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Emergency Ultrasound Elective

Course Code: EMMD 4004B
Title:  Emergency Ultrasound
Location:  MetroHealth Medical Center

Description of Course:

The Emergency Ultrasound elective is a four-week rotation that will provide the student with a solid foundation in both the performance and interpretation of point-of-care ultrasound examinations.  Students will be required to work five eight-hour shifts per week.  A comprehensive on-line ultrasound curriculum is available to the student which includes multiple videos, interactive case studies and quizzes.  The student will be expected to complete an assigned portion of the curriculum each day.  In addition, the student will work closely with ED staff and will have ample opportunity to perform point-of-care ultrasounds.  The student will be expected to perform a minimum of 100 examinations during the rotation.  Types of examinations performed will include: eFAST exams (trauma), gallbladder, renal, 1st trimester OB (transabdominal and transvaginal), aorta, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, lower extremity DVT, ocular and ultrasound-guided procedures. 

At the end of the Emergency Ultrasound elective, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss indications for performing point-of-care ultrasounds
  2. Demonstrate proper machine settings and maintenance
  3. Demonstrate the point-of-care gallbladder, renal, aorta, 1st trimester OB, aorta, soft tissue, musculoskeletal, lower extremity DVT, ocular and eFAST examinations
  4. Describe normal and pathologic findings of the point-of-care ultrasound examinations
  5. Demonstrate ultrasound-guided vascular access on a phantom

Prerequisites: Emergency Medicine Core Clerkship

Robert Jones, DO, FACEP
Director, Emergency Ultrasound
Phone: 216-778-2100
Email: rjones@metrohealth.org

Other Information: Maximum of one student per rotation. Please contact coordinator to pre-arrange.

Please note: This rotation is not offered for the 2011-2012 academic year.

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