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Ultrasound course online

Andrew George Alexander, Deborah Deas, Paul Eric Lyons
BACKGROUND: Imaging and its optimal use are imperative to the practice of medicine, yet many students don't receive a formal education in radiology. Concurrently, students look for ways to take time away from medical school for residency interviewing. Web-based instruction provides an opportunity to combine these imperatives using online modalities. OBJECTIVE: A largely Web-based course in radiology during the 4th year of medical school was evaluated both for its acceptance to students who needed to be away from campus for interviews, and its effectiveness on a nationally administered standardized test...
May 18, 2018: JMIR Medical Education
Benji K Mathews, Kreegan Reierson, Khuong Vuong, Ankit Mehta, Paula Miller, Seth Koenig, Mangala Narasimhan
BACKGROUND: Literature supports the use of point-ofcare ultrasound performed by the treating hospitalist in the diagnosis of common diseases. There is no consensus on the training paradigm or the evaluation of skill retention for hospitalists. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive bedside ultrasound training program with postcourse competency assessments for hospitalists. DESIGN: A retrospective report of a training program with 53 hospitalists...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
Jeffrey R Stowell, Ross Kessler, Resa E Lewiss, Igor Barjaktarevic, Bikash Bhattarai, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, John L Kendall
PURPOSE: Management of the critically ill patient requires rapid assessment and differentiation. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) improves diagnostic accuracy and guides resuscitation. This study sought to describe the use of critical care related POCUS amongst different specialties. METHODS: This study was conducted as an online 18-question survey. Survey questions queried respondent demographics, preferences for POCUS use, and barriers to implementation. RESULTS: 2735 recipients received and viewed the survey with 416 (15...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Steve Socransky, Eddy Lang, Rhonda Bryce, Martin Betz
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a novel technique for the assessment of jugular venous pressure. Distance education may allow for efficient dissemination of this technique. We compared online learning to a live course for teaching ultrasonography jugular venous pressure (u-JVP) to determine if these teaching methods yielded different levels of comfort with and use of u-JVP. METHODS: This was an interventional trial of Canadian emergency physicians who had taken a basic POCUS course...
June 8, 2017: Curēus
Á Sánchez Sánchez, O Girón Vallejo, R Ruiz-Pruneda, M Fernández Ibieta, P Y Reyes Ríos, V Villamil, I Martínez-Castaño, J Rojas Ticona, M C Giménez Aleixandre, J I Ruiz Jiménez
OBJECTIVES: To study the variability of techniques used for vascular access of central venous devices, totally implanted and external tunneled, as well as polling the use of ultrasound by pediatric surgeons in Spain. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Descriptive study of a survey results, conducted by phone, email and online, about 20 items related to the placement of these devices in children and the use of ultrasound in this procedure. RESULTS: We analyzed 71 surveys from 31 national hospitals...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
A Arias Felipe, J Doménech García, I Sánchez Los Arcos, D Luordo, F J García Sánchez, J Villanueva Martínez, A Forero de la Sotilla, V Villena Garrido, J Torres Macho, G García de Casasola Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To analyse the ability of medical students to incorporate the practical teaching of basic echocardiography planes using a peer mentoring design. METHODOLOGY: Thirty-six medical students previously trained in obtaining echocardiography planes (mentors) taught the other 5th-year students (n=126). The teaching methodology included three stages: theory (online course), basic training (three 15h sessions of practical experience in ultrasound and at least 20 echocardiographic studies per mentor) and objective structured clinical assessment (OSCA), which scored the appropriateness of the basic ultrasound planes and the correct identification of 16 cardiac structures...
March 15, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
Christoph F Dietrich, Lynne Rudd, Adrian Saftiou, Odd Helge Gilja
The aim of this updated EFSUMB-website guide is to introduce readers to EFSUMB's wide ranging activities. The most recent are the guidelines on interventional ultrasound and intestinal ultrasound and updated CEUS Non-Liver and Elastography Liver Guidelines which can be freely downloaded. Hosting eBooks on our website is another new departure, most importantly the EFSUMB Course Book on Ultrasound available in a second edition as an eReader and an online Student Edition of the ECB. EFSUMB has been active with updating Guidelines; those mentioned above have all been revised or written in thelast two years...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
C Ménard, J-F Pambrun, S Kadoury
Online image guidance in the operating room using ultrasound imaging led to the resurgence of prostate brachytherapy in the 1980s. Here we describe the evolution of integrating MRI technology in the brachytherapy suite or operating room. Given the complexity, cost, and inherent safety issues associated with MRI system integration, first steps focused on the computational integration of images rather than systems. This approach has broad appeal given minimal infrastructure costs and efficiencies comparable with standard care workflows...
July 2017: Brachytherapy
Gonzalo Garcia-Casasola, Francisco Javier García Sánchez, Davide Luordo, Deborah Forrester Zapata, María Carnevali Frías, Victoria Villena Garrido, Javier Villanueva Martínez, Alberto Forero de la Sotilla, José Manuel Casas Rojo, Juan Torres Macho
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the ability of medical students to be integrated in the teaching of basic abdominal ultrasound using a peer-mentoring design. METHODS: Thirty medical students previously trained in basic abdominal ultrasound (mentors) had to teach all fourth-year students (n = 136) from a single academic year the same training they had received. There were 3 stages to the ultrasound teaching: theoretical (online course); basic training (3 practical sessions in which students were guaranteed to have had a minimum of 15 hours of practical experience with ultrasound and performed at least 20 basic abdominal ultrasound studies); and evaluation (objective structured clinical examination in which students had to obtain the basic abdominal views and to identify 17 structures)...
November 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Christian Beyer, Sofia Ramiro, Francisca Sivera, Peter Mandl, Pedro M Machado, Caroline Ospelt, Anna Moltó, Helga Radner, Annamaria Iagnocco, Johannes W Bijlsma, Ingrid E Lundberg
OBJECTIVES: To understand the educational needs and preferences of young clinicians and physician researchers in the field of rheumatology in Europe. METHODS: An international online survey was performed as a joint venture of ESCET and EMEUNET. The survey assessed the acceptance of and the access to the current European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) educational portfolio, as well as the unmet educational needs and learning preferences among individuals below the age of 40 years working in rheumatology in Europe...
2016: RMD Open
Goele Jans, Christophe Matthys, Sarah Bel, Lieveke Ameye, Matthias Lannoo, Bart Van der Schueren, Bruno Dillemans, Luc Lemmens, Jean-Pierre Saey, Yves van Nieuwenhove, Pascale Grandjean, Ben De Becker, Hilde Logghe, Marc Coppens, Kristien Roelens, Anne Loccufier, Johan Verhaeghe, Roland Devlieger
BACKGROUND: The expansion of the obesity epidemic is accompanied with an increase in bariatric procedures, in particular in women of reproductive age. The weight loss induced by the surgery is believed to reverse the negative impact of overweight and obesity on female reproduction, however, research is limited to in particular retrospective cohort studies and a growing number of small case-series and case-(control) studies. METHODS/DESIGN: AURORA is a multicenter prospective cohort study...
July 29, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
P C Parker, G Harrison
The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS), the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), education providers and the NHS are working together to review how best to develop education for the future sonographic workforce. There is currently a national vacancy rate of approximately 12% across NHS Trusts. Education course placements are often limited to the number of clinical training places available within departments, resulting in a disparity between vacancies and the numbers of qualified sonographers graduating...
November 2015: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
M Zago, I Martinez Casas, J Pereira, D Mariani, A R Silva, A Casamassima, E Barbosa, F Ferreira, M Ruesseler, G A Bass, L Ponchietti, F Butti, M Marconi, L F Pinheiro
PURPOSE: The European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) identified the need for general and trauma surgeons involved in the management of critically ill surgical patients to embrace and learn both basic and advanced US skills. A steering group was created to address this deficit. METHODS: Modular UltraSound ESTES Course (MUSEC) is a modular blended-learning course. It incorporates pre-test/post-test examinations, pre-course online materials, didactic and interactive lectures, interactive case scenarios discussion with pathological US clips, hands-on practice on healthy volunteer models, and on original phantoms for simulating both pathological US findings and practicing US-guided interventional maneuvers...
April 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Jenna Shaw-Battista, Nichole Young-Lin, Sage Bearman, Kim Dau, Juan Vargas
Ultrasound is an important aid in the clinical diagnosis and management of normal and complicated pregnancy and childbirth. The technology is widely applied to maternity care in the United States, where comprehensive standard ultrasound examinations are routine. Targeted scans are common and used for an increasing number of clinical indications due to emerging research and a greater availability of equipment with better image resolution at lower cost. These factors contribute to an increased demand for obstetric ultrasound education among students and providers of maternity care, despite a paucity of data to inform education program design and evaluation...
November 2015: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
Pierre Léger, Richard Fleet, Julie Maltais-Giguère, Jeff Plant, Éric Piette, France Légaré, Julien Poitras
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can be used to provide rapid answers to specific and potentially life-threatening clinical questions, and to improve the safety of procedures. The rate of POCUS access and use in Canada is unclear. The objective of this study was to examine access to POCUS and potential barriers/facilitators to its use among rural physicians in Quebec. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study used an online survey. The 30-item questionnaire is an adapted and translated version of a questionnaire used in a prior survey conducted in rural Ontario, Canada...
December 11, 2015: BMC Emergency Medicine
Hayley Irusen, Anke C Rohwer, D Wilhelm Steyn, Taryn Young
BACKGROUND: The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, and the World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and continuing breastfeeding to age two. However, many women stop breastfeeding due to lactational breast abscesses. A breast abscess is a localised accumulation of infected fluid in breast tissue. Abscesses are commonly treated with antibiotics, incision and drainage (I&D) or ultrasound-guided needle aspiration, but there is no consensus on the optimal treatment...
August 17, 2015: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Brian J Tollefson, Nicholas E Hoda, Graves Fromang, Mary Stone
Modern ultrasound machines are relatively inexpensive to own and simple to operate. Basic ultrasound exams can be easily learned and mastered. As with any clinical exam skill, practice makes perfect. Providers interested in learning ultrasound should seek hands-on guidance from an expert in the field. There are several quality hands-on ultrasound courses (http:// as well as free online videos (http:// emergency ultrasound The emergency ultrasound team at UMMC will be offering a hands-on ultrasound training course in the spring of 2015...
March 2015: Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association
Jodie Ng Fuk Chong, Krista De Luca, Sana Goldan, Abdullah Imam, Boris Li, Karl Zabjek, Anna Chu, Euson Yeung
PURPOSE: To explore Ontario physiotherapists' opinions on their ability to order diagnostic imaging (DI). METHODS: An online questionnaire was sent to all registered members of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario. Descriptive statistics were calculated using response frequencies. Practice characteristics were compared using χ(2) tests and Wilcoxon rank-sum tests. RESULTS: Of 1,574 respondents (21% response rate), 42% practised in orthopaedics and 53% in the public sector...
2015: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Tarina Lee Kang, Kristin Berona, Marsha A Elkhunovich, Roberto Medero-Colon, Dina Seif, Mikaela L Chilstrom, Tom Mailhot
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate two educational methods for point-of-care ultrasound (POC US) in order to: 1) determine participant test performance and attitudes in using POC US and 2) compare cost and preparation time to run the courses. METHODS: This was a pilot study conducted at a county teaching hospital. Subjects were assigned to participate in either a large group course with live classroom lectures (Group A) or a group asked to watch 4.5 hours of online prerecorded lectures (Group B)...
2015: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
M Pillon, N S Carucci, C Mainardi, E Carraro, M Zuliani, L Chemello, E Calore, M Tumino, S Varotto, T Toffolutti, R Destro, M V Gazzola, R Alaggio, G Basso, C Messina
Hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a nonmalignant condition rarely affecting children previously treated for cancer, especially those who received hematopoietic SCT (HSCT). Some aspects of its pathogenesis still remain unclear and a strong association with specific risk factors has not yet been identified. We report here a single institution's case series of 17 patients who underwent HSCT and were diagnosed with FNH, analyzing retrospectively their clinical features and the radiological appearance of their hepatic lesions...
March 2015: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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