Under the direction of Dr. Jakub Bartnik, director of ultrasound, the ultrasound division of our emergency department, continues to grow.
Ultrasound Course Objective
By the end of the rotation, the resident must demonstrate an understanding in the basic ultrasound physics and concepts such as gain, depth, artifacts; be able to utilize these concepts to improve your images.
The resident must demonstrate proficiency in the following core applications according to ACEP: Trauma ( eFAST), renal, pregnancy (pelvic), aorta, echocardiography, biliary, DVT and US guided procedures.
Other applications of interest include: abscess/cellulitis, IVC, appendicitis, ocular, thoracic, musculoskeletal, ENT, etc (see minimal image criteria and emergency ultrasound core vs advanced skills for clarification of each application).
Second-year resident role: Perform and understand basic point-of-care ultrasound examinations during your rotation and coordinate with corresponding shift leader and Fourth-year resident for additional teaching.
Fourth-year resident role: Perform and understand both basic and advance point-of-care ultrasound examinations during rotation as well as have an opportunity to teach junior residents.
The resident must complete nightly “flipped classroom” assignments (which may include modules, podcasts, or PowerPoint lectures prior to scanning shift)
The resident must also complete assigned quizzes in core US applications and bring printed results for submission to the ultrasound director no later than the last day of the rotation.
The resident must present a 5-10 minute presentation and hand in a 1-page handout about a topic in emergency ultrasonography of their choosing to be presented the last day of the rotation (or another date at the ultrasound director’s discretion).
To obtain exposure, experience and interest in ultrasound that can develop into new research topics within the field.
Residents should obtain 75 scans during their 2-week rotation or 100 scans during their 4-week rotation.