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2015 Peds Ultrasound CME course

Over forty participants joined Sinai faculty Jim Tsung, Ee Tay, Bret Nelson, Joshua Guttman, Jacob Goertz, Turan Saul, Jenny Sanders, Kimberly Kahne, Michelle Vazquez, Joe Sorravit, and Rupi Mudan. Course Directors Ee Tay and Joshua Guttman organized great didactic content and lost of hands-on training (HOT) with pediatric models. Participants from many pediatric and acuteRead 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

Lung ultrasound goes viral for flu season

More lung ultrasound tips and examples from Drs. Jim Tsung and Brittany Pardue Jones! Bacterial pneumonia will manifest as lung consolidation with air bronchograms. The A-line pattern of normal lung will begin to be replaced by B-lines in the area of affected lung: https://gmep.org/media/12001 Here we’ve highlighted the consolidation from the above video as well: https://gmep.org/media/11999 In contrast, subpleuralRead more

Lung Ultrasound Pitfalls

Thoracic sonography is one of the most rapidly growing areas of emergency and critical care ultrasound. One very important emerging indication is to assess for lung consolidation. The characteristic appearance of consolidated lung is very sensitive and specific for pneumonia, but novices should heed some important pitfalls in making the diagnosis. Special thanks to 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

Lung Ultrasound Guidelines

Congratulations to Sinai’s own Dr. Jim Tsung, who recently coauthored a major evidence-based consensus guideline on point-of-care lung ultrasound. The manuscript is the result of a multi-national effort by pioneering clinician-sonographers, and was just published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine: International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound. Volpicelli G, Elbarbary M, Blaivas M, LichtensteinRead more

SPR Fellow Clinical Research Award

Sinai’s own Dr. Lana Friedman, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow, was just named one of three recipients of the prestigious SPR Fellow Clinical Research Award. Her abstract entitled, “Accuracy of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) by Novice Pediatric Emergency Sonologists in the Diagnosis of Skull Fractures,” was selected from a very competitive pool of submissions. She will presentRead more

XRS- Rib pain

32 year old female with no past medical history presents with cough for two weeks, no fever, no sputum. Multiple sick contacts with same symptoms at work. She acutely presents with left rib pain for several days.  She reports no trauma, and noted the sharp, positional pain during a fit of coughing. Her vital signsRead 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