is becoming an increasingly useful tool in the diagnostic armamentarium of
critical care physicians. Ultrasound faculty from anesthesiology critical care
medicine, cardiology, cardiac anesthesiology and emergency medicine will
provide comprehensive ultrasound teaching for fellows. At the end of fellowship,
fellows will have necessary skills and the necessary imaging portfolio to
undergo the ACCP’s certificate of completion program, the only critical care
ultrasound certification available at this time.
rotate through a 4 week dedicated ultrasound rotation early in their fellowship
year. There will be one fellow on the rotation at one time. Early exposure to
ultrasound education will allow fellows to practice their skills throughout the
year as they rotate in the various ICU.
will consist of days in the ICU, emergency department, echocardiography lab,
and cardiac operating rooms. In addition, the curriculum will utilize
HeartWorks TEE & TTE simulator which is available for fellows to utilize as
they learn ultrasound skills.
Fellows will the
integrate ultrasound practice in their clinical rotations via dedicated
ultrasound machine available in each ICU. In addition, they will record and
report exam findings which will be reviewed off-line.
Ultrasound M&M and Journal Club
to dedicated ultrasound rotation, fellows will attend monthly ultrasound
meetings to discuss interesting cases and ultrasound journal articles with
faculty. Faculty will also review image acquisition and interpretation. These
sessions will allow the fellows to solidify their image acquisition and
interpretation skills throughout the year. The following is the monthly ultrasound meetings schedule:
Sept. 8th - Dr. Patz
Oct. 13th - Dr. Nelson
Nov. 10th -Dr. Hansen
Dec. 8th - Dr. Patz
Jan. 12th - Dr. Nelson
Feb. 9th - Dr. Hansen
Mar. 3rd - Dr. Patz
April 13th - Dr. Nelson
May 11th - Dr. Hansen
June 8th - end of rotation review.