10+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|ED Ultrasound Course, Events, Featured, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound 2017

Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound 2015

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 [...]

By | 2015-03-23T13:23:49+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Featured|Comments Off on Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound 2015

The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

It is hard to believe that only one year ago we celebrated the success of the first ever Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium. This year’s symposium took place the weekend of August 23rd & 24th and was bigger and better than ever. […]

By | 2014-09-06T23:24:08+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

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

Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 a Great Success

The 2013 Critical Care Ultrasound course was a tremendous success.  This 2 day course that took place over Aug 22-23 at CSTAR at University Hospital was regarded as the most successful course to date.  The sold out course lead 36 participants through lung and pleural ultrasound, vascular access and a full day of critical care echocardiography.  The course benefited from a deep roster of extremely [...]

By | 2013-08-25T07:43:04+00:00 August 25th, 2013|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Events, Featured|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 a Great Success

Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

The point of care, critical care ultrasound (CCUS) program at Western University has become enabled with transesophageal echo (TEE) capability.  The arrival of new TEE transducers that function on the bedside, point of care machines in all our ICU’s will allow for expanded capabilities in properly trained hands.  With several Critical Care Western program faculty (as well as some fellows) being trained in TEE use, [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:04:30+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

POC Echo in PE

An international panel discussion. See below for a 45 minute panel discussion (hosted by Matt and Mike from Ultrasound Podcast) on the topic of POC ultrasound in the assessment and management of PE.  Was conducted and recorded using Google Hangout. Panel members include luminaries of the field including: Scott Weingart, Matt Dawson, Mike Mallin, Cliff Reid, Mike Stone As well, Western Sono’s own Rob Arntfield was [...]

By | 2012-11-02T20:22:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Education, Featured, Google Hangouts, News|Comments Off on POC Echo in PE

Case # 4: Post-op shortness of breath

By Rob Leeper, MD, FRCSC The Critical Care Outreach Team is called to asses a 64 year old male on the thoracic surgery floor complaining of increasing shortness of breath and hypotension. He is status post left upper lobectomy for non small cell lung cancer 1 year ago.  He has been re-admitted for workup of a possible recurrence in his mediastinal nodes. In the 24 [...]

By | 2018-02-24T23:20:08+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Cases, Featured|Comments Off on Case # 4: Post-op shortness of breath

Critical Care US for the EP

See below for the talk entitled "Critical Care Ultrasound for the Emergency Physician" where Dr. Rob Arntfield, in speaking to the ultrasound track at CAEP 2012 in Niagara Falls, speaks about the frequently referenced field of "critical care ultrasound" and how it differs and is similar to emergency point of care ultrasound.  Areas of growth for critical patients in the ED are reviewed, including lung [...]

By | 2012-09-11T21:12:10+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Education, Featured, Lectures, News|Comments Off on Critical Care US for the EP