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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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You got a POCUS Question? Put up your hand!

November 9, 2017 0 Comments
You got a POCUS Question? Put up your hand!

Since we went to the format with EDE 2 of putting all of the old PowerPoint presentations online in an interactive format, we have offered to answer the questions of participants as they work through the modules in getting ready for the live part of the course. This is intended to mimic a classroom where […]

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Hot off the presses: #POCUS for Aortic Dissection

November 3, 2017 0 Comments
Hot off the presses: #POCUS for Aortic Dissection

For the last few years, while doing bedside teaching at EDE 2 or EDE 3, or in my own ED, I have been occasionally sharing useful tidbits regarding the utility of POCUS for aortic dissection. I have been mentioning that a PCE, an aortic flap (at any level of the aorta), and a dilated aortic […]

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EM POCUS Fellowships in Canada

October 20, 2017 0 Comments
EM POCUS Fellowships in Canada

It’s coming up on 10 years since we started our POCUS fellowship in Sudbury. Dr Andrew Skinner was our first fellow who we conned accepted into the fellowship 🙂 Andrew went onto start the fellowship at St Paul’s in Vancouver. Since then, the number of Canadian EM POCUS has grown significantly. Among them are fellowships […]

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Avoid the poor man’s TURP with a Foley by using POCUS

October 11, 2017 0 Comments
Avoid the poor man’s TURP with a Foley by using POCUS

Nurses are really good at putting in Foley catheters. They do it all the time and most of them are really easy to place. Most of them… When they aren’t, who do they ask for help? You bet ya! The emergency physician. If you are like Dr Lloyd Gordon, the first thing that you do […]

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Rhein Man and POCUS-guided IVs

October 3, 2017 0 Comments
Rhein Man and POCUS-guided IVs

Stéphane Rhein who works at Hôpital Charles LeMoyne in Longueuil (just south of Montréal) recently sent us this article summary of some research that he and his colleagues published on POCUS-guided IVs by RNs in Québec. We thought we would share 🙂 Hi Guys, Since I doubt any of you spend any time reading nursing […]

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Le livre ÉDU/The EDE Book

September 7, 2017 4 Comments
Le livre ÉDU/The EDE Book

The English version follows the French… J’ai grandi dans les années 1970 à Laval. Pour ceux qui sont d’un certain âge, vous savez que ce furent des temps tumultueux au Québec et au Canada. La crise du FLQ, la première victoire électorale du PQ, le projet de loi 101 et le premier référendum sur la […]

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Med students & #POCUS

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Med students & #POCUS

Medical schools across the world are incorporating POCUS into their undergraduate curriculum. A natural result is more and more research into the area. Tom Jelic reviewed this study at EDE 3 journal club. Udrea and colleagues from Loma Linda in California published their results in the Journal of Emergency Medicine earlier this year. Here is […]

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Duplicated Superficial Femoral Vein

May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Duplicated Superficial Femoral Vein

We will always keep learning… In the book and at the EDE 2 course, we mention the importance of keeping an eye out for the duplicate popliteal vein. It is important to scan both for DVT. At a recent course, something less common was found: a duplicate superficial femoral vein. To boot, there was a […]

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POCUS for Pneumonia? EDE 3 Journal Club Meta-analysis presented by TJ

May 11, 2017 0 Comments
POCUS for Pneumonia? EDE 3 Journal Club Meta-analysis presented by TJ

There is more and more research looking at the utility of POCUS for diagnosing pneumonia, both in adults and pediatrics. At the EDE 3 journal club, Dr Tom Jelic presented a meta-analysis on the topic published by Alzahrani et al in CUJO, Critical Ultrasound Journal. The title is “Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use […]

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Seven Days of EDE

April 24, 2017 0 Comments
Seven Days of EDE

Thanks to the dedication of multiple instructors across the country, we are now able to hold more EDE 2 Courses than ever before. For the next seven weekdays, we are holding EDE 2 events from BC to Québec. Tomorrow and Wednesday we are holding EDE 2 in Kamloops, BC. EDE 2 team members are Andrew […]

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