Abstract The miniaturization and portability of ultrasound devices within the past decade is of special importance to U.S. Army Combat medics who have been historically constrained by the cumbersome size of ultrasound machines and the nature of their work on the battlefield. Given the increased access and usability that ultrasound now offers to Army medics …
In this survey-based study, program directors of CAAHEP-accredited sonography programs were sent questionnaires to assess whether programs used simulation and, if so, to collect usage data and opinions on simulation as an educational tool.
Since the first recorded “Ultrasound Challenge” in 2006, competition-style ultrasound events have been popping up at medical institutions across the nation.
As the use of ultrasound continues to enhance patient outcomes, several barriers have emerged in the traditional apprenticeship-based ultrasound education model.
Robust ultrasound training is a critical part of all Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB-GYN) training programs. Graduates need to possess image acquisition and interpretation skills and most importantly be able to apply findings towards medical decision making. Unfortunately, the quality of ultrasound education and training is highly variable in the field of OB-GYN. Dr. Alfred Abuhamad, …
This article outlines clinical applications of ultrasonography as an objective and direct measure of pulmonary edema in cases of acute heart failure.
This observational study evaluated the use of ultrasound to differentiate between esophageal versus tracheal intubation in patients who received either emergency intubation during CPR or rapid sequence intubation.
This article from the Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine details a study in which anesthesiology residents were assessed on their ultrasound proficiency in a competition that utilized elements of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).