SJRH iFMEM Resident PoCUS Program

SJRH iFMEM Emergency Medicine Residents PoCUS Program

 

SJRHEM has a long and strong tradition in Resident PoCUS training. Our residents are trained in PoCUS by staff EM physicians who have a passion for clinical PoCUS, PoCUS research and PoCUS education. The program below specifically addresses the needs of our 3-year iFMEM residency program however all visiting residents will have some exposure to the resident POCUS program.


Objectives

  • To attain competency in EM Residency (CAEP) Core PoCUS modalities: AAA, eFAST, Early Pregnancy, Cardiac (Including Transthoracic views and IVC), Lung (Pneumothorax (PTX), Pleural fluid and Interstitial fluid), Central and peripheral ultrasound guided venous access.
  • To attain ‘Provider’ certification in CPoCUS Core IP: AAA, eFAST (Abdo, PTX, Hemothorax), Obstetrical (Early Preg), Cardiac (Subxiphoid).
  • To be familiar with the indications, scope and application of the ‘advanced/expanded’ EM PoCUS applications.
  • To be familiar with the activities of an academic EM PoCUS program.
  • To be involved in the delivery of EM PoCUS courses.

Outline

  • R1 Residents will receive an introductory tour of the department’s PoCUS resources, including the PoCUS machines, Ultrasound simulation room and Q-Path.
  • R1 Residents will start to use PoCUS in department under supervision of EM Attending Physician.
  • R1 Residents will attend an Intro PoCUS Course (e.g. ECCU1) and ECCU IP school in the late Fall (Nov/Dec) of Year 1
  • R1 Residents will be allocated supervised Core PoCUS sessions during Year 1, under the supervision of a PoCUS Instructor and which occur within the SJRHEM Dept utilising that cohort of ED patients. The focus will be on mastering the CPoCUS Core modalities.
  • R2 Residents will be allocated supervised Core PoCUS sessions during Year 1, under the supervision of a PoCUS Instructor and which occur within the SJRHEM Dept utilising that cohort of ED patients. These will include the EM Residency (CAEP) Core PoCUS modalities.
  • R2 Residents will attend ECCU IP school in Spring (April/May) of Year 2, in order to complete the required number of supervised scans for CPoCUS Core IP.
  • R2 Residents will complete CPoCUS Core IP exams either during the IP School or before end Year 2
  • R2 Residents will complete SJRHEM competency assessment in additional EM Residency (CAEP) Core PoCUS Modalities not covered by CPoCUS (i.e. Lung/Interstitial Fluid, Cardiac/Transthoracic and IVC) before end Year 2.
  • R3 Residents will be expected to have attained CPoCUS Core IP Provider certification and EM Residency (CAEP) Core PoCUS Competency before or during the early Fall (sept) of Year 3.
  • R3 Residents will attend the Fall ECCU2 Festival Advanced Apps Course and Conference in Sept/Oct of Year 3.
  • R3 Residents with CPoCUS Core IP Provider certification will assist faculty on ECCU1 Course and ECCU IP School in late Fall (Nov/Dec) and Spring (April/May) of Year 3.
  • R3 Residents will be allocated supervised Core PoCUS sessions during Year 3, under the supervision of a PoCUS Instructor and which occur within the SJRHEM Dept utilising that cohort of ED patients. These will focus on advanced/expanded modalities.

 

 


 

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