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2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

The 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course will be offered August 20-21, 2015. This annual course is offered as the official course of our Critical Care training program and is attended by all critical care fellows.  Further, it will be the most comprehensive course offered in the country for the intensivist or resuscitative physician who seeks to acquired fundamental skills in the assessment of: -Thoracic and lung [...]

By | 2015-03-23T13:45:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education|Comments Off on 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Registration Now Open

The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

It is hard to believe that only one year ago we celebrated the success of the first ever Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium. This year’s symposium took place the weekend of August 23rd & 24th and was bigger and better than ever. […]

By | 2014-09-06T23:24:08+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 2014 Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Repeat Success!

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!

Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Twelve months ago, point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was an ill-defined concept for the majority of medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  It was a chance exposure to bedside ultrasound that inspired a group of students to team up with local champions to formally launch a POCUS interest group in September 2012.  The success of the interest group, which recruited 109 medical students [...]

By | 2013-08-26T21:28:36+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Education, Events, Featured, Medical Student Meetings, Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium|Comments Off on Western Medical Student Ultrasound Symposium: A Memorable Weekend!

Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

The point of care, critical care ultrasound (CCUS) program at Western University has become enabled with transesophageal echo (TEE) capability.  The arrival of new TEE transducers that function on the bedside, point of care machines in all our ICU’s will allow for expanded capabilities in properly trained hands.  With several Critical Care Western program faculty (as well as some fellows) being trained in TEE use, [...]

By | 2012-12-20T21:04:30+00:00 December 20th, 2012|Featured, News|Comments Off on Point of Care TEE Arrives in our ICU’s

Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

For the most recent academic session for the Critical Care Western fellows, the topic was critical care ultrasound (CCUS).  This opportunity was intended to provide overview of interesting recent cases from within our own program’s tickle trunk of great studies. This session was carried out over Google Hangout.  This was partly inspired by this recent international panel discussion and partly because we need to look at [...]

By | 2012-12-18T01:32:17+00:00 December 18th, 2012|Education, Google Hangouts|Comments Off on Critical Care Ultrasound – Qpath meets Google Hangout

POC Echo in PE

An international panel discussion. See below for a 45 minute panel discussion (hosted by Matt and Mike from Ultrasound Podcast) on the topic of POC ultrasound in the assessment and management of PE.  Was conducted and recorded using Google Hangout. Panel members include luminaries of the field including: Scott Weingart, Matt Dawson, Mike Mallin, Cliff Reid, Mike Stone As well, Western Sono’s own Rob Arntfield was [...]

By | 2012-11-02T20:22:13+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Education, Featured, Google Hangouts, News|Comments Off on POC Echo in PE

Case # 4: Post-op shortness of breath

By Rob Leeper, MD, FRCSC The Critical Care Outreach Team is called to asses a 64 year old male on the thoracic surgery floor complaining of increasing shortness of breath and hypotension. He is status post left upper lobectomy for non small cell lung cancer 1 year ago.  He has been re-admitted for workup of a possible recurrence in his mediastinal nodes. In the 24 [...]

By | 2018-02-24T23:20:08+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Cases, Featured|Comments Off on Case # 4: Post-op shortness of breath

Critical Care US for the EP

See below for the talk entitled "Critical Care Ultrasound for the Emergency Physician" where Dr. Rob Arntfield, in speaking to the ultrasound track at CAEP 2012 in Niagara Falls, speaks about the frequently referenced field of "critical care ultrasound" and how it differs and is similar to emergency point of care ultrasound.  Areas of growth for critical patients in the ED are reviewed, including lung [...]

By | 2012-09-11T21:12:10+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Education, Featured, Lectures, News|Comments Off on Critical Care US for the EP