Emergency Ultrasound PGY 2 Curriculum

Second year – “Learn to Love the Linear Probe”

  1. PGY2 EUS Rotation:
    • The PGY2 Ultrasound experience takes place over one week during an ED/Vacation Block.
      • Residents are expected to be present in the Clinical Center ED, actively scanning patients with the Ultrasound Division Faculty or supervising junior residents performing scans.
      • Emailing Ultrasound Faculty the week prior to the start of the experience is imperative to maximize instruction time.
      • Wednesday a.m. is reserved for QA with Ultrasound Division Faculty; Thursday a.m. conference attendance remains mandatory.
      • ACEP Quiz completion and USGPIV credentialing must be completed if not previously done so.
      • Didactic curriculum not completed during the prior ultrasound rotation must be completed.
    • Ultrasound skill development will focus on Vascular, Procedural, MSK, and “Small Parts” applications.
      • Ultrasound skills will be incorporated into the resident’s Trauma/Resus and Orthopedic rotations.
      • Self-directed didactic learning as well as bedside scan sessions will be highlighted
      • Minimum requirements for acceptable studies are outlined here.
    • ED Workflow is outlined below:
  2. PGY2 Didactic Curriculum:
  3. ACEP Ultrasound Test:
    • Participants will be required to complete and pass all assigned sections of the online Emergency Ultrasound Exam created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP).  These include Soft Tissue, Ocular, Thoracic, DVT, Procedural and any other Quiz not yet completed from the Intern curriculum (12 total).
    • Complete each of the quizzes, and save your results/score page either as a pdf or a screen shot (if you don’t know how to download them), and email them to Debbie Eurom.  You can also print them all and place them on Dr. Duran or Dr. Shannon’s door by the end of the rotation.
  4. SonoSim:  Simulated Ultrasound Trainer
    • During your US rotation, you will be expected to complete the training modules available in the CSESaR Sim Center on the SonoSim laptop.  Your completion and scores will be part of your rotation evaluation.
    • The assigned modules will likely take a whole afternoon, and there is only one laptop console.  Please contact the SimCenter (Elizabeth.catoe@jax.ufl.edu or Joel.hart@jax.ufl.edu) one week prior to your US Block to schedule your time to complete the learning modules so there is no overlap with other learners.  Your loginid and password will be emailed to you by the SonoSim system.
      • PGY1 – Fundamentals of US, Cards, 1st Trimester Preg, Renal, EFAST, IVC, Bowel/Biliary, Ao/IVC
      • PGY2– Fundamentals of US, MSK, Ocular, RUSH, Pulm, Soft Tissue
      • PGY3 – Fundamentals of US, FOCUS/Advanced Cards, RUSH, EFAST, Ao/IVC (this is mostly catch-up for the next 2 years)
      • Peds Fellows – Fundamentals of US, EFAST, Soft Tissue, Renal, Bowel/Biliary,       MSK, 1st Trimester Preg, Pulm
  5. Scan Rounds:  Ultrasound QA Rounds are scheduled on Wednesday mornings at 9am.  We will discuss ultrasound topics, answer questions, and review scans performed in the previous week.  Depending on the make up of the team, we will then perform supervised scanning in the ED, with an emphasis on new applications or interesting cases.
  6. Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Access:  Residents are required to successfully complete the ED USGPIV training program.  Check the Calendar of Events or the bulletin board in the ED Command Center for posted class times.  Alternately, email Jonathan Taunton (jonathan.taunton@jax.ufl.edu) to reserve a spot in one of the courses.  Prior to the course, complete the Pre-Test linked below and then watch the lecture.