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Does the heart REALLY stop when you give Adenosine to an SVT patient – find out with POCUS!

June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Does the heart REALLY stop when you give Adenosine to an SVT patient – find out with POCUS!

I know. It’s a question that you have all asked yourselves. Does Adenosine REALLY stop the heart when given for SVT? Thanks to POCUS/EDE, we have the answer! Rob Simard was in Sudbury last year doing his emergency ultrasound fellowship. He saw a patient with recurrent SVT. We decided to go with Adenosine since it […]

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POCUS = Better ED throughput

June 5, 2014 3 Comments
POCUS = Better ED throughput

The E-FAST exam is often discussed in the lit for the evaluation of major trauma cases. But I must use it at least as often in minor trauma. I recently saw a 44 y.o. male who had fallen off a ladder and landed on his right side on hard ground. The fall occurred on the […]

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Canadian POCUS educators please take note!

May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Canadian POCUS educators please take note!

Hello all Canadian POCUS keeners. There is a whole lot of ultrasound love about to happen at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario May 31-June 4 2014. Sure, we all want to see Mel Herbert and Ian Stiell battle it out during their session on evidence and education but there […]

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Yes, yes you do have time to do POCUS!

May 27, 2014 1 Comment
Yes, yes you do have time to do POCUS!

  I was recently at the North York Emergency Medicine Update in Toronto, Ontario.  An excellent emergency medicine conference, often the largest annual meeting of its type in Canada.  During an amazing talk one of the plenary speakers, who loves ultrasound a lot, made a comment about rarely using it for nerve blocks.  Why?  Because […]

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I can’t feel a pulse! Why not look for it instead?

May 23, 2014 0 Comments
I can’t feel a pulse!  Why not look for it instead?

I love to watch colleagues carefully palpate for pulses and try to listen for bruits, use doptones, etc. all the while desperately hoping they are not dealing with a completely ischemic limb. Then I grab my ultrasound machine and throw some colour doppler on the subject and get a much better picture of what’s going […]

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Arm DVT

May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Arm DVT

Dr. Lloyd Gordon has a case of proximal arm DVT to share.  Like doing a scan for proximal leg DVT, looking for lack of vein compressibility is key but in the majority of cases if you look carefully you will see some clot in the lumen with varying amounts of echogenicity. So while most of […]

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Bloody diarrhea in a baby and no U/S tech on-call

May 17, 2014 0 Comments
Bloody diarrhea in a baby and no U/S tech on-call

Dr Daren Lin from Guelph, Ontario posted a great case in the last few days on the CEUS discussion list. With his permission, we have reposted it here on the EDE blog. Take it away , Daren! Last night on my evening shift at a community hospital, I had a 13 month old who presented […]

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The emotional and visceral pain of a good POCUS call

May 11, 2014 0 Comments
The emotional and visceral pain of a good POCUS call

Dr. Sean Ryan works in a rural hospital with no surgical coverage and in this case there was no access to ultrasound because it was a Saturday morning.   As you know people aren’t supposed to have emergencies in rural communities on weekends requiring ultrasound. A 24 year old woman presents with RLQ pain and Dr. […]

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We are now available on iBooks!

May 7, 2014 10 Comments
We are now available on iBooks!

In 2012, we published the print book Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Emergency Physicians, combining the course manuals of The EDE course and The EDE 2 Course. Since then, we’ve received numerous requests for an e-book version, so due to popular demand, we have done just that. The e-book is NOW available on the iBooks Store! Retitled Essentials of Point-of-Care […]

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Incidental findings on Renal POCUS

April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Incidental findings on Renal POCUS

One of the exaggerated fears that was voiced by imaging specialists when POCUS/EDE was first developing was that a whole host of abnormalities would be found on bedside ultrasound that would lead to lots of unnecessary confirmatory tests. The reality is that this fear has not been borne out. Incidental findings on POCUS are few […]

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