POCUS for COVID and Beyond: Diagnosing Lung, Cardiac and Thromboembolic Diseases

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Internal medicine physician Dr. Shane Arishenkoff teaches how to diagnose lung, cardiac, thrombosis pathology with life-saving POCUS skills for the pandemic and beyond.

In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn to master today’s top three most important POCUS exams to diagnose your dyspneic patients in real time and save lives beyond the pandemic. Learn how to use POCUS to:

  • Rapidly narrow your differential diagnosis for shortness of breath
  • Perform a quick and comprehensive cardiorespiratory assessment
  • Classify various interstitial syndromes that affect the lung
  • Identify pneumonia, pleural effusion and pulmonary edema
  • Scan a patient to identify venous thromboembolic disease

Beyond B-lines! Dr. Arishenkoff teaches both basic and advanced POCUS applications to confidently diagnose patients suffering from COVID and other pulmonary and cardiac diseases, including diving into pleural line abnormalities, focused cardiac scanning and DVTs.

Patients presenting with shortness of breath pose a diagnostic dilemma: there are so many possible causes from multiple different organ systems! Yet without point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), the stethoscope is our only diagnostic technology at the bedside. It’s limitations lead to significant delays or even errors in diagnosis that can often make the difference for patients.

Handheld POCUS enables healthcare practitioners to image multiple organ systems, where before they could only auscultate. The research is unequivocal: POCUS is THE tool to use for quickly and confidently understanding a patient’s cardiac and respiratory pathology at the bedside.

Critical, urgent and primary care clinicians are invited to learn from two POCUS educators.

Internal medicine physician Dr. Shane Arishenkoff and emergency physician Dr. Oron Frenkel present real patient case studies. Explore the classic COVID-19 patient and more advanced cases of pulmonary and cardiac diseases, to help you hone your skills in diagnosing pleural line abnormalities, focused cardiac scanning, and venous thromboembolic disease.

Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, MD, FRCPC Internist and Clinical Assistant Professor

Internist and Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Shane Arishenkoff is a general internist and member of the UBC Division of General Internal Medicine. He completed his GIM fellowship at UBC and finished a one-year fellowship in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) at the University of California Irvine. He works clinically as an attending physician at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH). As the POCUS lead for the Clinical Teaching Unit, he focuses on resident training, curriculum development and research.

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S. Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Oron Frenkel, M.D., M.S.

Dr. Oron Frenkel completed his MS and MD simultaneously at the University of California Joint Medical Program in Berkeley and San Francisco, completing his residency in Emergency Medicine followed by a fellowship in Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, California. He moved to British Columbia with the goal of increasing use of point-of-care ultrasound across the province, especially among rural practitioners. An avid educator, Dr. Frenkel is constantly evaluating the best teaching methods for disseminating this technology, how to measure competency in its practice, and its effects on outcomes for individual patients. Dr. Frenkel serves as Chairman of the Clarius Medical Advisory Board.