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Taft Micks, Andrew Smith, Mike Parsons, Tony Locke, Peter Rogers
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2016: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
Maria Barsky, Lauren Kushner, Megan Ansbro, Kate Bowman, Michael Sassounian, Kevin Gustafson, Shadi Lahham, Linda Joseph, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: Parasitic infections pose a significant health risk in developing nations and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the Republic of Tanzania, the CDC estimates that 51.5% of the population is infected with one or more intestinal parasites. If diagnosed early, the consequences of chronic parasitic infection can potentially be avoided. METHODS: Six first-year medical students were recruited to enroll patients in the study. They underwent ten hours of formal, hands-on, ultrasound which included basic cardiac, hepatobiliary, renal, pulmonary and FAST scan ultrasound...
2015: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
Diana J Kelm, John T Ratelle, Nabeel Azeem, Sara L Bonnes, Andrew J Halvorsen, Amy S Oxentenko, Anjali Bhagra
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound is a rapidly evolving component of internal medicine (IM) residency training. The optimal approach for teaching this skill remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether the addition of a longitudinal ultrasound curriculum to a stand-alone workshop for ultrasound training improved knowledge retention in IM residents. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study from July to December 2013...
September 2015: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
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Point-of-care ultrasonography is increasingly being used to facilitate accurate and timely diagnoses and to guide procedures. It is important for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physicians caring for patients in the emergency department to receive adequate and continued point-of-care ultrasonography training for those indications used in their practice setting. Emergency departments should have credentialing and quality assurance programs. PEM fellowships should provide appropriate training to physician trainees...
April 2015: Pediatrics
Tobias Todsen, Morten Lind Jensen, Martin Grønnebæk Tolsgaard, Beth Härstedt Olsen, Birthe Merete Henriksen, Jens Georg Hillingsø, Lars Konge, Charlotte Ringsted
BACKGROUND: Clinicians are increasingly using point-of-care ultrasonography for bedside examinations of patients. However, proper training is needed in this technique, and it is unknown whether the skills learned from focused Ultrasonography courses are being transferred to diagnostic performance on patients. METHODS: Thirty-one physicians were randomized to participate in a focused Ultrasonography course or control circumstances before they examined 4 patients with different abdominal conditions by ultrasonography...
January 2016: American Journal of Surgery
Martin Kluckow, Nicholas Evans
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Frederick Conlin, Neil Roy Connelly, Karthik Raghunathan, Jennifer Friderici, Adam Schwabauer
OBJECTIVE: The role of focused assessment by transthoracic echocardiography or focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in the perioperative setting is uncertain and evolving. To the authors' knowledge, there are no studies that evaluate the current teaching practices regarding FoCUS in US anesthesiology residencies. The authors surveyed residents and residency program directors to examine the frequency, type, and variability of instruction regarding training of FoCUS. DESIGN: A survey study...
January 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Riley Hoyer, Russel Means, Jeffrey Robertson, Douglas Rappaport, Charles Schmier, Travis Jones, Lori Ann Stolz, Stephen Jerome Kaplan, William Joaquin Adamas-Rappaport, Richard Amini
Demand for bedside ultrasound in medicine has created a need for earlier exposure to ultrasound education during the clinical years of undergraduate medical education. Although bedside ultrasound is often used for invasive medical procedures, there is no standardized educational model for procedural skills that can provide the learner a real-life simulated experience. The objective of our study was to describe a unique fresh cadaver preparation model, and to determine the impact of a procedure-focused ultrasound training session...
April 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Anthony M-H Ho, Lester A H Critchley, Joseph Y C Leung, Patricia K Y Kan, Sylvia S Au, Siu K Ng, Simon K C Chan, Philip K N Lam, Gordon Y S Choi, Joey K M Wai, Alex P W Lee, Sun O Chan
PROBLEM: The availability of less expensive and smaller ultrasound machines has enabled the use of ultrasound in virtually all major medical/surgical disciplines. Some medical schools have incorporated point-of-care ultrasound training into their undergraduate curriculum, whereas many postgraduate programs have made ultrasound training a standard. The Chinese University of Hong Kong has charged its Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care to spearhead the introduction of ultrasound into the final-year medical curriculum by introducing handheld transthoracic echocardiography as part of perioperative assessment...
2015: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Kim Thestrup Foss, Yousif Subhi, Rasmus Aagaard, Ebbe Lahn Bessmann, Morten Thingemann Bøtker, Ole Graumann, Christian B Laursen, Jesper Weile, Tobias Todsen
Focused emergency ultrasound is rapidly evolving as a clinical skill for bedside examination by physicians at all levels of education. Ultrasound is highly operator-dependent and relevant training is essential to ensure appropriate use. When supplementing hands-on focused ultrasound courses, e-learning can increase the learning effect. We developed an emergency ultrasound app to enable onsite e-learning for trainees. In this paper, we share our experiences in the development of this app and present the final product...
June 20, 2015: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
James Day, Joshua Davis, Lee Ann Riesenberg, Daniel Heil, Katherine Berg, Robyn Davis, Dale Berg
OBJECTIVES: Sonography is a crucial and versatile tool within the field of medicine. Recent advancements in technology have led to increased use of point-of-care sonography. We designed a survey to assess prior point-of-care sonography training among incoming interns at an academic teaching hospital. METHODS: In 2012 and 2013, we surveyed incoming interns (n = 154 and 145, respectively) regarding point-of-care sonography training received during medical school. The survey questions included formal didactic sessions, bedside instruction, and the use of simulation technology...
July 2015: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Andrea R Levine, Michael T McCurdy, Marc T Zubrow, Alfred Papali, Haney A Mallemat, Avelino C Verceles
PURPOSE: Intensive care unit telemedicine (tele-ICU) uses audiovisual systems to remotely monitor and manage patients. Intensive care unit ultrasound can augment an otherwise limited bedside evaluation. To date, no studies have utilized tele-ICU technology to assess the quality and clinical use of real-time ultrasound images. We assessed whether tele-intensivists can instruct nonphysicians to obtain high-quality, clinically useful ultrasound images. METHODS: This prospective pilot evaluated the effectiveness of a brief educational session of nonphysician "ultrasonographers" on their ability to obtain ultrasound images (right internal jugular vein, bilateral lung apices and bases, cardiac subxiphoid view, bladder) with real-time tele-intensivist guidance...
October 2015: Journal of Critical Care
Meera Kotagal, Elina Quiroga, Benjamin J Ruffatto, Adeyinka A Adedipe, Brandon H Backlund, Robert Nathan, Anthony Roche, Dana Sajed, Sachita Shah
OBJECTIVE: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a vital tool for diagnosis and management of critically ill patients, particularly in resource-limited settings where access to diagnostic imaging may be constrained. We aimed to develop a novel POCUS training curriculum for surgical practice in the United States and in resource-limited settings in low- and middle-income countries and to determine its effect on surgical resident self-assessments of efficacy and confidence. DESIGN: We conducted an observational cohort study evaluating a POCUS training course that comprised 7 sessions of 2 hours each with didactics and proctored skills stations covering ultrasound applications for trauma (Focused Assessement with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination), obstetrics, vascular, soft tissue, regional anesthesia, focused echocardiography, and ultrasound guidance for procedures...
July 2015: Journal of Surgical Education
Elizabeth E Turner, J Christian Fox, Mark Rosen, Angela Allen, Sasha Rosen, Craig Anderson
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed a curriculum for bedside ultrasound (US) and compared outcomes from 2 common training pathways. METHODS: The program consisted of e-learning paired with expert-led hands-on training administered to pulmonary/critical care and cardiology fellows with no prior formal training in bedside US. This "simulation-based learner" group completed a survey of attitudes and confidence before and after training, and knowledge and skills were assessed after training...
May 2015: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Samuel H F Lam, John Bailitz, David Blehar, Brent A Becker, Beatrice Hoffmann, Andrew S Liteplo, Kumar B Rajan, Michael Lambert
BACKGROUND: As bedside ultrasound (BUS) is being increasingly taught and incorporated into emergency medicine practice, measurement of BUS competency is becoming more important. The commonly adopted experiential approach to BUS competency has never been validated on a large scale, and has some limitations by design. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to introduce and report preliminary testing of a novel emergency BUS image rating scale (URS). METHODS: Gallbladder BUS was selected as the test case...
July 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Markus Tyler Ziesmann, Jason Park, Bertram J Unger, Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Ashley Vergis, Sarvesh Logsetty, Chau Pham, David Kirschner, Lawrence M Gillman
BACKGROUND: The Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examination has become a valuable tool in trauma resuscitation. Despite the widespread use of FAST training among traumatologists, no evidence-based guidelines exist to support optimal training requirements or to provide quantitative objective assessments of imaging capabilities. Both Task-Specific Checklist (TSC) and Global Rating Scale (GRS) have been validated as objective skill assessment tools; we developed both types of scoring checklist and assessed them for construct validity with the FAST examination...
May 2015: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Joan Sanchez-de-Toledo, Luis Renter-Valdovinos, Marielle Esteves, Carla Fonseca, Ivan Villaverde, Marta Rosal
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a short hands-on chest ultrasound course to detect normal lung pattern, pneumothorax (PTX), and pleural effusion (PE) in a porcine animal model. METHODS: Thirty-six trainees with no previous experience in chest ultrasound participated in the study. A 1.5-hour training course covering both theory and practice was developed. All static and dynamic signs of the normal lung parenchyma, PTX, and PE were analyzed...
November 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
Dorothea Hempel, Sivajini Sinnathurai, Stephanie Haunhorst, Armin Seibel, Guido Michels, Frank Heringer, Florian Recker, Raoul Breitkreutz
BACKGROUND: Theoretical knowledge, visual perception, and sensorimotor skills are key elements in ultrasound education. Classroom-based presentations are used routinely to teach theoretical knowledge, whereas visual perception and sensorimotor skills typically require hands-on training (HT). We aimed to compare the effect of classroom-based lectures versus a case-based e-learning (based on clinical cases only) on the hands-on performance of trainees during an emergency ultrasound course...
August 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Yanick Beaulieu, Réjean Laprise, Pierre Drolet, Robert L Thivierge, Karim Serri, Martin Albert, Alain Lamontagne, Marc Bélliveau, André-Yves Denault, Jean-Victor Patenaude
BACKGROUND: Focused bedside ultrasound is rapidly becoming a standard of care to decrease the risks of complications related to invasive procedures. The purpose of this study was to assess whether adding to the curriculum of junior residents an educational intervention combining web-based e-learning and hands-on training would improve the residents' proficiency in different clinical applications of bedside ultrasound as compared to using the traditional apprenticeship teaching method alone...
2015: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Michael T Paddock, John Bailitz, Russ Horowitz, Basem Khishfe, Karen Cosby, Michelle J Sergel
INTRODUCTION: Pre-hospital focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) has been effectively used to improve patient care in multiple mass casualty events throughout the world. Although requisite FAST knowledge may now be learned remotely by disaster response team members, traditional live instructor and model hands-on FAST skills training remains logistically challenging. The objective of this pilot study was to compare the effectiveness of a novel portable ultrasound (US) simulator with traditional FAST skills training for a deployed mixed provider disaster response team...
March 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
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