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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, QuĂ©bec. 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

StĂ©phane Rhein who works at HĂ´pital Charles LeMoyne in Longueuil (just south of MontrĂ©al) recently sent us this article summary of some research that he and his colleagues published on POCUS-guided IVs by RNs in QuĂ©bec. 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 annĂ©es 1970 Ă  Laval. Pour ceux qui sont d’un certain âge, vous savez que ce furent des temps tumultueux au QuĂ©bec et au Canada. La crise du FLQ, la première victoire Ă©lectorale du PQ, le projet de loi 101 et le premier rĂ©fĂ©rendum sur la […]

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Med students & #POCUS

June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Med students & #POCUS

Medical schools across the world are incorporating POCUS into their undergraduate curriculum. A natural result is more and more research into the area. Tom Jelic reviewed this study at EDE 3 journal club. Udrea and colleagues from Loma Linda in California published their results in the Journal of Emergency Medicine earlier this year. Here is […]

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Duplicated Superficial Femoral Vein

May 15, 2017 0 Comments
Duplicated Superficial Femoral Vein

We will always keep learning… In the book and at the EDE 2 course, we mention the importance of keeping an eye out for the duplicate popliteal vein. It is important to scan both for DVT. At a recent course, something less common was found: a duplicate superficial femoral vein. To boot, there was a […]

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