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The Phlippine College of Emergency Medicine (PCEM) through its Research and Academics Committee organized the 3rd WINFOCUS Basic Ultrasound Life Support Course as a preconvention workshop of the 2015 Annual PCEM Convention. This marks a milestone in the history of the college as it introduces bedside critical care ultrasound as a core skill in emergency medicine training in the Philippines.

WINFOCUS Malaysia President Dr. Adi Osman talked about the utility of bedside ultrasound in resolving clinical dilemmas in t he emergency department during the convention. Dr. Mahathar Abd Wahab, Course Director and emergency physician at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur then discussed clinical vignettes to further illustrate how emergency physicians can use ultrasound to improve their practice.

The Research and Academics Committee of PCEM hopes to continue training emergency physicians in the Philippines to use bedside ultrasound in their practice. During this course, another 27 participants acquired the skill in performing beside ultrasonography and interpreting the results.

2015 PCEM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS CANDIDATES:

1. AMADO A. FLORES III, MD

2. APRIL B. LLANETA, MD

3. CARLOS PRIMERO D. GUNDRAN, MD

4. CARLOS VICENTE G. GABRIEL, MD

5. DAVE C. GAMBOA, MD

6. FAITH JOAN MESA-GAERLAN, MD

7. JESSICA TY-CORPUS, MD

8. MARC N. LIM, MD

9. MINERVA M. LACONICO, MD

10. PATRICIA F. TIOTUICO, MD

11. PAULINE F. CONVOCAR, MD

12. RYAN C. MIRANO, MD

13. VENUS D. CALINGASAN, MD

 

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The PCEM 2015 Annual Convention will be on April 13-14, 2015

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The Philippine College of Emergency Medicine through its Research and Academics Committee collaborated with WINFOCUS Malaysia to hold the 2nd Basic Ultrasound Life Support Course in Manila last October 24-25, 2014 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC), Global City.

Twenty-seven physicians in the field of emergency medicine, pediatric critical care and adult critical care participated in this important endeavor. Dr. Reynante Mirano, chair of the committee, believes that bedside emergency ultrasound can contribute dramatically to improve the clinical practice of emergency medicine. Clinical applications of FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma), RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound in Shock) and BLUE (Basic Lung Ultrsound in Emergency) among others will eventually impact on better patient outcomes.

The College is set to approve guidelines for incorporating bedside ultasound in its residency training. Dr. Romulo Babasa, training officer of the Department of Emergency Medicine at SLMC, said that the potential benefits of ultrasound in improving rapid diagnosis and improved referrals in emergency departments of secondary and tertiary hospitals is yet to be explored. Then with help of trained physicians and WINFOCUS partners like Dr. Adi Osman, President of WINFOCUS Malaysia and Dr. Mahathar Abd Wahab, the widespread use of ultrasound in the Philippines for early diagnosis and treatment is forthcoming.

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