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Emergency Medicine : Intro Course 2018

The Division of EM is once again pleased to host its annual course “Introduction to ED Point of Care Ultrasound” Date: July 5th, 2018. Target Audience: Course content is aimed at practitioners who are beginning their pathway to competence in point of care ultrasound. This course will emphasize fundamental techniques in image acquisition and interpretation of 7 applications of point of care ultrasound in the ED. Topics covered [...]

By | 2018-05-10T02:43:42+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Basic Applications, Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course|Comments Off on Emergency Medicine : Intro Course 2018

Perioperative Ultrasound Western 2016: Empowering Anesthesiologists’ with Diagnostic Ultrasound.

The second annual Perioperative Ultrasound Western workshop was yet again, an unparalleled success. Engaging 23 participants, including anesthesiology residents, fellows, and practicing anesthesiologists from academic and community hospitals in South-Western Ontario, this year’s workshop took place over two full days (Dec 3 & 4, 2016) at CSTAR, University Hospital. The workshop was organized by the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Western University and [...]

By | 2017-11-28T14:37:17+00:00 December 28th, 2016|Perioperative Ultrasound Western|Comments Off on Perioperative Ultrasound Western 2016: Empowering Anesthesiologists’ with Diagnostic Ultrasound.

2016 Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course – A Resounding Success

With 72 learners, 25 faculty and 2.5 days of high intensity, resuscitative ultrasound training, the 2016 CRUS course outdid itself even this year.  In addition to the usual features of the course like a flipped classroom curriculum (eliminating lectures altogether), 5 hours a day of practical training and a 2:1 learner to trainer bedside ratio, this course offered a new general simulation station (ultrasound integrated, [...]

By | 2016-08-26T14:59:27+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course|Comments Off on 2016 Canadian Resuscitative Ultrasound Course – A Resounding Success

POCUS Staff Sessions : Thoracic Module

We are excited to have our inaugural ED staff training module in Thoracic POCUS off to a great start! Over a dozen of our ED faculty have already participated in our mini hands on and image interpretation sessions, with more sessions to come. Armed with their new skills in lung sonography, our ED faculty trainees are now off scanning thoraces with online feedback and guidance [...]

By | 2016-06-17T02:30:13+00:00 June 17th, 2016|ED Bedside Training, Education, Events, Lung Ultrasound|Comments Off on POCUS Staff Sessions : Thoracic Module

POCUS in Fractures

A brief introduction to the use of POCUS in the management of fractures. Your new favorite tool makes it easy to identify them, adds certainty to your hematoma blocks and prevents the dreaded 'inadequate reduction' after your plaster has been applied. Highly recommended application! https://youtu.be/9Dd25I1b4_I

By | 2015-11-05T15:32:50+00:00 November 5th, 2015|Education|Comments Off on POCUS in Fractures

2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

The 6th annual Western University Critical Care Ultrasound Course is now open for registration! The brochure for the course can be found here CCUS 2015 The 2 day course, directed by Dr. Rob Arntfield, is being held on August 20th and Aug 21st, 2015 at University Hospital in London, Ontario and is the biggest, most comprehensive course of its kind offered in Canada. It is ideal [...]

By | 2015-04-07T09:50:40+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Courses, Critical Care Ultrasound Course, Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 2015 Critical Care Ultrasound Course – Open for Registration

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Featured on TV

The innovation and leadership of Western University's and LHSC's Point-of-Care Ultrasound program recently garnered regional media attention.  With leading programs in emergency medicine and critical care and emerging programs in anesthesia, internal medicine and surgery, the collaborative, interdisciplinary vision of our POCUS program is being actualized to the betterment of the patient and physician experience.  See the news piece below or the full news story [...]

By | 2014-11-07T16:52:58+00:00 November 7th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Point-of-Care Ultrasound Featured on TV

ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014

July 10th marked the third iteration of the ever-popular POCUS Introductory Course, hosted by the Division of Emergency Medicine. Featuring multi-disciplinary attendees from Emergency Medicine (CCFP, FRCP and Peds), General Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Family Medicine, the scan-packed day was a great success. This year brought some new pre-course material and a revised format geared towards maximizing hands-on-probe time. Helmed by Dr. Behzad Hassani and [...]

By | 2014-07-12T07:44:36+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Bedside Training, Courses, ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Events|Comments Off on ED – POCUS Introductory Course – 2014

Basic Applications – FAST Exam – Part II

Dr. Hames has recorded a second chapter for the FAST component of our Point of Care Ultrasound Series. This screencast spends more time on identifying potential errors leading to false negative and false positive studies.

By | 2014-06-20T16:53:33+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Basic Applications, Bedside Training, ED Bedside Training, ED Ultrasound Course, Education, Lectures, Tutorials|Comments Off on Basic Applications – FAST Exam – Part II

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