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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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The C Word & POCUS

December 29, 2017 0 Comments
The C Word & POCUS

Is cancer an emergency medical diagnosis? Technically, it’s not. The primary diagnosis of cancer does not show up in any emergency medicine textbooks. And rightly so. Although the complications of cancer can kill quickly, cancer itself develops relatively slowly. As such, the responsibility for the initial diagnosis of cancer falls largely to family physicians and […]

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Another abdo pain…just my 6th case today!

December 21, 2017 0 Comments
Another abdo pain…just my 6th case today!

Every ED across the planet has its own demographic. Some EDs may see more of this, and other EDs may see more of that. But I bet we all see lots of cases of abdominal pain. Often enough, it can be difficult and time-consuming to make the diagnosis, especially in the older patient. Order blood […]

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Stroke patient…order CT…admit patient…no role for POCUS :( Ho hum…

December 14, 2017 0 Comments
Stroke patient…order CT…admit patient…no role for POCUS :( Ho hum…

What is the role of the acute-care clinician in strokes? In large part, it’s really unexciting. We all know that. All need a CT which is usually normal. Most get admitted. Whether they are devastating or trivial, there’s not much that we can do about it (if this makes you think about lytics, go to […]

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Rare as rare can be…easily picked up with POCUS!

December 7, 2017 0 Comments
Rare as rare can be…easily picked up with POCUS!

I am working away on the French version of the eBook making a few edits as I go. One important addition is a video from Dr Bernard Richard. Bernard is an EDE 2 instructor based in Valleyfield, Québec. He saw a young women with a first trimester presentation, some combination of pain and bleeding. The […]

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You got a POCUS Question? Put up your hand!

November 9, 2017 2 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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