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For more than 10 years, the Society of Critical Care Medicine has offered an in-person critical care ultrasound course interspersing lectures with interactive training. This format has now been replaced by a hybrid format to ensure that healthcare professionals continue to receive optimized ultrasound training and education. Diane C. McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM, was joined by Sarah E. Bain, MD, at the 2023 Critical Care Congress to discuss the critical care ultrasound course, how it has evolved, and how it is expanding around the world. This podcast is sponsored by Echonous.
Members of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) traveled from the United States to Lviv, Ukraine in March to train more than 140 clinicians on lifesaving critical care ultrasound. Learning and using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skills allows Ukrainian medical professionals to quickly diagnose and care for critically ill and injured patients—all the more important as injuries continue to mount in the ongoing Ukrainian humanitarian crisis.
José L. Díaz-Gómez, MD, FASE, FCCM, rides his bicycle to work every day in Houston, Texas. He passes the Texas Medical Center, where he sees a large Ukrainian flag on one of the hospital buildings. The flag symbolizes support for Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia, and now when Dr. Díaz-Gómez passes it, he sees something more. He sees courage, responsibility, and hope.
In 2014, Nibras F. Bughrara, MD, FASA, FCCM, joined Albany Medical Center (AMC) in Albany, New York, USA, after completing a critical care medicine fellowship and perioperative echocardiography training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. At the time, he was the only intensivist at AMC using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, discusses ultrasound credentialing with Michael Blaivas, MD, FAIUM, FACEP, at the 44th Critical Care Congress in Phoenix, Arizona.
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Michael Blaivas, MD, FACEP, FAIUM, about the article, “Guidelines for the appropriate use of bedside general and cardiac ultrasonography by the intensivist in the evaluation of critically ill patients—Part I: general ultrasonography,” published in Critical Care Medicine.
How can clinical information gleaned from focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) be used to augment clinical assessments in children with suspected septic shock? This month’s Concise Critical Appraisal analyzes a study published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine that sought to show how often a clinician’s hemodynamic characterization of a child with septic shock was altered by FCU and to further validate an expert-developed algorithm for these assessments.
This is an article that details lung ultrasound and sonographic subpleural consolidation in COVID-19 pneumonia correlated with disease serverity. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors assessed for the prevalence and consequences of spontaneous echo contrast on point-of-care vascular ultrasound in coronavirus disease 2019.
This is an article that details point of care ultrasound for COVID-19 pneumonia. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
This is an infographic that details multi-organ point of care ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
This is an article that details multi-organ point of care ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.
This presentation covers endotracheal intubation confirmation with POCUS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
This presentation covers central veneous confirmation with POCUS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this letter to the editor, the authors respond to an article by Ong et al. and recommend lung ultrasound in children with COVID-19 as a means of improving outcomes.
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