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World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

March 15, 2017 0 Comments
World Congress Ultrasound in Medical Education, October 12-15, 2017, Montréal

Have you ever been to this conference? I went to the first one in South Carolina a few years ago. Really useful for educators looking to bring POCUS into the undergraduate curriculum. This is the first one taking place in Canada. The conference website is wcume2017.org. SUSME (Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education) is the […]

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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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Scan a hernia

February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Scan a hernia

Dr.Lloyd Gordon discusses two cases of umbilical lumps that were easily sorted out with POCUS:   This patient had a history of a umbilical hernia which had become larger and painful for a few hours. The patient’s habitus made a manual exam difficult. POCUS showed that there was some small bowel at the tender area […]

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Ultrasound horror stories

February 12, 2016 1 Comment
Ultrasound horror stories

I am looking for tales of patient care gone wrong with POCUS.  Please send me your cases, (or cases you “heard happened to someone else”) where the use of ultrasound at the bedside led to less than ideal outcomes. POCUS is just like any other tool in medicine:  it has its limitations, it can generate […]

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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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The Power of POCUS with clinical change

June 5, 2015 2 Comments
The Power of POCUS with clinical change

Do you ever feel your POCUS is unnecessary or somehow not as good as the “formal” ultrasound? I sort of wondered what I was going to find as this patient had been to hospital a number of times recently with 2 recent ultrasounds. Probably nothing to find? Well think again. She was able to localize […]

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Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS: Part Two

May 31, 2015 0 Comments
Fewer admissions with Hip POCUS: Part Two

In part two of our discussion regarding hip POCUS-guided arthrocentesis and injections we have just received this case from Dr. Chris Keefer from Brantford General Hospital’s emergency department. A patient in her late 30s presented with severe hip pain of rapid onset.  No recent trauma.  Recent flu-like illness.  Otherwise healthy with no significant medical conditions. He […]

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Huge save in a patient with neck swelling

February 16, 2015 2 Comments
Huge save in a patient with neck swelling

Dr. Joel Turner , the fellowship director in Emergency Medicine Ultrasound in McGill’s department of Emergency Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal presents the following case.  If this doesn’t make you reach for your ultrasound probe, nothing will!   55 year old female sent to the ED because of progressive, non-traumatic swelling of the […]

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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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