Primer Videos for Ultrasound

These 2 videos are meant to be primer videos for point of care ultrasound. These were designed to be used as part of a procedural education course.  The physics and knobology presentations are meant as an introduction and not as exhaustive or comprehensive reviews.  Think of them as for people who are starting to learn procedural ultrasound, off service residents who need an introduction, or even medical students rotating in EM.

Enjoy and feel free to use as you see fit, no point recreating the wheel.

Primer on Ultrasound Physics

Primer on M-Turbo Knobology

Kyoto Kagaku US Guided PICC Phantom: Hands On

I got the chance to use and evaluate the Kyoto Kagaku Ultrasound guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter procedure phantom.  The phantom consists of a torso and an arm that articulates at the shoulder to be able to place the arm in different positions.

The upper arm has a replaceable area that can be ultrasounded and cannulated.  The targets are the cephalic and basilic veins.  The vessels outside of the insert are clear so you can see the wire and/or catheter threading. There is the ability to place the wire in to the SVC and the IJ.  There is a vessel that is used to fill the model and could be considered an azygos vein, but its take off is a little odd.

The video goes over the phantom’s parts and images along with demonstration of access and wire threading.

Disclosure:  PICC Phantom was provided by Kyoto Kagaku for review.

Twitter Transcript from SAEM14

Here is the Twitter transcript from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2014 Annual meeting, #SAEM14.  During the conference we became a world wide trending topic thanks to the discussions and retweets.

 

We also had a record number of attendees at the conference along with an increased number of people on Twitter and number of tweets.  Nowhere near the numbers that we get for ACEP but growing.  The Symplur graph shows the volume over the conference.

Download the Twitter Transcript pulled from Hootsuite.

From Twitter to Tenure: SAEM 2014 Annual Meeting

At the 2014 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual meeting Michelle Lin (M_Lin), Nicholas Genes (@NickGenes), Robert Cooney (@EMEducation), and myself (@takeokun) give a didactic session entitled “Twitter to Tenure: Use of Social Media to Advance Your Academic Career”.

We discussed the relationship of social media and #FOAMed to scholarship, the traditional markers of academic scholarly activity in the setting of US Graduate Medical Education, and our experience in social media over the years.  Here is a recording of our lecture presentation and the questions from the audience.  The audio is limited due to some technical difficulties while traveling.

I would also pay attention to the discussion from Ed Panacek at about 57:24.  Ed has some very important things to say about social media and academic careers/advancement, Michelle may have also let a little surprise slip.

This video was in collaboration with:

Michelle Lin MD   @M_Lin   http://academiclifeinem.com

Nicholas Genes MD PhD   @NickGenes   http://blogborygmi.blogspot.com

Robert Cooney MD RDMS   @EMEducation   http://flippedem.com

Hope you all enjoy.

SAEM 2014 Poster on Swallow Screening for Acute Stroke Patients

At the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting at Dallas Texas I had the opportunity to present a poster on a project I had worked on. The project was entitled:

Customized Swallow Screening Tool to Exclude Aspiration Pneumonia Risk in Acute Stroke Patients

Unfortunately there were concurrent events at the meeting and I could not stay at the poster session the entire time.  Below is  a short video discussing the poster and our team’s findings.

The abstract can be downloaded in the Academic Emergency Medicine Supplement issue, abstract 622.