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Ponte Vedra Ultrasound Course 2012

We are pleased to present our annual critical care ultrasound pre-conference course at the Clinical Decision Making in Emergency Medicine symposium in Ponte Vedra, Florida on Wednesday, June 20. Each year this intensive, hands on course features ultrasound faculty from across the country working in small groups with live models and plenty of hands-on scanning time.

The course is held at the beautiful and historic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club.

Please visit here for Registration information

Highlights of the four-hour course include:

  1. Cardiac ultrasound
  2. Thoracic ultrasound
  3. Ultrasound for venous access
  4. Assessment of the hypotensive patient

Faculty for this year’s course include:

  • Bret Nelson, MD, RDMS (course director)
  • Petra Duran, MD
  • Joseph Wood, MD, JD, RDMS

Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2012

On March 22, 2012 the Division of Emergency Ultrasound will host its annual hands-on CME course at Mount Sinai. Targeted at clinicians in emergency and critical care settings, the course consists of presentations by national faculty and plenty of hands-on scanning with live models.

Course highlights:

  • Basic to advanced topics covered
  • Organ system-based approach to bedside ultrasound use
  • Faculty with international experience in ultrasound education
  • Diagnostic applications as well as procedure guidance covered

Both experienced sonographers and neophytes will benefit from small group sizes and an interactive course design.

Additional information is available on the CME Course Page, or download our Mount Sinai Ultrasound CME course brochure 2012.

Registration for the course is open!

Ultrasound Manual 2011


The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound, 2nd Edition is now 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.

Reviews after the break. Continue reading

Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

bret-scanning-2.jpgThe Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine is built upon a foundation of clinical excellence, cutting-edge research, administrative experience, and education.

We are pleased to offer a wide array of experiences to maximize the learning environment and expose the fellow to meaningful clinical and research opportunities.

For more information see the ultrasound fellowship page.

Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated

Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated

All right, this is only indirectly ultrasound – but Haru Okuda and Bret Nelson have published this great new book:
Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated (Cambridge Clinical Guides)

The book features more than 100 cases derived from the Model of Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, with an emphasis on EKGs, CT scans, x-rays, and ultrasounds. Almost 300 illustrations complement the cases and highlight visual stimuli commonly encountered on the boards

There are chapters on approaching the oral board examination, pediatric pearls and pitfalls, common ED presentations and their management, procedure guidance, and hundreds of images to review.


“If preparation for the oral board exam by simulation is your goal, I would definitely suggest this book; I know that I will be using it.”

-Academic Emergency Medicine 2010