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 [...]
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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? [...]
Greetings POCUS people! The weather finally seems to have calmed down (this westcoast girl has been sweltering in the humidity - bring on the rain!), the leaves are turning, and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes fills the air. It's officially fall - a whole new season of POCUS goodness. The Case This is a 69-year old male post-PEA arrest admitted with [...]
Happy Monday POCUS enthusiasts! First off - as Dany mentioned last week, his time with us has sadly ended and I'll be taking the reins as the sole POCUS fellow and COTW curator. I don't expect to be able to match his level of Dad jokes (he did write the answers to last week's COTW below, for those of you needing one last plethora [...]
The last week of August is here already so get your whites out before they go out of fashion (done this mean I need to drop my gain after labor day?). If you're feeling that pre long weekend prostration the POCUS posse is here to help you power(doppler) through. The Case Our case of the week features a 63M admitted in the [...]
A blithesome beginning of the week my B-line chasing brethren (and sisteren?) Hopefully you've all returned home energized from the recent CRUS course and are ready to Make Artefacts Great Again! If you're still looking for a little extra inspiration, the COTW/COTG has you covered, so let's get down to business. The Case Our first case features a 69F admitted with SOB [...]