Author Archives: Jordan Chenkin

Jordan Chenkin is the director of the point-of-care ultrasound training program for the Divison of Emergency Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is the director of the POCUS fellowship at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

POCUS as a disruptive innovation

Dr. Resa Lewiss, chair of the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section has an excellent TEDMED talk on POCUS as a disruptive medical innovation. Watch the video here:    

Superficial Thrombophlebitis – A benign disease?

A 57 year old woman presented to the ED with left leg pain and swelling for a week. She had no past medical history, and no risk factors for DVT. On examination there was a palpable superficial cord running along the medial leg from the knee to the groin. This cord was erythematous, warm and […]

POCUS for Chest Pain

It was 10pm on a busy shift in the emergency department. A 69 year-old man presented with sudden onset retrosternal chest pain radiating to his back. The pain lasted an hour and then resolved spontaneously. He drove himself to the ED for assessment. His initial ECG at triage was normal. While in the ED, he […]