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Author Archive: Greg Hall

Greg is a graduate of Western University and directory of emergency department ultrasound in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He is a clinical associate professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
He is a co-author of the Point-of-care Ultrasound for Emergency Physician textbook and director of the EDE3 course.

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POCUS may improve clinical exam skills

December 31, 2014 0 Comments
POCUS may improve clinical exam skills

There is a legitimate concern that with newer technologies physicians are failing to develop, or are losing their clinical exam skills.  Let’s face it, in the era of CTs and MRIs the quality of many medical practitioner’s neurological exam skills have become sketchy.  Not you of course!  But I am sure you know a few […]

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EDE 3 Sun Peaks

December 29, 2014 2 Comments
EDE 3 Sun Peaks

EDE 3 Sun Peaks B.C. Feb 2-3 2015 **SOLD OUT**       The biggest single course of its kind is getting ready to go!  12 Instructors, 14 machines, 40 attendees and lots of fun! We will be presenting plenty of advanced bedside applications including: Rapid assessment of the shoulder for ED docs Appendicitis, bowel […]

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Bootcamp EDE April 2015 with apprentice program

December 13, 2014 4 Comments
Bootcamp EDE April 2015 with apprentice program

The next Bootcamp dates are now finalized.   April 25-27, 2015 Brantford, Ontario   Let colleagues who have yet to get their certification know about Bootcamp now.  The positions fill up almost immediately every year. Those who wish to obtain their Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Certification in one weekend can come to Brantford, Ontario and join […]

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Necrotizing Fasciitis: Let’s scare you into using POCUS shall we?

December 13, 2014 0 Comments
Necrotizing Fasciitis:  Let’s scare you into using POCUS shall we?

  Warning: Scary article ahead. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis Missed By Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging It’s one of those diagnoses that scares us.  Hard to figure out clinically in many cases at initial presentation.  Adjunctive tests can be false negative.  How can we increase our sensitivity?  Use your POCUS skills of […]

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POCUS Father’s Day

June 15, 2014 0 Comments
POCUS Father’s Day

Not only am I an enthusiast for POCUS, my pre-teen daughters often get roped into being models for workshops and presentations.  There was even an occasion when my (very young at the time) daughter claimed she didn’t have to use the washroom before going somewhere to play.  I demonstrated to her what a full bladder […]

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Canadian POCUS educators please take note!

May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Canadian POCUS educators please take note!

Hello all Canadian POCUS keeners. There is a whole lot of ultrasound love about to happen at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario May 31-June 4 2014. Sure, we all want to see Mel Herbert and Ian Stiell battle it out during their session on evidence and education but there […]

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Yes, yes you do have time to do POCUS!

May 27, 2014 1 Comment
Yes, yes you do have time to do POCUS!

  I was recently at the North York Emergency Medicine Update in Toronto, Ontario.  An excellent emergency medicine conference, often the largest annual meeting of its type in Canada.  During an amazing talk one of the plenary speakers, who loves ultrasound a lot, made a comment about rarely using it for nerve blocks.  Why?  Because […]

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The emotional and visceral pain of a good POCUS call

May 11, 2014 0 Comments
The emotional and visceral pain of a good POCUS call

Dr. Sean Ryan works in a rural hospital with no surgical coverage and in this case there was no access to ultrasound because it was a Saturday morning.   As you know people aren’t supposed to have emergencies in rural communities on weekends requiring ultrasound. A 24 year old woman presents with RLQ pain and Dr. […]

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Bootcamp EDE: Drop and give me 200

March 16, 2014 6 Comments
Bootcamp EDE: Drop and give me 200

The biggest obstacle to beginners embracing POCUS is the initial effort required to master basic skills. Most learners complete an introductory course that takes a day or two. This is followed by supervised scanning sessions and examinations to meet the required numbers and proficiency to be “certified” to apply the skill independently. This can require […]

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3rd Annual EDE 3 Course Announcement!

March 8, 2014 2 Comments
3rd Annual EDE 3 Course Announcement!

I am happy to announce the third annual EDE 3 course! There has been a lot of demand for a Canadian location for the course so it’s going to be a ski vacation this time around. It will be held at the Delta Sun Peaks resort in Sun Peaks British Columbia Feb 2-3 2015. Sun […]

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