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CCUS 2014: Biggest, best ultrasound course of its kind in Canada

As far as critical care and resuscitative ultrasound courses go - this is the most state of the art, progressive and star-studded faculty-loaded course of its kind in Canada and, dare we say, North America.  2 full days of critical care ultrasound with a flipped classroom format, minimal lecture time and, for those short lectures we did include, high tech 3 screen display.  The course also [...]

By | 2014-08-23T21:53:47+00:00 August 23rd, 2014|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CCUS 2014: Biggest, best ultrasound course of its kind in Canada

CCUS 2014 Course: This Week!

In a few short days, CCUS 2014 will be underway at University Hospital and CSTAR, boasting: -the biggest course of its kind in Canada -top names in the field as faculty -2:1 participant to faculty ratio -flipped classroom format permitting 10hrs over 2 days of practical instruction -60 participants from multiple disciplines (CCM, IM, EM, anesthesia, cardiac surgery) Faculty: Course Director: Rob Arntfield Be sure [...]

By | 2014-08-18T13:16:06+00:00 August 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CCUS 2014 Course: This Week!

CAEP Lecture – Ultrasound for Sepsis in the ED

Watch Rob Arntfield's lecture on how and why ultrasound for use in Sepsis is as essential in 2014 as it has ever been.  In the wake of the PROCESS trial, protocols are de-emphasized and smart, good resuscitation is the name of the game.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ULeMplfpQ&w=640&h=480]  

By | 2014-06-27T09:37:44+00:00 June 27th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CAEP Lecture – Ultrasound for Sepsis in the ED

2014 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

The 5th annual Western University Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open for registration! The 2 day course, directed by Dr. Rob Arntfield, is being held on August 21st and Aug 22nd, 2014 at University Hospital in London, Ontario and is the biggest, most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada.  It is ideal for any clinician involved in resuscitation, such as intensivists, emergency [...]

By | 2014-05-15T11:19:20+00:00 May 15th, 2014|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2014 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

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+00:00 May 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!

Ultrasound Recap Jan 2014

We hold our monthly ultrasound rounds ("UltraRounds") on the last Monday of each block where we review interesting cases from the month.  As the timing and location does not work for all, I have attempted to do a brief recap of some of our discussion and interesting cases yesterday.  Enjoy and hope to see you at the next session on March 10, 2014. [wpvideo w2JptpyL]

By | 2014-02-11T12:14:51+00:00 February 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ultrasound Recap Jan 2014

TEE in the Emergency Department

The transesophageal approach echocardiography has numerous advantages for those providing resuscitation to the critically ill, including those with cardiac arrest.  While the transthoracic approach is often quite useful, quality images in ventilated patients are more challenging.  Thus, the reliable, high quality image acquisition of TEE is very attractive for the resus room.  It is, however, the continuous nature of TEE - due to the probe [...]

By | 2013-11-14T22:54:51+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on TEE in the Emergency Department

Before and After

One of the distinct advantages of point of care ultrasound is the ease of repeatability.  This, along with the value of $1000 in tPA in reducing somebody's intermediate term likelihood of developing thromboembolic disease associated pulmonary hypertension, is well captured here. [wpvideo N1nSWgHK]   This patient had a submassive PE - right heart strain in the absence of shock.  Literature would suggest the benefit of [...]

By | 2013-09-25T21:03:43+00:00 September 25th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Before and After

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?

Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 – Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2013 Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open!  This year's course is the 4th annual offering from the Division of Critical Care Medicine at Western University.  With a multitude of excellent faculty and enthusiasm for CCUS higher than ever, this year's course promises to be the best yet. The course will run Aug 22-23 at London Health Science's top rate CSTAR facility. [...]

By | 2013-06-23T19:22:52+00:00 June 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2013 – Registration Now Open