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EDE Zen and the Art of POCUS Teaching

June 17, 2018 0 Comments
EDE Zen and the Art of POCUS Teaching

This is for all the POCUS teachers out there… We started the EDE 2 course in February 2009. To be honest, myself and the rest of the team were still figuring out the best way to do the various scans that we taught. We were also improving our bedside teaching. As most of you know, […]

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The Septal Slap

May 15, 2018 0 Comments
The Septal Slap

I like giving credit where credit is due. But often enough, it is simply not possible. As we learn and teach point-of-care ultrasound, we stand on the shoulders of many unidentified people. Long ago, there were the early scientists who researched sound waves. They discovered that part of the sound spectrum that we now use […]

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Pining for POCUS

January 22, 2018 1 Comment
Pining for POCUS

I just met Dr Wendy Iseman online. She is an emergency physician from Markham in the GTA. She signed up for the EDE 2 Course being held prior to the EMU conference. But she had to cancel. Why? Their one and only ultrasound machine has suffered a final blow and will emit sound waves no […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Walking through a fluid challenge case

December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Walking through a fluid challenge case

Today we are going to give you a walk through of a case from a front line physician and his thought process in figuring out how much fluid to give a patient using POCUS.  There are many ways to estimate fluid responsiveness/tolerance, some still hotly debated, but I think it’s worthwhile to show what some […]

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