Ultrasound | Residents

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Description of resident clinical elective

This rotation will focus on emergency point of care ultrasound and all of it's many applications and uses in the Emergency Department. Common applications of Emergency Ultrasound include the FAST exam, pelvic ultrasound, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA), cardiac, vascular access, renal, gallbladder, and DVT. In general, the residents will be in the Emergency Department during weekdays to perform these exams. The ultrasound resident will serve as a consultant in obtaining clinically relevant ultrasound images and interpretation with oversight from the attending on shift and the designated ultrasound faculty member.

The ultrasound resident will record all ultrasound images into a storage archiving system that will be used to review images on a weekly basis during Quality Assurance. The ultrasound resident will also have weekly direct hands-on scan shift with the designated ultrasound faculty member. At the end of the rotation the student should have gained the knowledge of basic Emergency Ultrasound including it's indications and applications; as well as becoming more adept at the performance of ultrasound.

Average number of patients seen each week: ~100 ultrasounds/week

On-call/weekend responsibility: none



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Adult ED Visits: 95,600
Pediatric ED Visits: 50,000
Trauma Center: Level 1
Residency Type: 1-4
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Residents: 48