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).
This 18-year-old-female presents with acute left lower abdominal pain. Last known menstrual period was 2 months ago. Vitals: T=38 C BP= 100/60 mmHg HR= 110 bpm RR=28 bpm O2 sat= 100% on RA. Please use sonography to evaluate her pelvis.
This 44-year-old female with a history of cardiomyopathy presents with progressive shortness of breath. Vitals: T=36 C BP= 90/p mmHg HR= 95 bpm RR=32 bpm O2 sat= 94% on 100% non-rebreather mask. Please evaluate the patient’s heart with sonography.
This 38-year-old male presents with altered mental status following a motorcycle accident. Vitals: T=37 C BP=70/p mmHg HR=110 bpm RR=28 bpm O2 sat=92% on room air. Please evaluate the patient’s left lung with ultrasound.
This 37-year-old female presents for an obstetric evaluation due to suspected fetal anomaly and is in her second trimester of pregnancy. Please determine presentation and estimate gestational age by measuring fetal femur length.
This 71-year-old female presents with complaints of abdominal pain and distention. Please use sonography to examine her abdomen.
This 46-year-old female presents with right-sided abdominal pain and a WBC count=16,000. Please use sonography to examine her right upper quadrant.
This 65-year-old male presents with a metallic foreign body in his right eye due to an industrial explosion. Visual acuity is light perception only. Please use sonography to examine the posterior segment of his right eye in a transverse plane.