Category Archives: Global

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.


Creating Impact in Rural Areas Using POCUS



Listen to Mark Shaffer, MD as he discuss his use of POCUS for rural healthcare. Dr. Shaffer grew up outside of Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2004 and from Harvard Medical School in Boston in 2009. Dr. Shaffer then moved south to Columbia, South Carolina where he completed his Family Medicine Residency at Richland Hospital in 2012. After residency, he felt called to international service and pursued a Global Health Fellowship with the USC School of Medicine. He worked in Tanzania, East Africa for over 2 years, first teaching doctors how to treat heart disease, and then running a large program for HIV patients. Eventually, he and his wife were ready to move closer to home. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer returned to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and now works in resident training, hospital care, and outpatient care at the John A Martin Primary Health Care Center. He is board certified in Family Medicine with special interests in obstetrics, pediatric obesity, natural family planning and international health. While working in Tanzania Dr. Shaffer helped develop a program for bedside cardiothoracic ultrasound at the local hospital that persists today. He has published in the field of international POCUS FAST exam training and authored chapters and taught CME courses on bedside cardiac ultrasound.


Special Edition with Professor Lichtenstein



Join Professor Lichtenstein talk about POCUS: Learning from the Past and Moving to the Future. 

Dr. Daniel Lichtenstein is medical intensivist, visiting Professor, working since 1989 at François Jardin’s medical I.C.U. Has defined in 1991 critical ultrasound as a holistic whole-body approach. Research mainly focused around lung ultrasound, using simple equipment, defining the BLUE-protocol (acute respiratory failure, FALLS-protocol (role of lung-rockets in circulatory failure), cardiac arrest (SESAME-protocol), various procedures (thoracentesis, subclavian venous line insertions, …). Regular textbooks since 1992 (last and 6th Edition, Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill, 2016, Springer), two dozen of original articles (critical, venous and lung ultrasound), 500 conferences, president of CEURF (international training center with personalized training at the bedside).


POCUS for Family Medicine Doctors in Serbia



Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a global movement. Listen to Prim. Dr Med. Ivica Zdravković a pioneer of POCUS in Serbia, talk about POCUS for Family Medicine Doctors in his country.


Global POCUS: Brazil



 

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a global movement. Listen to Dr. Carlos Gabriel Nardy Pereira, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon from Brazil, talk about the state of POCUS and the challenges and opportunitis for it in Brazil.


POCUS in Lagos, Nigeria



Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a global movement. Listen to Dr. Modele Olowoyeye, PhD, POCUS Certified, Radiologist at the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos, Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, talk about the state of POCUS and the challenges and the opportunities for it in Lagos, Nigeria.