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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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The Elephant in the Room of #POCUS-guided (and other) Procedures

January 27, 2017 0 Comments
The Elephant in the Room of #POCUS-guided (and other) Procedures

Can I tell you a secret? I did 5 years of residency, 2 years of family medicine in Canada (Quebec City) and 3 years of EM in the United States (Milwaukee). Both programs were really good and I got to do a variety of procedures and many of them. But even with all that training, […]

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ED Throughput and #POCUS for Ectopic/IUP

January 19, 2017 0 Comments
ED Throughput and #POCUS for Ectopic/IUP

Here’s the next study that was reviewed by Dr Tom Jelic at the latest EDE 3 Online Journal Club. It is a study by Wilson and his colleagues in California. They looked at the difference in ED length of stay when the pelvic ultrasound was done in radiology vs. when it was done by the […]

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Skull fractures with #POCUS

January 11, 2017 0 Comments
Skull fractures with #POCUS

Have you ever used POCUS to diagnose a skull fracture? We talk about it briefly at EDE 2, although we focus on the distal radius, extremities, and some other bones a bit more. But POCUS is really useful for skull fractures. Of course, if you have ready access to a CT scan, its utility will […]

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TED Talk on #POCUS by Dr Chris Fox

January 10, 2017 0 Comments
TED Talk on #POCUS by Dr Chris Fox

We came across this presentation in the Twitter sphere. We retweeted it, but the talk is so good, we thought that a link should be posted on the blog. It is a TED talk on POCUS from Dr Chris Fox from UC Irvine destined for a lay audience. If you are ever doing some advocacy […]

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EDE 2 at EMU and new course format

January 4, 2017 0 Comments
EDE 2 at EMU and new course format

  Just a quick announcement to let everyone know that we have posted the courses on the EDE 2 website that will take place prior to the EMU conference. The course taking place on Monday, May 1 is open to everyone. As for the course on Tuesday, May 2, those spots are reserved for conference […]

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Tom Jelic’s EDE 3 Journal Club

January 3, 2017 0 Comments
Tom Jelic’s EDE 3 Journal Club

Prior to the Christmas break, Dr Tom Jelic held another EDE 3 online journal club. Tom, now glad to be back in Winnipeg (even in January??), did a masterful job summarizing several articles from the recent POCUS literature. About a dozen of the EDE 3 instructors and participants were able to attend and share their […]

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Using POCUS for decision-making in CP R/O ACS cases

September 22, 2016 1 Comment
Using POCUS for decision-making in CP R/O ACS cases

Can POCUS help you in the management of chest pain rule-out ACS cases? Let’s have a look at a case… A few months ago, a man in his mid-60s presented with a chief complaint of chest pain. Past history included dyslipidemia and a remote lower extremity orthopedic injury. The patient smoked 3/4 ppd. He had […]

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