POCUS Skills for Your Next ED Shift: 5 Ways to Elevate Patient Care

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Ultrasound Fellowship trained emergency physicians Oron Frenkel and Brian Johnson teach five ways point-of-care ultrasound expedites diagnosis and improves procedural accuracy.

Join us for an insightful and interactive 1-hour webinar where Drs. Frenkel and Johnson will explore the essential ultrasound skills you need in the fast-paced world of emergency medicine. You’ll learn how ultrasound can help to:

  • Diagnose retinal detachment and other ocular emergencies
  • Perform a femoral/fascia iliaca nerve block for regional anesthesia in femoral and hip fracture patients
  • Identify primary and secondary signs of appendicitis
  • Diagnose and grade small bowel obstruction
  • Increase first-attempt success rates, reduce complications, and improve patient comfort for peripheral IV insertions

Through interactive presentations, real patient cases, and live demonstrations, you’ll gain practical insights that can significantly enhance your ultrasound proficiency in the emergency department.

Whether you’re an experienced POCUS practitioner or new to point-of-care ultrasound, join Drs. Oron Frenkel and Brian Johnson as they provide valuable knowledge and skills to improve patient care and streamline diagnosis, saving time in critical cases.

According to ACEP, ocular emergencies account for 3% of all ED visits. Using ultrasound to examine the eye is quick, non-invasive, and can be performed on patients with eye pain, loss of vision, headache, or trauma, replacing the need for fundoscopic exams. In this webinar, we explore how to use wireless ultrasound to rapidly assess for retinal detachment or vitreous hemorrhage.

For traumatic injury to a lower extremity, ultrasound-guided femoral nerve blocks are highly effective for pain control and reduce the risk of complications associated with opioids. You’ll learn to use ultrasound to easily identify the femoral nerve, fascia iliaca, and your needle, to ensure safe and accurate guided injections.

Although CT is considered the gold standard for diagnosing acute bowel abnormalities like appendicitis and small bowel obstruction, POCUS is quickly becoming the go-to diagnostic tool for emergency physicians due to its low cost, availability, and absence of ionizing radiation. In several studies, ultrasound has been shown to decrease morbidity and length of stay in the emergency department. We explore ultrasound scanning techniques to rapidly diagnose appendicitis and identify small bowel obstructions.

Obesity, IV drug abuse, hypovolemia, and anatomical variation are all factors that can make blind or landmark-guided PIV access challenging. Drs. Frenkel and Johnson will demonstrate how to use ultrasound to clearly visualize vascular structures and guide cannula insertion to avoid complications like arterial puncture, contact with nerves, and bruising.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of emergency medicine by mastering these 5 ultrasound skills. Join us to elevate your expertise and make a difference in the lives of your patients.

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD Emergency Physician

Emergency Physician

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD

Dr. Brian Johnson, MD, is an experienced Emergency Medicine Specialist located in Renton, WA, known for his dedicated work in the field. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in 2010 and specializes in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Hospital Medicine. Dr. Johnson holds board certification in Emergency Medicine and further expanded his skills with an ultrasound fellowship following his residency training.

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.

Shelley Guenther Sonographer, Clinical Manager

Sonographer, Clinical Manager

Shelley Guenther

Shelley Guenther worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 2 years before entering into the ultrasound program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. After graduating with specialties in general ultrasound as well as echocardiography, she worked as a clinical expert in the commercial world of ultrasound for over 25 years. As Clinical Marketing Manager at Clarius, Shelley Guenther is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational content for clinicians looking to add wireless ultrasound to their practice, including practical webinars and Clarius Classroom video tutorials.