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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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Two bad things at once

February 7, 2016 0 Comments
Two bad things at once

A female patient in her 60s arrives at the emergency department via EMS with acute CP and SOB.  The history is consistent with cardiac ischemia and the EMS ECG shows clear inferior ST elevation with reciprocal changes.  You call the cath lab and they review the ECG and agree to take the patient immediately.  Vitals […]

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Have you ever wondered about using POCUS for C-Spine fractures?

January 18, 2016 0 Comments
Have you ever wondered about using POCUS for C-Spine fractures?

Yes, that’s right. POCUS for unstable C-spine fractures…in children! Tom J found this article and presented it at the EDE 3 Journal Club. Talk about cutting edge! For sure, this one may or may not make it to prime time in the future. But hey, that’s what EDE 3 is about! Exploring new uses for […]

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Peripheral IV placement with POCUS

January 14, 2016 0 Comments
Peripheral IV placement with POCUS

It seems counter-intuitive, but peripheral IV placement with POCUS is the toughest procedure that we teach at EDE 2. Why? Because the target is so small compared to all of the other targets at which we are aiming our needle with the other procedures.This article by McCarthy et al. enrolled an impressive number of patients! […]

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EDE 3 is almost here!

January 14, 2016 0 Comments
EDE 3 is almost here!

EDE 3 is almost here!  Two days of leading edge point-of-care ultrasound goodness and fine powder skiing in beautiful Sun Peaks B.C.  We have assembled over 15 gurus to introduce eager clinicians to the latest and greatest applications. How is this for an itinerary? RV and wall motion assessment Valvulopathy Transcranial Testicular Appendix, bowel obstruction […]

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POCUS for Hip Fractures

January 11, 2016 0 Comments
POCUS for Hip Fractures

Tom presented this article at the EDE 3 Journal club on the topic of POCUS-guided nerve block for hip fractures. The article is courtesy of Brandon Ritcey, Michael Woo, and their team in Ottawa. Here is the link for the full article. Perfect timing for this article given that it is hip fracture season! Here’s […]

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EDE 3: TAPSE for Pulmonary Embolus with Dr. Tom Jelic

January 7, 2016 0 Comments
EDE 3: TAPSE for Pulmonary Embolus with Dr. Tom Jelic

This was the subject of a post this summer. Andrea Unger introduced us to TAPSE at EDE 3 Sun Peaks last year. Definitely seems to have some utility in that possible PE case when you’re just not sure about RV free wall contractility. See the video for Tom’s review of the article by Lobo et […]

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Thrombus in Transit Captured with POCUS

December 23, 2015 0 Comments
Thrombus in Transit Captured with POCUS

Dr. Pete Steinmetz is one of the POCUS leaders at McGill University in Montreal. He runs the POCUS program for the med students. Pete and I go way back. We were in the same med school class at McGill…Class of…never the mind the year…it’s not important 😉 Pete sent us this great case! Take it […]

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Can POCUS replace CT in Blunt Trauma?

December 19, 2015 0 Comments
Can POCUS replace CT in Blunt Trauma?

There was a ton of research in the 1990s comparing POCUS or the FAST scan to CT. The practical conclusion of that research is what Ray Wiss and The EDE Course team members teach. If your Abdominal EDE is negative for free fluid, but you are concerned that your patient might have an intra-abdominal injury, […]

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Cardiac POCUS in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Cardiac POCUS in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

There have been a few studies looking at the utility of finding cardiac standstill as a data point to predict survivability in patients presenting with cardiac arrest. Here is a study looking at the same topic in the setting of traumatic cardiac arrest. The lead author is Canadian ex-pat, Dr Kenji Inaba, a trauma surgeon […]

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LUCUS (SOB) Protocol article presented by TJ

December 10, 2015 0 Comments
LUCUS (SOB) Protocol article presented by TJ

The Dyspnea protocol scans have been practice changing! Every ED has missed many CHF diagnoses over the years. Add in doctors’ offices and clinics, and the numbers grow exponentially. Doing these scans fairly routinely in patients who present with shortness of breath NYD, especially the older patient, will automatically make you a smarter doctor. Less […]

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