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We are now available on iBooks!

May 7, 2014 10 Comments
We are now available on iBooks!

In 2012, we published the print book Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians, combining the course manuals of The EDE course and The EDE 2 Course. Since then, we’ve received numerous requests for an e-book version, so due to popular demand, we have done just that. The e-book is NOW available on the iBooks Store! Retitled Essentials of Point-of-Care […]

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Lung EDE

August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Lung EDE

This patient had fallen on the bathtub and injured his left ribs. CXR 5 days ago showed a slight infiltrate in his LLL. He was sent back with pain and splinting. POCUS showed the diaphragm all around the spleen (you shouldn’t be able to see it above 9 o’clock), with a pleural effusion. It looked […]

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Dislocated? POCUS improves clinical exam

August 12, 2015 0 Comments
Dislocated? POCUS improves clinical exam

The first patient had a shoulder injury and fairly unhelpful X-rays. POCUS revealed both Humeral heads to be in proper postition. The second patient by history had a first dislocation which spontaneously reduced. He was feeling fine when I saw him. POCUS revealed a Hill–Sachs lesion confirming he had dislocated his shoulder and it was […]

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Advanced application certification update

August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Advanced application certification update

So you have been using the core POCUS applications for a while.  You have your CEUS IP certification and you supervise scans for students and colleagues when you have the chance. But you aren’t content with your core skill mastery.  You attended an advanced application course like EDE 2 and are using many of these new scans […]

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Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

At the last EDE 3, Dr Andrea Unger presented the parasternal short axis view and some newer Cardiac EDE concepts. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion was one of them, a term which I am hard-pressed to remember! Its acronym, TAPSE, is easier to recall, but Andrea wisely renamed this entity as “Base Jump”. While working […]

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Ultrasound for skull fractures

June 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ultrasound for skull fractures

Go to Ken Milne’s The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine to see his podcast on using ultrasound to diagnose skull fractures featuring yours truly as a guest. Ken leads the charge for using social media to educate the medical masses.  Not only does he run the SGEM podcast but is a member of the Best […]

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The Power of POCUS with clinical change

June 5, 2015 2 Comments
The Power of POCUS with clinical change

Do you ever feel your POCUS is unnecessary or somehow not as good as the “formal” ultrasound? I sort of wondered what I was going to find as this patient had been to hospital a number of times recently with 2 recent ultrasounds. Probably nothing to find? Well think again. She was able to localize […]

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Gamers love POCUS!

June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Gamers love POCUS!

We teach femoral and forearm nerve blocks at EDE 2 and a bunch more nerve blocks at EDE 3. The forearm blocks are easier than the femoral block but the indication doesn’t come up as often. At EDE 2, we often get asked about the clinical scenarios in which we would use a forearm block. […]

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Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS: Part Two

May 31, 2015 0 Comments
Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS: Part Two

In part two of our discussion regarding hip POCUS-guided arthrocentesis and injections we have just received this case from Dr. Chris Keefer from Brantford General Hospital’s emergency department. A patient in her late 30s presented with severe hip pain of rapid onset.  No recent trauma.  Recent flu-like illness.  Otherwise healthy with no significant medical conditions. He […]

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POCUS at CAEP 2015

May 30, 2015 0 Comments
POCUS at CAEP 2015

Yours truly will be at ÉDU 2 CHUM in Montréal on June 1-2, so I’ll be missing out on the POCUS fun at CAEP. For those of you who will be there, here’s a summary of everything POCUS: 3 consecutive meetings on Monday, June 1, all in salon 6 Ultrasound practice committee, Ryan Henneberry, 930-1030 […]

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Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS

May 30, 2015 0 Comments
Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS

The Canadian healthcare system is perfect, eh? Uh, no not really. One of the more well-publicized and frustrating ways in which this imperfection manifests itself is the wait list for orthopedic consultation and elective surgery, the most notorious being joint replacement. All Canadian EDs probably see patients with some frequency who present with osteoarthritis of […]

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