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Cardiac POCUS in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

December 15, 2015 0 Comments
Cardiac POCUS in Traumatic Cardiac Arrest

There have been a few studies looking at the utility of finding cardiac standstill as a data point to predict survivability in patients presenting with cardiac arrest. Here is a study looking at the same topic in the setting of traumatic cardiac arrest. The lead author is Canadian ex-pat, Dr Kenji Inaba, a trauma surgeon […]

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LUCUS (SOB) Protocol article presented by TJ

December 10, 2015 0 Comments
LUCUS (SOB) Protocol article presented by TJ

The Dyspnea protocol scans have been practice changing! Every ED has missed many CHF diagnoses over the years. Add in doctors’ offices and clinics, and the numbers grow exponentially. Doing these scans fairly routinely in patients who present with shortness of breath NYD, especially the older patient, will automatically make you a smarter doctor. Less […]

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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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EDE 3 Course at Sun Peaks

November 20, 2015 0 Comments
EDE 3 Course at Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks EDE 3 was sold out but we have been able to get some more instructors and more machines so we have opened a few new places at the course Feb 4-5th 2015. Feb 4-5   2016 The biggest single course of its kind is getting ready to go!  15 Instructors, 15 machines, 40 […]

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My twinkle is better than yours

November 16, 2015 0 Comments
My twinkle is better than yours

Case courtesy of Dr. Joel Turner, Fellowship Director EM Ultrasound, McGill University: 59 year old male with a previous history of renal colic presents with severe LLQ pain, and mild dysuria. He had no fever, no GI symptoms, and was a non-smoker. His urine dipstick was positive for red blood cells. No gross hematuria. While […]

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Do your consultants believe your scans?

November 8, 2015 4 Comments
Do your consultants believe your scans?

I would like a show of hands, or emoji hands, as to how many of you have consultants who will act on your findings without further imaging. There is a learning curve and a trust that has to evolve in most consultative processes.  You get enough calls correct and the trust hopefully begins to grow. […]

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Dipping sauce

November 3, 2015 0 Comments
Dipping sauce

EDE 3 is coming up this weekend at Sunnybrook. Ben, Greg, and the gang will be teaching a bunch of new nerve blocks. When doing these and other sterile ultrasound-guided procedures, the setup is key. To use a term from Dr. Scott Weingart (@emcrit), many microskills come up…right down to the ultrasound gel. Instead of […]

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