We have specially curated a robust asynchronous curriculum to combine the best of hand-on education, autonomous free-scanning time, and on-demand multimedia to bring structure and flexibility to your ultrasound month
In order to receive a passing evaluation for the month, you are expected to meet or exceed the following requirements:
1. Attendance in your home ER self-scanning on Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm (not many opportunities in emergency medicine to work banker's hours - nice!)
2. Follow along with the day-by-day tutorial below, complete with scanning targets, keystone articles, and multimedia resources
3. Attendance at WSU Ultrasound Grandrounds on the second Monday of the month. You must bring at least 3 interesting cases to discuss (images on USB drive or QPath will suffice, no powerpoint necessary)
4. In all, you are expected to complete and log 150 scans for the month (easy... less than 8 scans per day x20 days). Log using the HIPAA-compliant logging system of your choice or the ACEP ultrasound log tracker (https://www.acep.org/by-medical-focus/ultrasound/ultrasound-tracker/)
5. You must conclude your month with the creation of a 15 minute Powerpoint presentation on an exceptional case you had during the month. This is to be presented to your peers and faculty at didactics. Discussion points should include case details, key ultrasound images, and literature review of your topic
We have created a custom education month for you at www.ultrasounddirector.com to keep your month organized and on track.
It features 20 different boxes to open, one for each core topic in Emergency Ultrasound, each hand curated by your very own ultrasound faculty and chock-full of great content, including:
1. Landmark articles
2. FOAM Videos and Lectures
3. Key textbook chapters
4. Your scanning objectives for the day, and of course,
5. Daily short-answer quiz to assess mastery!
If you do not have access to ultrasounddirector.com, please contact your EUS faculty!
You will pass the month with honors if you fulfill the minimum requirements, but go significantly above and beyond. You must demonstrate mastery of several of the key components of emergency ultrasound as well as your ideas on how to advance the field of Emergency Ultrasound.
Impress us. Wow us. Show us you have mastered the scanning technique and have conceptual mastery of the topic, and eternal glory shall be yours. One way to accomplish this?
1. Performing 8 fully complete exams of the topic that meet all the views and imaging requirements for a proper billable scan. (If you don't know which views are required, you may use the template provided by QPath or as directed by the Emergency Ultrasound Standard Reporting Guidelines (https://www.acep.org/globalassets/uploads/uploaded-files/acep/clinical-and-practice-management/policy-statements/information-papers/emergency-ultrasound-standard-reporting-guidelines---2018.pdf)
2. Write a very brief summary of two articles on the topic published in a peer-reviewed journal and how it will affect how you practice emergency medicine
3. Submit this to your faculty to receive credit
If you are particularly inspired by renal ultrasound, you could complete the following:
1. Perform and document 8 patients' GU scans that include right kidney long and short axis, left kidney long and short axis, and bladder sagittal and transverse axis, assessing for presence of hydronephrosis and bladder size.
2. "I learned that The 2014 STONE study demonstrated over 2759 patients that point of care ultrasound was a safe and effective option for diagnosing kidney stones in select ED patients and use of CT is not automatically required for kidney stones. I will consider risk stratifying kidney stone patients and avoiding ionizing radiation in cases where appropriate."
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