Goals of rotation:
By the end of your two-week rotation, you are required to have completed the following (details below):
1. Required Scans:
We will cover the major indications, procedures, and advanced applications
The Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound(Cambridge University Press) was created after years of teaching ultrasound to medical students, residents, and faculty from a number of institutions. A copy of the book is available at Mount Sinai’s Levy Library (call number WN 208 N752 2007). While it is the recommended text for the course, other books such as Emergency Ultrasound by Ma, Mateer, and Blaivas may be used if you prefer.
4. Interesting Case presentation
Choose one case you scanned during the rotation to present (in 10 slides or less) at resident conference. Ideally this should be an interesting case, but those are rare.Many bread-and-butter cases are useful to review as well so don’t be discouraged if you don’t uncover something fascinating. The conference chief will let you know when you are scheduled to present. The ultrasound specialty track residents, ultrasound fellow, or directors can help you with the case so contact us early for help with your presentation.
5. End-of-course test
The test consists of image-based questions on ultrasound in the ED.Â It is a standardized nation-wide test developed by ACEP and is available at emsono.com/acep.Â The test (and each section) is pass/fail.Â You may retake the sections you have failed until you pass them.Â Please complete each of the twelve sections, print the report at the end of the section and return them to Dora before the last day of the rotation.