Blinded by the Light

75yo Female presents to the ED with sudden onset right visual loss.   Denies flashes/floaters and has no history of stroke/TIAs in the past.  She denies any symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica or temporal arteritis. Pt has a past history: Cataracts but no surgery.  Wears glasses for reading. Hypertension Type 2 Diabetes Atrial fibrillation - on Xarelto. Non-smoker. … Continue reading Blinded by the Light

DAS SMACC POCUS Summary Part 1

What an amazing 4 days we have had at Das SMACC. The Tempodrom was such a fantastic venue for a conference and the program was full of POCUS goodness with world class demonstrators and speakers. Over the coming few weeks we plan to bring you a round-up of all the best bits of the conference. … Continue reading DAS SMACC POCUS Summary Part 1

POCUS in Simulation

A lot of great things have come out of Sweden - Ikea, Abba, Vikings, Stefan Edberg... Awesome Ultrasound Simulator is the brainchild of Per Östergren who incidentally is also from Sweden. Awesome Ultrasound Simulator allows for real-time ultrasound images of normal scans and pathology to be shown as scenario participants scan a particular area of … Continue reading POCUS in Simulation

POCUS Departmental Survey

A survey recently was conducted about the use of point of care ultrasound and regarding the skill set within the department and future learning.  The following is a breakdown of the respondents. Accreditation: About half the respondents have completed a formal accredited ultrasound course (majority being consultants).   For more information about courses and when … Continue reading POCUS Departmental Survey