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In this episode, we cover all things POCUS in emergency care. Guest Karine Badra-Quirion, an emergency physician at Lions Gate and St. Paul’s Hospital, imparts her POCUS prowess.

We discuss BC’s POCUS pioneers and the best studies for patient-oriented outcomes and ED flow.

Karine shares image generation techniques, common errors, and her top POCUS tips. We explore ultrasounds VS CT scan and potential diagnoses, POCUS for trauma, and rural practitioner support. Plus, Karine takes the reappointment quiz!

Karine Badra-Quirion

Karine Badra-Quirion is an emergency physician at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver and St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver,

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End of Shift Podcast Hosts


The End of Shift Podcast is hosted by EM Network members Eric Angus and Joe Haegert.

Eric Angus

Eric Angus is an emergency physician and trauma team leader at Lions Gate Hospital. He is married with 15-year-old twins. His non-medical interests include origami, meditation, mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing, just generally being outside, and drinking wine. He has a diploma in mountain medicine and volunteers for ski patrol and the North Shore Rescue team. He is an ATLS instructor. He dabbles in stoicism and Buddhist philosophies.

Joe Haegert

Joe Haegert practices emergency and trauma medicine at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, British Columbia. He is a talented teacher, engaging speaker, and devoted clinician. He lives in South Surrey with his wife Sandy and managed to raise three children without much incident. Known for his unflagging enthusiasm, Joe enjoys all aspects of the outdoors and recently has taken to turning wooden burls into all manner of bowls and tables.


Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the BC Emergency Medicine Network.

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