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AIUM 2012 Preconference

ann2012Banner 500x83 AIUM 2012 PreconferenceThis year AIUM is hosting its annual conference at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ. The first offering by the Emergency and Critical Care Community of Practice was a great success. The conference proper hasn’t even started yet and the sessions have already started off with a bang.

Moderator Bret Nelson organized the session which was attended by Emergency Physicians, Intensivists, Sonographers, Perinatologists, and Primary Care physicians:

 

Point-of-care ultrasound in the evaluation and treatment of the unstable patient

  • Bret Nelson
    • Introduction- Ultrasound for airway, breathing and circulation
  •  Srikar Adhikari
    • Ultrasound assessment of airway anatomy and intubation
  • Eitan Dickman
    • Thoracic ultrasound: Beyond pneumothorax
  • Anthony Dean
    • Basic cardiac assessments
  • Chris Moore
    • Advanced cardiac assessments
  • Robert Arntfield
    • Transesophageal echo- practical utility in the critical patient
  • Rajesh Geria
    • Vascular assessment- IVC (volume assessment), aorta (AAA, dissection)
  • Betty Chang
    • Ultrasound guidance for bedside procedures
  •  Jerry Chiricolo
    • Putting it all together- ultrasound use in Resuscitation
  • All Faculty
    • Panel Discussion and wrap up

Ultrasound in Hypotension

Many of our lectures reference the same pantheon of literature on ultrasound in the acutely hypotensive patient. For ease of reference here they are, with appropriate links to the original publications:

  • UHP protocol
  • Trinity Protocol
  • RCT of ultrasound in hypotension
  • FATE:Focused Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography
  • FEER:Focused Echocardiographic Evaluation in Resuscitation
  • CAUSE:Cardiac Arrest Ultrasound Exam
  • RUSH: Rapid Ultrasound in Shock and Hypotension
  • ACES:Abdominal and Cardiac Evaluation with Sonography in Shock
  • RUSH: Rapid Ultrasound in Shock

Lung Ultrasound Guidelines

pleura gif Lung Ultrasound GuidelinesCongratulations to Sinai’s own Dr. Jim Tsung, who recently coauthored a major evidence-based consensus guideline on point-of-care lung ultrasound. The manuscript is the result of a multi-national effort by pioneering clinician-sonographers, and was just published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine:

International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound.

Volpicelli G, Elbarbary M, Blaivas M, Lichtenstein DA, Mathis G, Kirkpatrick AW, Melniker L, Gargani L, Noble VE, Via G, Dean A, Tsung JW, Soldati G, Copetti R, Bouhemad B, Reissig A, Agricola E, Rouby JJ, Arbelot C, Liteplo A, Sargsyan A, Silva F, Hoppmann R, Breitkreutz R, Seibel A, Neri L, Storti E, Petrovic T; International Liaison Committee on Lung Ultrasound (ILC-LUS) for the International Consensus Conference on Lung Ultrasound (ICC-LUS).

Intensive Care Med. 2012 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 22392031