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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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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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CVLs: When gas is useful in #POCUS

April 15, 2017 0 Comments
CVLs: When gas is useful in #POCUS

Here are 2 studies that Tom Jelic presented at the latest EDE 3 journal club looking at the use of a saline flush to confirm central line placement. In the presentation, Tom shows a video of a subxiphoid view showing what is seen within 2 seconds of the flush being injected. The 2 studies were […]

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EDE 3 Journal Club: Is the Tube In? Can #POCUS tell you?

April 3, 2017 0 Comments
EDE 3 Journal Club: Is the Tube In? Can #POCUS tell you?

That was a deceiving title. You were all thinking endotracheal tube, weren’t you? Or maybe chest tube? Actually, I am referring to the nasogastric tube. I know what you’re thinking. “Why would we need ultrasound to see if the nasogastric tube is in the stomach? It’s pretty easy to tell clinically with a stethoscope.” You […]

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EDE 3 Journal Club: Shoulder #POCUS for dislocations

March 24, 2017 0 Comments
EDE 3 Journal Club: Shoulder #POCUS for dislocations

We just held the 2nd iteration of the EDE 3 Journal Club led by Dr Tom Jelic from Winnipeg. Yesterday, Tom presented the results of a study by Dr Can Akyol from Turkey. He and his colleagues looked at the use of POCUS for shoulder dislocation. Click here for the pubmed link. Click the video […]

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World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

March 15, 2017 0 Comments
World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

Have you ever been to this conference? I went to the first one in South Carolina a few years ago. Really useful for educators looking to bring POCUS into the undergraduate curriculum. This is the first one taking place in Canada. The conference website is wcume2017.org. SUSME (Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education) is the […]

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OR-based study of #POCUS for Airway Confirmation

March 10, 2017 0 Comments
OR-based study of #POCUS for Airway Confirmation

Here is another study presented by Dr Tom Jelic at EDE 3 Journal Club. This was an OR-based study led by Dr Davinder Ramsinghat from UC Irvine looking at the use of POCUS for airway confirmation. Here is the pub med link.

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An EDE 3 Special Case

March 1, 2017 0 Comments
An EDE 3 Special Case

EDE 3 is being held at Mont-Saint-Anne just east of Québec City later this week. So I thought I would post a case where a couple of EDE 3 scans were quite useful: Groin hernias presented by Dr Andrew Skinner and the TAP block presented by Dr Ben Ho. A 69 year-old man presented with […]

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#POCUS for distal radius fractures

February 22, 2017 1 Comment
#POCUS for distal radius fractures

Here is the next study presented by Dr Tom Jelic at the EDE 3 Journal Club. It was a multicentre study done in a few centres in Canada. Those centres were St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver (Dr Andrew Skinner), Foothills Hospital in Calgary (Dr Mark Bromley), Saint John Regional Hospital in Saint John (Dr Paul Atkinson), […]

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#POCUS for Ocular Trauma

February 14, 2017 0 Comments
#POCUS for Ocular Trauma

At EDE 2, we talk about using Ocular POCUS primarily in the search for retinal detachments and vitreous hemorrhages. It comes up less often, but we also point out its utility in the assessment of the trauma case, especially the ruptured globe. One of my colleagues in Sudbury, Dr Mark Dube, saw such a case […]

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Pediatric pneumonia with #POCUS

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
Pediatric pneumonia with #POCUS

Are you using POCUS for pneumonia? Here is the 3rd study that Dr Tom Jelic reviewed at EDE 3 Journal Club with the team. This was research performed by Dr Frédéric Samson and his team from Bilbao, Spain. Here is the pubmed link. And here are a few other recent studies on the topic of […]

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