Emergency Medicine POCUS Series Fundamentals Please click here for a module covering point-of-care ultrasound basics by Dr. Rob Arntfield https://vimeo.com/218103744 Abdominal Aorta https://youtu.be/HAX7d3EMveg Abdomen https://youtu.be/orL-bSlwBTA https://youtu.be/E6J06ta07QA https://youtu.be/X_Ui91kjfag Female Pelvis https://youtu.be/jgyYftAAQgk https://youtu.be/By8TPKMRfdc https://youtu.be/Ww-_VGPlqdo Cardiac https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9GG3fiZpGshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9GG3fiZpGs https://youtu.be/rzBoRbuc4-0 Your Content Goes Here http://www.aesplin.com/tee-howtoscan/#Menu Cardiac POCUS Hi all,I wanted to forward another free resource for your [...]
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This is 54 yo M who presented for an elective surgery. On POD # 0 he became tachycardic with subjective dyspnea and hypotension progressing into a PEA arrest. ROSC was quickly obtained with typical ACLS and he was placed on life support and transferred to the ICU for further management. A CTPA was negative, and his EKG was unremarkable with no evidence of coronary ischemia. On POD # 1 he remained hemodynamically unstable, and given very poor transthoracic windows, the decision was made to perform a TEE. Have a look at the images and Doppler information below. Is there a finding that may explain the etiology of his arrest? What would your recommendation be to the treating team?
Advanced Critical Care Ultrasound Quantitative Assessment Resource DisclaimerQuantitative measurements are generally de-emphasized for POCUS applications. When quantitative measures are used, we are more closely approximating diagnostic level echocardiographic standards and thorough training is generally required. This resource is meant to assist the advanced critical care ultrasound clinician by providing a summary of some core normal/abnormal values, equations and review [...]
Hi POCUS enthusiasts, We set a new record with >65 participants in last week's case voting. Unfortunately this will be our last COTW/COTG until we are back in action in early April. For all those who haven't signed up for automatic distribution do it now by going to westernsono.ca and filling in your name and email address. This will be the last email reminder! Now let's jump into [...]
Critical Care Ultrasound Fellows Current Fellows Matt grew up in Nova Scotia before heading to Ontario in 2003. He completed his MSc. in Physical Chemistry in 2009 before switching gears and entering the world of medicine. Matt completed his residency in Emergency Medicine and Fellowship in Critical Care at Queen’s University before [...]
Hi POCUS enthusiasts,Thanks again to the more than 20 participants in the online voting for last week's case! For those who have yet to sign up, just go to westernsono.ca and insert your name and email into the text box on the right side of the webpage. Then get ready to flex your POCUS muscles and post your answers/votes. Or click here to access the case directly: https://westernsono.ca/category/cases/ The [...]
A 42 year old female is admitted with ARDS and a pleural POCUS is performed. Due to difficulties identifying lung sliding, M-mode was used to evaluate for pneumothorax. Based on this image, does the patient has a pneumothorax? What is the 2D ultrasound image correlate of the vertical areas as shown by the arrows?
Hi POCUS people, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Remembrance Day weekend. Here in London we got our first sprinkling of snow, which was highly exciting for this Vancouverite. Bring on the holiday season! The Case This case comes to us from Dr Heather Hames from our fantastic ED POCUS contingent. This was an elderly gentleman who presented with weakness, falls, and [...]
Morning POCUS pals, Hope you're all gearing up to enjoy some serious hocus-pocus this Hallowe'en! The Case This was a 70-something gentleman who was received in the ICU after an intra-operative arrest during an orthopedic surgery for a hip fracture with an intramedullary hip screw. Given that clinical context, and the clips below, what might have occurred to cause his arrest? [...]
It's the end of the block here at Western, so big thanks to our rotators - John Landau, Nick Packer, and Matt White - for a fantastic month of ultrasound learning. The Case I give you "A Tale of Two Kidneys." This week we have renal scans from two separate, unrelated patients; but both have interesting findings. What do you see? [...]