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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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POCUS for Pneumonia? EDE 3 Journal Club Meta-analysis presented by TJ

May 11, 2017 0 Comments
POCUS for Pneumonia? EDE 3 Journal Club Meta-analysis presented by TJ

There is more and more research looking at the utility of POCUS for diagnosing pneumonia, both in adults and pediatrics. At the EDE 3 journal club, Dr Tom Jelic presented a meta-analysis on the topic published by Alzahrani et al in CUJO, Critical Ultrasound Journal. The title is “Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use […]

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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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