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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Daniel Theodoro, MD, MSCI, FACEP
Summer’s coming to a close and Fall’s just around the corner. It’s the start of a new school year and, for ACEP members, it’s back to the Annual Scientific Assembly.
Mark your calendar for ACEP19 in Denver and for the Emergency Ultrasound Section (EUS) meeting on Sunday, October 27, at 1 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom 4. This year’s business meeting will conclude with a town hall session to flush out where members stand on point-of-care ultrasound “hot” topics and the impact of handheld devices on our daily practice. Make sure to catch the Research Forum Sunday through Tuesday to see the latest work from our colleagues. Lastly, come ready to connect with colleagues! We’ll discuss our challenges as well as possible solutions.
Since this is my last “Chair’s Corner” letter, I wanted to thank the editors of the newsletter for making this publication a high-value read. 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.