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Ultrasound curriculum

Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
V Cantisani, C F Dietrich, R Badea, S Dudea, H Prosch, E Cerezo, D Nuernberg, A L Serra, P S Sidhu, M Radzina, F Piscaglia, M Bachmann Nielsen, C Ewertsen, A Săftoiu, F Calliada, O H Gilja
The European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB) recommends that ultrasound should be used systematically as an easy accessible and instructive educational tool in the curriculum of modern medical schools. Medical students should acquire theoretical knowledge of the modality and hands-on training should be implemented and adhere to evidence-based principles. In this paper we report EFSUMB policy statements on medical student education in ultrasound that in a short version is already published in Ultraschall in der Medizin 1...
March 2016: Ultrasound Int Open
J Heiberg, L S Hansen, K Wemmelund, A H Sørensen, C Ilkjaer, E Cloete, D Nolte, F Roodt, R Dyer, J Swanevelder, E Sloth
PURPOSE: Our institution has recently implemented a point-of-care (POC) ultrasound training program, consisting of an e-learning course and systematic practical hands-on training. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the learning outcome of this curriculum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 16 medical students with no previous ultrasound experience comprised the study group. The program covered a combination of 4 well-described point-of-care (POC) ultrasound protocols (focus assessed transthoracic echocardiography, focused assessment with sonography in trauma, lung ultrasound, and dynamic needle tip positioning for ultrasound-guided vascular access) and it consisted of an e-learning course followed by 4 h of practical hands-on training...
November 2015: Ultrasound Int Open
Daniel Z Contract, Allison Hickman
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September 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
David B Kantor, Erik Su, Carly E Milliren, Thomas W Conlon
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral arterial catheterization is a common invasive procedure performed in critically ill children. However, the benefits of using ultrasound guidance for this procedure in critically ill children, especially when used by inexperienced trainees, are unclear. Our aims were to evaluate whether the use of ultrasound guidance for the placement of radial arterial catheters reduced time and improved success when compared with the palpation method and also to determine patient and trainee variables that influence procedure outcomes...
September 14, 2016: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen, Ajda Anzic, Paul Leeson, Maryam Bahreini, Fatemeh Rasooli, Houman Hosseinnejad, Gabriel Blecher, Robert Meek, Diana Egerton-Warburton, Edina Ćatić Ćuti, Stanko Belina, Tihomir Vančina, Idriz Kovačević, Nadan Rustemović, Ikwan Chang, Jin Hee Lee, Young Ho Kwak, Do Kyun Kim, Chi-Yung Cheng, Hsiu-Yung Pan, Chia-Te Kung, Ela Ćurčić, Ena Pritišanac, Ivo Planinc, Marijana Grgić Medić, Radovan Radonić, Abiola Fasina, Anthony J Dean, Nova L Panebianco, Patricia S Henwood, Oliviero Fochi, Moreno Favarato, Ezio Bonanomi, Ivan Tomić, Youngrock Ha, Hongchuen Toh, Elizabeth Harmon, Wilma Chan, Cameron Baston, Gail Morrison, Frances Shofer, Angela Hua, Sharon Kim, James Tsung, Isa Gunaydin, Zeynep Kekec, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Jinjoo Kim, Jinhyun Kim, Gyoosung Choi, Dowon Shim, Ji-Han Lee, Jana Ambrozic, Katja Prokselj, Miha Lucovnik, Gabrijela Brzan Simenc, Asta Mačiulienė, Almantas Maleckas, Algimantas Kriščiukaitis, Vytautas Mačiulis, Andrius Macas, Sharad Mohite, Zoltan Narancsik, Hugon Možina, Sara Nikolić, Jan Hansel, Rok Petrovčič, Una Mršić, Simon Orlob, Markus Lerchbaumer, Niklas Schönegger, Reinhard Kaufmann, Chun-I Pan, Chien-Hung Wu, Sarah Pasquale, Stephanie J Doniger, Sharon Yellin, Gerardo Chiricolo, Maja Potisek, Borut Drnovšek, Boštjan Leskovar, Kristine Robinson, Clara Kraft, Benjamin Moser, Stephen Davis, Shelley Layman, Yusef Sayeed, Joseph Minardi, Irmina Sefic Pasic, Amra Dzananovic, Anes Pasic, Sandra Vegar Zubovic, Ana Godan Hauptman, Ana Vujaklija Brajkovic, Jaksa Babel, Marina Peklic, Vedran Radonic, Luka Bielen, Peh Wee Ming, Nur Hafiza Yezid, Fatahul Laham Mohammed, Zainal Abidin Huda, Wan Nasarudin Wan Ismail, W Yus Haniff W Isa, Hashairi Fauzi, Praveena Seeva, Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan
A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency departmentYahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati SalmanA2 A new technique in verifying the placement of a nasogastric tube: obtaining the longitudinal view of nasogastric tube in addition to transverse view with ultrasoundYahya Acar, Necati Salman, Onur Tezel, Erdem CevikA3 Pseudoaneurysm of the femoral artery after cannulation of a central venous line. Should we always use ultrasound in these procedures?Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-BordomásA4 Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian vein catheterization...
September 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Ryan D Clay, Elizabeth C Lee, Marc F Kurtzman, Renee K Dversdal
BACKGROUND: A growing body of evidence supports the use of bedside ultrasound for core Internal Medicine procedures and increasingly as augmentation of the physical exam. The literature also supports that trainees, both medical students and residents, can acquire these skills. However, there is no consensus on training approach. AIM: To implement and study the effectiveness of a high-yield and expedited curriculum to train internal medicine interns to use bedside ultrasound for physical examination and procedures...
December 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Francis A Fakoya, Maira du Plessis, Ikechi B Gbenimacho
OBJECTIVES: In recent years, the use and portability of ultrasound has threatened the utility of the stethoscope, with many debating and even advocating its replacement. The authors set out to assess opinions in this regard among faculty within a medical school and specifically within an anatomy department where ultrasound is incorporated into the curriculum from the first term. METHODS: A debate was elicited during a biweekly Anatomy Journal Club session and was centered on three published papers presented...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
Peter Steinmetz, Sharon Oleskevich, John Lewis
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess bedside ultrasound skill acquisition and retention in medical students after completion of the first year of a new undergraduate bedside ultrasound curriculum at McGill University. METHODS: Skill acquisition was assessed in first-year medical students (n = 195) on completion of their bedside ultrasound instruction. Instruction included 6 clinically based 60-minute practical teaching sessions evenly spaced throughout the academic year...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
N Smallwood, S Krishnamoorthy
OBJECTIVES: To ascertain the views of current Acute Internal Medicine (AIM) trainees on the strengths and weakness of the specialty, their training programmes, practical procedures and the provision of training days. METHODS: Online electronic survey circulated to all Higher Specialty Trainees (HST) in AIM. Participation was voluntary and all answers confidential. A total of 108 trainees responded. RESULTS: There were respondents from across the United Kingdom...
2016: Acute Medicine
Holly Black, Gillian Sheppard, Brian Metcalfe, Jordan Stone-McLean, Heather McCarthy, Adam Dubrowski
BACKGROUND: With the various applications of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) steadily increasing, many medical schools across North America are incorporating PoCUS training into their undergraduate curricula. The Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University also intends to introduce PoCUS training into its own undergraduate medical program. The proposed approach is to introduce a PoCUS curriculum focusing on anatomy and physiology while developing cognitive and psychomotor skills that are later transferred into clinical applications...
2016: Curēus
Hersha Patel, Dhivya Chandrasekaran, Eva Myriokefalitaki, Alpha Gebeh, Kate Jones, Yadava B Jeve
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonography is a core skill required by all obstetrics and gynecology trainees; however, training opportunities in clinical ultrasound are declining. Simulation ultrasound training has been proposed as a strategy to overcome this.The study aims were to determine the current availability of clinical and simulation ultrasound training in obstetrics and gynecology in the United Kingdom and to explore the trainees' perspective on the role of ultrasound simulation. METHODS: All obstetrics and gynecology trainees within the East Midlands Local Education Training Board in the United Kingdom were asked to complete an anonymous web-based survey in July 2014...
July 6, 2016: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
Bruce J Kimura, Sean M Sliman, Jill Waalen, Stan A Amundson, David J Shaw
BACKGROUND: Although the growth of point-of-care ultrasound has resulted in a proliferation of teaching programs, few data exist on the maintenance of proficiency. The aim of this study was to evaluate the retention of cardiac ultrasound skills and training in physicians up to 7 years after a formal focused curriculum in residency. METHODS: Thirty internal medicine physicians, deemed proficient at graduation and having passed a practical examination that confirms imaging skills and knowledge base when a score of ≥80% correct is attained, were retested...
June 29, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Jonathan Dickerson, Katie Paul, Pierre Vila, Rebecca Whiticar
BACKGROUND: Bedside ultrasonography has an increasing role in medicine yet medical students have limited exposure. Although countless hours are devoted to plain radiograph and electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, ultrasound is frequently glossed over. Yet this imaging modality could enhance students' understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology, and may increase their integration into hospital teams. We aimed to investigate whether a peer-assisted ultrasound course has a place within the undergraduate medical curriculum...
June 27, 2016: Clinical Teacher
Sokpoleak So, Rita M Patel, Steven L Orebaugh
Ultrasound use has expanded dramatically among the medical specialties for diagnostic and interventional purposes, due to its affordability, portability, and practicality. This imaging modality, which permits real-time visualization of anatomic structures and relationships in vivo, holds potential for pre-clinical instruction of students in anatomy and physical diagnosis, as well as providing a bridge to the eventual use of bedside ultrasound by clinicians to assess patients and guide invasive procedures. In many studies, but not all, improved understanding of anatomy has been demonstrated, and in others, improved accuracy in selected aspects of physical diagnosis is evident...
June 10, 2016: Anatomical Sciences Education
Bret P Nelson, Joanne Hojsak, Elizabeth Dei Rossi, Reena Karani, Jagat Narula
PROBLEM: Point-of-care ultrasound has been a novel addition to undergraduate medical education at a few medical schools. The impact is not fully understood, and few rigorous assessments of educational outcomes exist. This study assessed the impact of a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum on image acquisition, interpretation, and student and faculty perceptions of the course. INTERVENTION: All 142 first-year medical students completed a curriculum on ultrasound physics and instrumentation, cardiac, thoracic, and abdominal imaging...
May 18, 2016: Teaching and Learning in Medicine
Michael Tien, Christopher M Aiudi, Hans P Sviggum, Timothy R Long
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to design and implement a preclinical elective (termed selective) in anesthesiology, critical care, and perioperative medicine and to report survey results assessing the impact of the selective on first- and second-year medical students' understanding of basic concepts, comfort with procedural skills, and interest in the specialty. DESIGN: Preinvention and postintervention survey evaluation was used as the design of this study...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Robert McGraw, Tim Chaplin, Conor McKaigney, Louise Rang, Melanie Jaeger, Damian Redfearn, Colleen Davison, Tamas Ungi, Matthew Holden, Caitlin Yeo, Zsuzsanna Keri, Gabor Fichtinger
OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation-based curriculum for residents to learn ultrasound-guided (USG) central venous catheter (CVC) insertion, and to study the volume and type of practice that leads to technical proficiency. METHODS: Ten post-graduate year two residents from the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology completed four training sessions of two hours each, at two week intervals, where they engaged in a structured program of deliberate practice of the fundamental skills of USG CVC insertion on a simulator...
May 16, 2016: CJEM
Kathryn E Darras, Anne Worthington, David Russell, Daniel J Hou, Bruce B Forster, Cameron J Hague, Colin Mar, Silvia D Chang
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: In order to ease the transition from internship to diagnostic radiology residency, a year-long didactic introduction to radiology course was offered to post-graduate year one (PGY-1) diagnostic radiology residents during their internship, which consisted of 27 hours of lecture over 9 months. The purpose of this study was to determine the quantitative and qualitative educational value of this course and its effect with respect to on-call preparedness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two consecutive cohorts of Diagnostic Radiology residents were included: the first cohort (PGY-1s in 2011-2012) did not participate in the new course (Old Curriculum Residents) and the second cohort (PGY-1s in 2012-2013) completed the new course (New Curriculum Residents)...
July 2016: Academic Radiology
M Paganini, A Rubini
Ultrasound has become a widely used diagnostic technique. While its role in patient evaluation is well known, its utility during preclinical courses such as anatomy and physiology is becoming increasingly recognized. The aim of the present study was to assess the feasibility/utility of integrating ultrasound-based sessions into conventional undergraduate medical school programs of physiology of the cardiovascular system and cardiovascular reflexes and to evaluate student perceptions of an ultrasound-based didactic session...
June 2016: Advances in Physiology Education
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