Monthly Archives: August 2009

Ultrasound Orientation

The Ultrasound Division welcomed our new emergency medicine interns with a full-day ultrasound orientation on July 14, 2009. Sujin Chung, Danny Duque, Bret Nelson and Ultrasound Specialty Track seniors Shefali Trivedi and Alan Huang provided instruction in basic and advanced ultrasound techniques. USInterns-1

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Here’s a review from medGadget!

The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound is available from Cambridge University Press and major booksellers.

The book details evidence-based protocols for the use of bedside ultrasound in the acute and critical care setting, as well as step-by-step guides for using ultrasound in procedures.

It is ideally suited for emergency physicians and intensivists interested in basic or advanced applications of ultrasound.
Topics include:

  • Fundamentals
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
    • Trauma ultrasound
    • Echocardiography
    • First trimester pregnancy evaluation
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
    • Renal and bladder sonography
    • Hepatobiliary evaluation
    • Deep vein thrombosis
    • Thoracic ultrasound
    • Ocular ultrasound
    • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Ultrasound for procedure guidance
    • Vascular access (central and peripheral veins)
    • Thoracentesis
    • Paracentesis
    • Arthrocentesis
    • Foreign body evaluation
    • Abscess management
    • Lumbar puncture

Save the date

Mount Sinai

March 8, 2010:  the Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound course returns to The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Mark your calendars now.   This year we expect to improve on the success of last years program and deliver lectures of the high quality you received last year to a larger audience.

Stay tuned!

WINFOCUS- Singapore 2009

WINFOCUS Singapore 2009 faculty and participants

WINFOCUS Singapore faculty and participants- February 2009

Bret Nelson joined the faculty for the WINFOCUS ultrasound course at Alexandra Hospital in Singapore from February 23-26, 2009. There was an incredibly diverse group of physicians participating, as well as the WINFOCUS past president, Luca Neri (who organized the course). The Society for Emergency Medicine in Singapore annual conference followed on the heels of the ultrasound course. It was well-attended by emergency physicians from all over the world.

French translation of Ultrasound Manual now available!

If you were holding out for a  foreign language edition of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, you are in luck.

The Manuel d’échographie en réanimation et service d’urgencemanuel-echographie-en-reanimation-et-service-urgence has just been released!  There is an interview with the translator, Elisabeth Gaertner, available online as well.

Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2010

Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound CME Course

In the evaluation and treatment of acute illness, seconds count. Focused bedside ultrasound has gained widespread use in emergency and critical care settings as an adjunct to physical examination and to aid in the performance of bedside procedures.

This course was designed with a critical care approach in mind, focusing on the utility of ultrasound in the evaluation of:

  • Airway, Breathing and Circulation
  • Disability
  • Procedure Guidance