Monthly Archives: October 2009

AAEM Ultrasound Course

sa10 postcard lg AAEM Ultrasound CourseThe American Academy of Emergency Medicine will host its 16th annual scientific assembly from February 15-17 in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace.  An innovative pre-conference course on emergency ultrasound will be held on February 14th. If you will be attending the AAEM assembly, or consider an ultrasound course to be a good prelude to a romantic evening with that special someone, please consider registering for the course!  A detailed course description for this CME course can be found here.

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Holding the probe

righthandprobe Holding the probe

Figure 1. Holding the probe for general scanning

Novice sonographers often hold the ultrasound probe like a dead mouse they found under the sink.

Many people seem afraid to get gel on their hands or make physical contact with patients, both of which are just part of scanning.
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Emergency Ultrasound Day

oct15 Emergency Ultrasound Day

In 2006, Senator William Frist introduced legislation to recognize October 15 as Emergency Ultrasound Day. While well-known traditions exist for Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Talk Like a Pirate Day, there is no consensus on how best to celebrate Emergency Ultrasound Day.

How do you celebrate Emergency Ultrasound Day? Post to comments.
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