POCUS in COVID Town Hall Recording: An international discussion on the role, implementation, and concerns regarding POCUS in COVID. Hear from experts who are on the front lines of seeing COVID patients and developing processes for their hospitals. Featured panelists include Dr. Yale Tung Chen (Spain), Dr. Emanuele Pivetta (Italy), Dr. Sachita Shah (global pocus and Univ. Washington), Dr. Trish Henwood (Ebola response, Thomas Jefferson), Dr. Mat Nelson (Northwell Hospital), Dr. Arun Nagdev (Highland Hospital and ACEP US Section Safety co-chair), Dr. Nova Panebianco (University of Pennsylvania and ACEP US Section Chair), Dr. Vivek Tayal (Carolinas Medical Center Atrium Health and CUAP Chair, ACEP US Section Past Chair). Town Hall moderated by Dr. Rachel Liu. A huge THANK YOU should go to Dr. Rachel Liu for recording the event and getting the transcript together!
POCUS in COVID video documents (Coming Soon)
The Emergency Ultrasound Section met at ACEP19 in Denver. The section will meet at ACEP20 in Dallas. We will post details here as they come available.
Emergency Ultrasound Section members may send an email to all members of the section via engagED: acep_emergencyultrasoundsection@ConnectedCommunity.org
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Nova Panebianco, MD, MPH, FACEP
I find it somewhat astounding that despite living in Philadelphia the most snow I’ve seen this year was the intense snowstorm during Denver ACEP! I’m not complaining mind you, and the groundhog did not see his shadow, so joyfully spring weather must be just around the corner!
The ACEP US Section newsletter is devoted to providing our membership with section updates, educational materials, and resources. I have several updates for you and the first is about the Newsletter itself. Historically coordinating content for the newsletter was the role of the secretary, which it still is, but now an official Newsletter task force was created. This was done to ensure our membership receives consistent format, high quality, high yield information. Thank you to our current secretary Dr. Marina Shpilko for heading this!
Another major update is that we have expanded the role of the secretary to be Master of the Subcommittees. Dr. Michael Gottlieb has taken on this task and has done an immense amount of work to ensure that we have an accurate roster for each committee, organized the committee documents, scheduled the subcommittee meetings, and documented the conversations. This work is critical to maintaining productivity and communication. I think I’ll just start calling Mike “Master” from here on out.
We realize that many of our section members rely on social media for updates and our section’s tweeter feed hasn’t been as active as it could be. Please follow @ACEP_EUS and look out for tweets with highlights from the subcommittees and reading list suggestions among other important items. Thank you to Dr. Lauren McCafferty for taking on this role!
The ACEP Ultrasound Section microsite has an enormous amount of valuable information and new links are being added frequently. To get to the US Site, type www.acep.org/ultrasound and you will see a link to the section page. This site has many of our policies, documents, prior newsletters and the subcommittee microsites. Look out for the Trauma Quiz, Ultrasound Tracker, a summary of high and low fidelity simulators on the Simulation Subcommittee microsite, foundational documents on system wide clinical ultrasound committee microsite, and much more. Additionally, you do not have to be an ACEP member to access the ACEP ultrasound policy statements. This is particularly important for those with system-wide clinical ultrasound committees and individuals collaborating with departments outside of EM. READ MORE
A product of an ACEP ultrasound section grant, the new ACEP Point-of-Care OB ultrasound book is bursting with crucial information that will be a huge aid to any bedside provider. This book bypasses the traditional method of book publishing by being available exclusively in iBook format. Besides the rapid dissemination and the price tag of $0, another asset of the book is its abundant multimedia. The authors report that their book contains 967 illustrations and 10 hrs of mini-lectures, which function to help augment the stellar literature review and instructional content already present. This iBook is available on Apple devices, is free to download, and will make an excellent addition to the bedside sonographer’s armamentarium.
Ultrasound G.E.L. (Gathering Evidence from the Literature) is a new medical podcast featuring reviews of recent studies in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). Especially as more and more indications for ultrasound are discovered, it is important to keep abreast of the available literature so we can use ultrasound safely and appropriately to help our patients. The goal of the podcast is to disseminate an evidence basis for POCUS. The podcast reviews a single article every two weeks and attempts to briefly summarize the study and provide take-home points that you can bring to the bedside. The podcast is available on iTunes, and summary notes and infographics can be found on the website: www.ultrasoundgel.org. While there are many high quality ultrasound podcasts out there, most require your attention to images and videos. Here is one that you can (safely) listen to on the way to work.