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E-point Septal Separation in the Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

Perhaps never explained so clearly, Cisewki and Alerhand’s article on EPSS is a wonderful read. Bottom line to remember: EPSS > 7 mm was 87% sensitive and 75% specific at identifying reduced EF (<50%).  This is the cutoff generally used to point to an abnormal EF (but isn’t it all about stroke volume, really?)Read more

2014 Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound CME Course

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its annual ultrasound CME conference on April 25. Faculty, fellows, nurses and PAs from a number of institutions and specialties took part in our tenth annual course. The course was directed by Bret Nelson, MD who introduced ultrasound physics and machine controls, followed by lectures on assessment of  airway and breathing (JimRead more

2012 Ultrasound CME conference

The Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine hosted its annual ultrasound CME conference held on March 22 at the Stern Auditorium. Faculty, fellows and PAs from a number of institutions took part in our eighth annual conference. The course was directed by Bret Nelson, MD and topics included ultrasound physics (Leila PoSaw, MD, MPH) and assessment of Read more

The Faces of WCUME

The first World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education has come to a close.  The event was a great success, with excellent plenary sessions in the morning, hands-on teaching in the afternoon and southern hospitality in the evening.  It was nice to see so many familiar faces, and although we couldn’t capture everyone, we hadRead more

2011 Ultrasound CME conference

Our annual ultrasound CME conference held on March 7 was a great success! Faculty, fellows and PAs from a number of institutions took part in our seventh annual conference. Topics included ultrasound for airway, breathing, circulation, disability and procedures. Great lectures by Sinai’s Emergency Medicine faculty were followed by an intensive hands-on scanning session.  Read more

Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course 2011

On March 7, 2011 the Division of Emergency Ultrasound will host its annual hands-on CME course at Mount Sinai. Targeted at clinicians in emergency and critical care settings, the course consists of presentations by national faculty and plenty of hands-on scanning with live models. Course highlights: Basic to advanced topics covered Organ system-based approach toRead more

WINFOCUS 2010

Winfocus 2010 at Policlinico Gemelli WINFOCUS held the 6th world congress on Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care at the Policlinico Gemelli in Rome, Italy this year.  Sinai was represented by Jim Tsung and Phil Andrus.  The excitement included sessions devoted to development of consensus on point of care ultrasound for: vascular access and thoracicRead more

2010 MSSM ED Critical Care Conference

Always well received, our annual ED critical care conference is not to be missed if you are in the area.  Hope to see you there.Read more