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

Lung Ultrasound – Interpreting the lung and pleural “signatures”

In follow up to the tutorial on lung ultrasound image acquisition, this tutorial reviews the essential "signatures" of lung and pleural ultrasound that guide image interpretation. Go ahead - take 20 minutes and unlock the power of lung ultrasound through this review of the 5 essential findings: 1.  Lung sliding (along with lung pulse, lung point) 2.  A lines 3.  B lines 4.  Consolidation 5. [...]

By | 2013-10-12T15:41:53+00:00 October 12th, 2013|Lung Ultrasound, Tutorials|Comments Off on Lung Ultrasound – Interpreting the lung and pleural “signatures”

Lung Ultrasound – Where do I put my probe?

For lung and pleural ultrasound the abundance of acoustic windows can be overwhelming.  Our approach here at Western (based on the literature, including the Blue Protocol) is a 4 point assessment of each hemithorax.  For more see this new tutorial created by Rob Arntfield.

By | 2013-06-30T14:09:45+00:00 June 30th, 2013|Tutorials, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lung Ultrasound – Where do I put my probe?

Hydronephrosis Tutorial: Behzad Hassani

Dr. Behzad Hassani has authored the excellent tutorial below to guide you in the interpretation and gradation of hydronephrosis for point of care ultrasound assessment of the kidney.  Determining the presence or absence of hydro on renal sonography, particularly in the ED, may help you risk stratify patients with potential renal calculi and can rapidly narrow your differential diagnosis in patients with new renal failure [...]

By | 2013-04-30T13:04:43+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Tutorials|Comments Off on Hydronephrosis Tutorial: Behzad Hassani

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

Qpath – Home Access

It is commonly asked how to get home access to Qpath.  Here's how: 1.  You must first have home access to the LHSC "VPN" via Juniper. (If you don't have this, it is not hard to get but you must first login to https://lh01.lhsc.on.ca from a WORK computer and go through the setup.) 2.  Access the start page where you should be greeted by the [...]

By | 2012-09-11T22:09:05+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Archiving (Qpath), Tutorials|Comments Off on Qpath – Home Access