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Links and References

Useful resources

WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focussed on Critical Ultrasound)

Sonosite institute  of training and education (SITE)

Intensive Care Network - Website with resources for ICU trainees particularly those sitting the australian fellowship

 Teaching Website of the Medical ICU at Ambroise Pare Hospital in Paris by Antoine Vieillard-Baron and Francois Jardin, pioneers in ICU echocardiography 

 A small russian gallery of good echo images

A collection of transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography

Echocardiography videos in IGNOU's School of Health Sciences channel

A listing of cardiology resources on the web, which includes echocardiography resources

 Critical Care Ultrasound Institute, Canada 

 Handheld ultrasound in ICU courses in the UK

 Emergency medicine ultrasound tutorials and case studies from the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

 

Competence statement for critical care ultrasound

http://www.chestjournal.org/content/135/4/1050.full

 

Educational affiliates

Christian Medical College Main web site

Christian Medical College education web site

Tufts University e-learning web site

 

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