Welcome to Ultrasound, PGY1s! Over the course of this block, we hope to not just introduce you to the basics of ultrasound in Emergency Medicine, but give you tools that you will find useful in the day-to-day care of your patients.
The following material is meant as a guide for minimum competency as a PGY1 in ultrasound. There is additional material that will be provided that is not mandatory but recommended reading as you dive deeper into your practice. By the completion of this block, you will be expected to be able to adjust depth and gain, use M mode, adjust frequency to optimize image quality and identify free fluid in the abdomen, poor cardiac contractility, estimated fluid volume status, confirmed intrauterine pregnancy.
Your requirements for this block are as follows:
- This is meant to evaluate your base understanding of the topics and not meant to be a high-stress evaluation. It will simply be used to help assess your progress.
- Completion of the following topic modules including a post assessment:
- Attend Evening Curricular Events
- There will be several opportunities each block to attend evening curriculum events that are held in conjunction with the medical school. These vary from block to block, but you are expected to attend at least 2 events in the block.
- Present Journal Article and Case Report
- Presentations held on week 2 of block
- Example Presentation: Ultrasound Guided LP
- Again, not meant to be a high-stress evaluation, this evaluation is meant to assess your progress from the start of the block.
Everything you need to succeed in this block should be here, if it is lacking information that you feel is necessary, please let us know.
Ultrasound in the Emergency Department
Basic Ultrasound Physics
Extended Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
Basic Cardiac Ultrasound
Fluid Volume Assessment
Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound
Peripheral Intravenous Catheter
Central Venous Cannulation