Elective Title: 93ZE760 — CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
Clinical ultrasound has become an invaluable tool for assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the emergency care setting. During this elective, participants will learn the basics of point of care ultrasound. Topics covered include: basic physics, knobology, eFAST, cardiac, first trimester OB, aorta, gallbladder, DVT and vascular access. The course will be limited to one student at a time, about five students throughout the year. Portions of the elective will be online learning modules that will require completion prior to hands-on scanning lessons. The hands-on portion of the elective will be six scanning sessions in the emergency department with US faculty, US fellow or resident teachers. The student will be expected to present an interesting case/critical appraisal at the end of the elective. They will be graded on their ability to perform two scans and appropriately interpret their images. They will also be graded by an end of rotation exam.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Audrey Herbert (email@example.com)
Director: Audrey Herbert, M.D.
Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Health Services (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Loren (Ken) Rood, MD, RDMS and our IUEM Ultrasound Fellow
- 1) Obtain and accurately interpret basic cardiac imaging/images (PC3)
- 2) Obtain and accurately interpret first trimester OB imaging/images (PC3)
- 3) Obtain and accurately interpret trauma ultrasound (eFAST) imaging/images (PC3)
- 4) Obtain and accurately interpret aorta ultrasound imaging/images (PC3)
- IUEM SDOT for eFAST exam; Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; Assessment will be done via multiple methods: 1. A multiple-choice test. The questions will cover topics taught in the online lectures and during bedside teaching. 2. A hands-on assessment. The student will be asked to perform two of the ultrasound exams that were taught. Students will be graded on their ability to acquire appropriate images and correctly interpret the images in an OSCE/SDOT format. 3. Oral presentation. Students will be graded on their case presentation/critical appraisal. 4. Independent scanning. Must complete 50 scans independently with all required views and accurate interpretations. 5. The student must attain a score of 80% on each learning module in order to pass the clerkship.
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 40
Time Distribution: 65% Clinical; 25% Lecture/Seminar; 10% Library/Research
Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None
Service Learning Included: None