Category Archives: Education

Climate Change Impacts on Patient Healthcare



“The face to me, of the climate crisis, is the little kid struggling to breath, and that, is scary as hell.”

 

Dr. Covert-Bowlds is a family doctor at Kaiser Permanente Northgate Medical Center in Seattle. He has been doing ultrasound for soft tissue diagnosis and treatment, joint and bursa aspirations, and injections. Climate activists with Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Climate and Health Task Force. He is also a daily bicycle commuter.


Evidence Based POCUS



Listen as author, Dr. Paul Atkinson, discusses the use of point-of-care ultrasound in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation.

Dr. Paul Atkinson is Professor in Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University and Saint John Regional Hospital, New Brunswick, Canada. He is the current chair of the provincial Emergency Medicine research committee. Paul is also deputy editor of CJEM, Chief Medical Officer at WorkSafeNB, and is currently VP for ultrasound research for the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM). He is co-director of the Emergency Critical Care Ultrasound (ECCU) course. His international training included Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, and Cambridge University Hospitals in the UK. He is the principal investigator and chair of the SHoC ultrasound research network. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, as well as being the lead editor on two textbooks, Emergency Medicine an Illustrated Colour Text, 2010; and Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine and Resuscitation, 2019. Awards include the inaugural “Best in Class” undergraduate teaching award from Dalhousie University in 2012, and the national Grant Innes Award for Emergency Medicine research in 2014, and the Ian Stiell Researcher of the Year Award from the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians, 2019. Current research interests include PoCUS in critical illness, occupational stress injury, medical education, trauma systems, and prevention, as well as quality in medicine. Paul enjoys cycling and hiking in the wide-open spaces of New Brunswick.


Revolutionizing Australian Medical Practices with POCUS



Listen to Suean Pascoe, B. App.Sc (MRT, GradDip MedUS, AMS, Cert IV workplace training, GradCert Clinical Teaching (Melb), Director, Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions, talk about how POCUS is revolutionizing Australian Medical Practices.


The Promise of POCUS



Join James A DellaValle, MD, MBA, Chairman of the POCUS Assessment Committee, talk about the Promise of POCUS, how it renewed his interest in his work, and his experience volunteering in Haiti.

Dr. DellaValle graduated from Drexel University School of Medicine. Board-certified in Emergency and Family Medicine, focusing on those in rural areas and under-served populations. Served as medical advisor and member of the Board of Trustees of Hands Together. Involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education and is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. DellaValle is Chair of the APCA POCUS Certification Assessment Committee


POCUS: A Learnable Skill



Victor Rao, MBBS, DMRD, RDMS is a radiologist by training and is one of the pioneers to introduce and develop Point of Care ultrasound learning content for medical students, PA students and residents and CME content for physicians at the USC School of Medicine in Columbia. He was the director of ultrasound education at USC School of Medicine from May 2008 to Aug 2018. He also trained physicians overseas in Tanzania and Philippines to establish POCUS programs. He loves teaching ultrasound and to travel. He has written some chapters in POCUS ultrasound textbooks and in an upcoming eBook. Victor has also worked as a primary care physician in mission hospitals overseas where he enjoyed seeing patients in the clinic and also managed inpatients and performed deliveries, C-sections and minor surgeries. Victor is presently involved with Innovation and The Pocus Certification Academy at Inteleos (formerly ARDMS) as a Global Clinical Content Manager.  Some of his interest include travel, photography, fishing, flying drones and fixing things.


Cracking POCUS Education



A Cardiovascular Physician Assistant since 1997, the focus of Kollpainter’s career has been on endoscopic vessel harvest and post-operative patient care. Since its inception, Kollpainter has been involved with all aspects of endoscopic vessel harvest. He has been named a Diamond level harvester by Guidant, having one of the largest known harvesting experiences. He has been a contributor at the corporate level as a Clinical and Teaching Consultant as well as being an Advisory Board Member since 2002. Kollpainter most notably contribution is that of the Maquet HEMOPRO cut-and-seal technology. It has been his honor to have been one of the handful of CVPA’s to teach endoscopic harvest techniques extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and India. Kollpainter has been involved with bedside ultrasound since 2005, receiving credentials as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer in 2008.