Entries tagged with "clinical ultrasound"


Joint AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club - Learning Curves in Emergency Ultrasound Education

Apr 29, 2015 | Research, Education, Clinical ultrasound

We had another great combined AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club, reviewing Blehar DJ, Barton B, Gaspari RJ. Learning Curves in Emergency Ultrasound Education. Acad Emerg Med. 2015.

Julie St-Cyr Bourque and Brooke Hensley, the ultrasound fellows from Mass General, coordinated our critical review. They did an excellent job reviewing the methods, results, and discussing the findings of the study. Different learning curves were generated for each of the ACEP core ultrasound applications, and plateau points were defined for each study.

Dave Blehar and Romolo Gaspari, two of the authors, were online and expanded on several aspects of the study. They chose to use plateau points to avoid using assumed cutoffs. Most studies were close to the plateau point with excellent test characteristics at around 50 exams, although some were sooner, and some never stopped improving.

This is a game changing study and has several implications for education and training. We had several great questions from the audience and had an excellent discussion. Plus we got to see Matt Field's back yard and Jeremy Boyd's sun room.

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Joint AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club - Appendicitis

Mar 29, 2015 | Research, Education, Clinical ultrasound

We had a great AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club covering point-of-care ultrasound for appendicitis. We covered 2 papers, Fox et al., Prospective evaluation of emergency physician performed bedside ultrasound to detect acute appendicitis., and Sivitz et al, Evaluation of acute appendicitis by pediatric emergency physician sonography.

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Upcoming Live Meeting Dates (Feb - June 2015)

Jan 28, 2015 | Admin, Advocacy, Clinical ultrasound, Education, Research

Save the following dates for our upcoming live meetings. Times TBD.

  • Wednesday, May 6 - Joint AEUS Journal Club
  • Thursday, May 28 - SAEM San Diego Wrap Up
  • Friday, June 17 - Giving a GREAT Presentation with Bret Nelson, Resa Lewiss, and others

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Joint AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club - Ultrasonography Versus Computed Tomography For Suspected Nephrolithiasis

Oct 27, 2014 | Clinical ultrasound, Research

We had another great combined journal club with the SAEM Academy Of Emergency Ultrasound and reviewed the recent landmark NEJM article Ultrasonography Versus Computed Tomography For Suspected Nephrolithiasis.

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Joint AEUS-SonoRoundtable Journal Club

Sep 17, 2014 | Clinical ultrasound, Research, Education

We hosted our 1st combined journal club with SAEM's Academy of Emergency Ultrasound and reviewed 3 research articles applying an integrated ultrasound protocol to the dyspneic patient in the emergency department.

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SonoRoundtable and AEUS Journal Club

Aug 29, 2014 | Clinical ultrasound, Education, Research

We are excited to partner with The Academy Of Emergency Ultrasound to bring you an online ultrasound journal club. This bi-monthly series will cover new and cutting edge ultrasound research in an online discussion format. Join us Wednesday September 17th at 2PM EST for our 1st session covering integrated ultrasound protocols for undifferentiated dyspnea in the ED and ICU.

Thanks to current AEUS chair Matt Fields and Research Chair Srikar Adhikari for helping launch this project. Please contact us if you would like to get involved or have articles you would like to see reviewed. Hope to see you there!

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