Posts tagged POCUS
8.14.19 Conference Summary

Loads of high yield content in this week’s conference summary. We welcomed our first CLE Rising guest, Dr. Brittany Betham from Henry Ford in Detroit, MI. She taught us how to interpret aVR and the RBBB ECG as well as how the poor historian doesn’t exist! We also had a lecture form our new ultrasound fellow and former chief, Dr. Lauren McCafferty on POCUS for endocarditis, an exciting CPC case with adrenal hemorrhage, and learned about all things LVAD.

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5.9.19 Conference Summary

Conference today started with welcoming Dr. Carrie Harvey from the University of Michigan to discuss palliative care in the critically ill patient and crashing patients with valvulopathies as part of our Cleveland Rising Series. We then had Brian Lauer review opiate pharmacology. Dr. Courtney Smalley from Cleveland Clinic discussed how to establish and practice POCUS in the community and we wrapped up with Biliary Disease from Dr. Kevin Choong PGY-5 from general surgery.

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4.11.19 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our next CLE Rising Series speaker, Dr. David Snow, program director of Loyola’s new EM residency. Dr. Snow discussed challenges of resuscitating critically ill morbidly obese patients then talked about success in emergency medicine. We then welcomed Dr. Paria Wilson, PEM physician from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, who discussed how to approach the undifferentiated crashing pediatric patient. Next, ultrasound fellow Dr. Jason Tehranisa discussed abdominal aorta ultrasound and then led ultrasound trivia. We continued our intern tox lecture series with Dr. Yasmin Moftakhar who gave a great talk on hallucinogens. Our day concluded with Dr. WIll Jian who discussed how to manage traumatic injuries in the community.

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3.7.19 Conference Summary

This week in emergency medicine conference featured an exciting line-up of discussions on advanced ultrasound, bariatric emergencies and post-op care, EBM approach to peritonsillar abscesses, life-threatening withdrawal syndromes, basic approach to the red eye, and finally a high-yield rapid fire EKG review. Check it out!

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11.29.18 Conference Summary

We started this week’s conference with morbidity and mortality conference with Dr. Lauren McCafferty. Following this, our EMS specialists Dr. Jason Zeller and Dr. Jeff Luk gave us a primer on mass casualty/disaster medicine. The day was concluded with another chief Power (Half) Hour with Dr. McCafferty.

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11.15.18 Conference Summary

This week’s UH EM educational didactics included a fascinating case of carotid dissection diagnosed by bedside ultrasound, literature review and current practice patterns surrounding pediatric sedation, an evidence-based medicine review of non-pregnancy vaginal bleeding, and another practice-changing journal club on the topic of public health in the ED!

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11.1.18 Conference Summary

This week we welcomed CLE Rising speaker, Dr. Enyo Ablordeppey, EM/Intensivist and ultrasound extraordinaire from WashU, who gave walked us through her “Top 10 Ways I Use US Everyday” followed by a talk on point-of-care ultrasound and the role of implementation research. This was followed by another ED Pharm 101 session with ED pharmacist Christy McKenzie, PharmD, who went over pharmacologic management of atrial fibrillation. Dr. Matt Stull then led Airway Grand Rounds with a discussion on the 7 Ps of RSI.

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8.30.18 Conference Summary

Cleveland EM on the rise! This week’s emergency medicine conference featured 5MinSono’s co-founder Dr. Jacob Avila who discussed “Space Fights” injuries (heat, cold, and explosion related injuries!) and impressed with his mastery and teaching of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks. We continued the day with a rousing M&M discussion on post-partum eclampsia, asthma exacerbation and the use of oral steroids prior to ED discharge, and the diagnostic challenge of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Finally, our department chair, Dr. Christopher Miller, continued his discussion on the importance of leadership and it’s relationship to emergency medicine via patient experience. Stay tuned for more next week…

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8.2.18 Conference Summary

This week’s conference started off with our first M&M of the year— complete with a brand new M&M format— by Dr. McCafferty. She discusses Adrenal Crisis, NIPPV in PNA (or not…), and how to determine what type of transport you might need for a patient you are sending to another hospital. Dr. Shpilko lead us through cardiac US, the chief’s power (half) hour was packed with good visual diagnosis cases, and Dr. Grosso rounded out the day with another lecture in our pediatric curriculum, this time focusing on HEENT.

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