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The annual Sinai PA Conference took place on 9/12/2009. The division of Emergency Ultrasound ran a course on peripheral line placement under ultrasound.

ultrasound guided iv placement
Attendees were enthusiastic and placed angiocaths under ultrasound guidance using our vessel phantoms. In fact, some were so eager that they were absolutely covered in gel by the end of the conference. Next year we will remember to bring towels.

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 Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated

All right, this is only indirectly ultrasound – but Bret Nelson and Haru Okuda have published this great new book:
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.

Reviews:

“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