Welcome to the new ultrasound website! Below you will find a listing of what will hopefully be high-yield resources – we will update often, and please send any suggestions to the Chiefs. Enjoy!

Program Ultrasound Logistics

The program has purchased two ultrasound machines to assist residents with bedside diagnosis, insertion of IV’s, and emergency procedures. To ensure appropriate use of this tool, we have created the following policies and sign-out sheets.

Policies and FAQ for use of the Internal Medicine ultrasound machines

Additional sign-out sheets for TC519A and CCD 10-475

Ultrasound Pocketcards 

Bedside DVT screening

IVC measurements for fluid responsiveness

Helpful Websites

westernsono.ca: Great website with tutorials and cases galore.

criticalecho.com: Pretty much every tutorial, video and sample image that you could ever want.

Chest Ultrasound Corner: Ultrasound-based clinical cases. Lots of interesting images and unusual diagnoses.

Related Literature

Utility of Point-of-Care Ultrasonography 

“Limited Echocardiography-Guided Therapy in Subacute Shock is Associated with Change in Management and Improved Outcomes.” Journal of Critical Care 2014. 

“Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Patients Admitted with Respiratory Symptoms: A Single-Blind, Randomised Controlled Trial.” The Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2014.

“Training Peer Instructors for a Combined Ultrasound/Physical Exam Curriculum.” Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2014.

“Accuracy of Point-of-Care Multiorgan Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism.” Chest 2014.  

“Point of Care Cardiac Ultrasound Applications in the ED and ICU – A Review.” Current Cardiology Reviews 2012. 

IVC Measurement

“Respiratory Variations of IVC Diameter to Predict Fluid Responsiveness in Spontaneously Breathing Patients with Acute Circulatory Failure: Need for a Cautious Use.” Critical Care 2012.

“Respiratory Changes in IVC Diameter are Helpful in Predicting Fluid Responsiveness in Ventilated Septic Patients.” Intensive Care Medicine 2004. 

“The Respiratory Variation in IVC Diameter as a Guide to Fluid Therapy.” Intensive Care Medicine 2004.