This 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
Introduction- Ultrasound for airway, breathing and circulation
Â Srikar Adhikari
Ultrasound assessment of airway anatomy and intubation
Thoracic ultrasound: Beyond pneumothorax
Basic cardiac assessments
Advanced cardiac assessments
Transesophageal echo- practical utility in the critical patient
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:
Congratulations 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:
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]