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
- 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.
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.
Dr. 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).
Wow. Really interesting article from Science Daily. This beats the GE VScan. Looks like it works with Microsoft Windows on smartphones, so not ready for iPhone…yet.
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:
Is there anything abnormal? How does this change your management?
ACEP 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.
Chair, SAEM Ultrasound Interest Group
Finally- a little recognition! We were named one of the top 50 continuing medical education blogs by Nurse E.D.U.
Although there is no mention that they were listed in any particular order, we will consider ourselves in the top 20 of that list since that’s where we fell.
Today, Nurse E.D.U.
Tomorrrow, The Huffington Post!