Resident training in emergency ultrasound: Consensus recommendations from the 2008 council of emergency medicine residency directors conference

Saadia Akhtar, Dan Theodoro, Romolo Gaspari, Vivek Tayal, Paul Sierzenski, Joseph Lamantia, Sarah Stahmer, Chris Raio

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

140 Scopus citations

Abstract

Over the past 25 years, research performed by emergency physicians (EPs) demonstrates that bedside ultrasound (US) can improve the care of emergency department (ED) patients. At the request of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), leaders in the field of emergency medicine (EM) US met to delineate in consensus fashion the model "US curriculum" for EM residency training programs. The goal of this article is to provide a framework for providing US education to EM residents. These guidelines should serve as a foundation for the growth of resident education in EM US. The intent of these guidelines is to provide minimum education standards for all EM residency programs to refer to when establishing an EUS training program. The document focuses on US curriculum, US education, and competency assessment. The use of US in the management of critically ill patients will improve patient care and thus should be viewed as a required skill set for all future graduating EM residents. The authors consider EUS skills critical to the development of an emergency physician, and a minimum skill set should be mandatory for all graduating EM residents. The US education provided to EM residents should be structured to allow residents to incorporate US into daily clinical practice. Image acquisition and interpretation alone are insufficient. The ability to integrate findings with patient care and apply them in a busy clinical environment should be stressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S32-S36
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2009

Keywords

  • Competency-based education
  • Curriculum
  • Emergency medicine
  • Residency
  • Ultrasonography

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Resident training in emergency ultrasound: Consensus recommendations from the 2008 council of emergency medicine residency directors conference'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this