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 [...]
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.
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. [...]
Dr. Yanick Beaulieu speaks delivers the keynote address at the Canadian Critical Care Western Winter Workshop (C3W3) n Silverstar, BC about the history and future of critical care ultrasound in Canada as the delegates of the meeting prepare to discuss how to broadly and effectively disseminate and deliver education and high quality research in our Canadian critical care environment. [wpvideo 39s0gntl]
See the below tutorial on how to clear the hard drive of the Sonosite machines found in our hospital. A full hard drive can get in the way of your archiving and even slow down machine function. It is easy to do, just watch! [wpvideo Xi7pHCIf]