Ponte Vedra 2010

PV 500x534 Ponte Vedra 2010We 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 June 23. 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.

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)
  • Phillip Andrus, MD
  • Petra Duran, MD
  • Daniel Duque, MD, RDMS
  • Joe Wood, MD, JD, RDMS

NYC Pediatric EM Fellows Ultrasound Conference

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This full day course on May 10th saw a packed audience of peds EM fellows from all over New York City. Hosted by the faculty of the emergency ultrasound division from Maimonides Medical Center, as well as renowned guest speakers Dr. Paul Sierzenski and our very own Dr. James Tsung.

Participants were treated to a day of informative lectures covering:

  • basics in bedside ultrasound
  • FAST
  • RUQ
  • lung ultrasound
  • cardiac ultrasound
  • pediatric ultrasound (intussusception, pyloric stenosis, appendicitis)
  • pelvic ultrasound
  • soft tissue ultrasound

The latter part of the afternoon was spent hands-on with various cool portable ultrasound machinery and volunteer models. Of course, no full day event can be complete without food to give everyone pause for catching up and camaraderie.

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WINFOCUS Pisa 2010

The second session of the 1st International Consensus Conference on Pleural and Lung Ultrasound was held in Pisa, Italy May 11-12.  Ultrasound leaders from across the globe were present, including Mount Sinai’s Jim Tsung. Thwarting recent Icelandic ash clouds, Dr. Tsung teleconferenced in as the the conferences’ first virtual attendee.

JTsungPisa24 500x400 WINFOCUS Pisa 2010Dr. Tsung joined notable faculty including:

  • Roberto Copetti
  • Mahmoud El Barbary
  • Luna Gargani
  • Daniel Lichtenstein
  • Gerhard Mathis
  • Andrea Reissig
  • Gino Soldati
  • Giovanni Volpicelli

As well as other leaders in thoracic ultrasound imaging. The conference focused on establishing common nomenclature for thoracic ultrasound anatomy, a review of literature published on the topic, and presentations of research by Dr. Roberto Copetti (neonatal & pediatric lung ultrasound) and Jim Tsung (pediatric pneumonia and bronchiolitis).

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Case of the Month: April 2010

Thanks to Tatiana for an expertly presented ultrasound case of the month.  She was kind enough to put together this summary.

43y.o. F with pmh of asthma, HTN, recently treated for PNA p/w worsening dyspnea, pleuritic chest  pain,  cough and fever. Found to be tachypnic and tachycardic in the ED. CXR suggesting perihilar PNA. While awaiting chest CTA to r/o PE you perform bedside echo and obtain the following image:

Screen shot 2010 04 28 at 1.27.30 PM Case of the Month: April 2010

Is there anything abnormal? How does this change your management?

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SAEM Endorses the 2008 ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines

Screen shot 2010 04 23 at 10.31.41 AM SAEM Endorses the 2008 ACEP Ultrasound GuidelinesACEP and SAEM are now united in their support of the revision of ultrasound guidelines published by ACEP in 2008.  See Dr. Moak’s comments below:

I am pleased to announce that the SAEM Board of Directors has endorsed the 2008 ACEP Ultrasound Guidelines.  The vote was unanimous.  This endorsement represents a very strong commitment to our aims as a community of emergency sonographers, and is congruent with our mission as educators and researchers in the field.  I’d like to highlight the hard work of Dr. Vivek Tayal, the primary editor of the guidelines, and the many others who contributed.  We are also grateful to Dr. Jeff Kline for his advocacy for this initiative among the membership of the SAEM BOD.

Best regards,
Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group