Welcome! This is the website for the Mount Sinai Emergency Ultrasound Division. It serves as an information resource for residents, fellows, medical students and others seeking information about point-of-care ultrasound. There is a lot of information here, so please explore the site and send us feedback. To make things easier for new users we’ve condensed some of the highlights here:
On December 4th the Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its 11th hands-on ultrasound course at Mount Sinai. Over forty participants practiced critical ultrasound skills on live models and simulators, guided by a dozen of our faculty and fellows.
When you come across peripheral intravascular air, take steps to minimize further entrainment of air and migration of air to the heart and lungs.
There is no denying that if I were to suffer a sudden hemodynamic collapse and would wind up in an emergency department, I would want it to be one in which the emergency physicians were fully trained in POCUS (point of care ultrasound) and knew how to apply it to patient care.
– Susan Weigers, MD, FASE, FACEP
Thanks to Mike Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP at Regions for forwarding this.
We miss having Rob in NYC, but he has certainly hasn’t been slacking off in the depths of Ontarian Polar Vortices. Here’s the latest from London on Arntfield’s ED TEE protocol.
Owyang and Meyers sounds like a great east village restaurant (critics rave “you just have to get the foie and cheetos”). Instead, they’ve published a great systematic review of fluids responsiveness assessment with TTE and passive leg raise in the latest issue of the annals of em.
Reimbursement for Ultrasound Performed by Emergency Physicians (as amended)
RESOLVED, That ACEP develop a statement declaring that insurance companies and other payers reimburse emergency physicians for ultrasound studies and services that they perform and interpret as separate and identifiable procedures while providing patient care services in the Emergency Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That ACEP support efforts to reduce payment denials for appropriately performed and documented clinical ultrasonography.
Over forty participants joined Sinai faculty Jim Tsung, Ee Tay, Bret Nelson, Joshua Guttman, Jacob Goertz, Turan Saul, Jenny Sanders, Kimberly Kahne, Michelle Vazquez, Joe Sorravit, and Rupi Mudan. Course Directors Ee Tay and Joshua Guttman organized great didactic content and lost of hands-on training (HOT) with pediatric models.
Participants from many pediatric and acute care specialties attended. They left with greater scanning skills, reduced reliance on CT scans, a multi-tool, and one lucky winner received Kaushal Shah’s new junior medical detective book, My Tummy Hurts
Our next hands-on ultrasound course will be in Ponte Vedra, Florida on June 17 at the Clinical Decision Making conference.
Turandot Saul is the Director of the Ultrasound Division at Mount Sinai West. She has published many research articles on the use of point of care ultrasound and education