Emergency Ultrasound Rotation

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Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Rotation:


Location: Florida Hospital East Orlando


Faculty: Alfredo Tirado, MD, RDMS; Charlotte Henningsen, MS, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS, FAIUM  


Description4 week joint Anesthesia and US rotation as part of the core curriculum during the first year (PGY- I) to further strengthen ultrasound skills.


Topics: Diagnostic ultrasound of the heart, aorta, kidneys, uterus, gallbladder and trauma exams as utilized by emergency physicians. In addition, topics on procedure guidance using ultrasound.


Online Didactics: Available to follow asynchronous learning,  to have significant amount of time for hands-on scanning sessions, where the techniques will be reinforced.


Structure of rotation:

  • Resident reports M-F, from 1-5p, after completing Anesthesia in the morning.  
  • Online modules are expected to be completed, followed by patient scanning in the ED until 5p, under Dr Tirado's supervision or credential physician.
  • Wednesday’s are literature and scanning review day. We will review images, cases and paper of the week.

Rotation objectives:

  1. Complete 175 scans.
  2. Become familiar and acquire competency in primary indications for EUS.
  3. Incorporate focused ultrasound in clinical practice.
  4. Involvement in Ultrasound Administration duties: Machine Maintenance, Supplies, record keeping, video review, data management and QA process.
  5. Literature review: Read core US papers, and do literature search on newer papers from the same subject to discuss a week apart.
  6. End of rotation written and competency evaluation with patient. Residents will be evaluated on performance, knowledge, professionalism and clinical accuracy to evaluate ultrasound core competencies.