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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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EDE Bootcamp Success

April 13, 2016 0 Comments
EDE Bootcamp Success

Over the past weekend we held a bootcamp that provided participants with the EDE course followed by supervised scans and exams to obtain CEUS IP certification in core skills.  I have been asked numerous times what our bootcamps are all about for POCUS training.  Over the past few years we have perfected a system that […]

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Appendicitis: It isn’t all about the size

March 23, 2016 1 Comment
Appendicitis:  It isn’t all about the size

  During a recent EDE 3 course, I was asked about the cutoff size for appendicitis in children.  I informed the learner that 6mm was the number I was taught to use for all ages.  And this is certainly one of the most accurate measurements to use. But this really doesn’t make sense in very young patients […]

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Scan a hernia

February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Scan a hernia

Dr.Lloyd Gordon discusses two cases of umbilical lumps that were easily sorted out with POCUS:   This patient had a history of a umbilical hernia which had become larger and painful for a few hours. The patient’s habitus made a manual exam difficult. POCUS showed that there was some small bowel at the tender area […]

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Ultrasound horror stories

February 12, 2016 1 Comment
Ultrasound horror stories

I am looking for tales of patient care gone wrong with POCUS.  Please send me your cases, (or cases you “heard happened to someone else”) where the use of ultrasound at the bedside led to less than ideal outcomes. POCUS is just like any other tool in medicine:  it has its limitations, it can generate […]

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Two bad things at once

February 7, 2016 1 Comment
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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