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EDE 3 Article: Carotid #POCUS in Cardiac Arrest

December 7, 2015 0 Comments
EDE 3 Article: Carotid #POCUS in Cardiac Arrest

If you listen to EmCrit, you know that Scott Weingart talks about placing a femoral art line during cardiac arrest to better assess the response to therapy and guide epi dosing. In many EDs in Canada with only one emerg doc on duty to be both the brain and the hands for running a code, […]

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3rd EDE 3 Article on Airway #POCUS

December 3, 2015 0 Comments
3rd EDE 3 Article on Airway #POCUS

Here is the 3rd and final Airway POCUS article presented by Tom Jelic at the EDE 3 Journal club. The title is “Defining the learning curve for point-of-care ultrasound for confirming and a tracheal tube placement by emergency physicians“. See the end of this post for a video demonstrating what you see on the screen […]

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Airway POCUS Article presented by TJ

November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Airway POCUS Article presented by TJ

Here is Article #2 from the EDE 3 Journal Club presented by Dr Tom Jelic. The title is “Ultrasonography for confirmation of endotracheal tube placement: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” This article by Chou et al was published in the May 2015 issue of Resuscitation. Scroll to the bottom and click on play to see […]

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EDE 3 Journal Club

November 26, 2015 0 Comments
EDE 3 Journal Club

As part of the last two EDE 3 events, Dr. Tom Jelic held an online journal club. Tom did a great job summarizing some of the latest articles from the POCUS literature, with comments from several EDE 3 instructors and participants who chimed in with their take and experience. Several JCs were held this fall […]

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Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

At the last EDE 3, Dr Andrea Unger presented the parasternal short axis view and some newer Cardiac EDE concepts. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion was one of them, a term which I am hard-pressed to remember! Its acronym, TAPSE, is easier to recall, but Andrea wisely renamed this entity as “Base Jump”. While working […]

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Ultrasound for skull fractures

June 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ultrasound for skull fractures

Go to Ken Milne’s The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine to see his podcast on using ultrasound to diagnose skull fractures featuring yours truly as a guest. Ken leads the charge for using social media to educate the medical masses.  Not only does he run the SGEM podcast but is a member of the Best […]

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Common Bile Duct Measurements: Not very useful for emergency physicians

January 29, 2015 1 Comment
Common Bile Duct Measurements: Not very useful for emergency physicians

Editors note: Lloyd has provided several great biliary scans to the blog and in his previous CBD related post talked about how an incidental finding of dilated CBD helped guide him towards diagnosing a patient with pancreatic cancer.  While all of us at the EDE blog are POCUS enthusiasts, we must acknowledge that there is […]

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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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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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Supraclavicular vs. infraclavicular: which to use for subclavian lines with POCUS?

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Supraclavicular vs. infraclavicular: which to use for subclavian lines with POCUS?

Dr Maja Stachura, who is now staff at Vancouver General ED, tried to help answer this question while she was an ultrasound fellow in Sudbury. The results of her project were recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Click here for the pub med link. Here’s the lowdown: Methods: Prospective anatomical survey of […]

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