Diagnostic and procedural ultrasound skills have become standard of care in Emergency Medicine. Now a required residency training milestone competency, point-of-care ultrasound skills are a prerequisite for board certification in Emergency Medicine. Many of our faculty completed residency training before the widespread development of Emergency point-of-care ultrasound applications. We developed a continuing medical education program to ensure that all faculty are credentialed in the core applications. We take the chart delineated in the CORD-AEUS 2013 document to be the standard.
Phase 1: Assessment of the CORD-AEUS core skills chart. (2 months)
Review of the minimal criteria for image archiving, labeling and documentation.
The University of Colorado Emergency Minimal image archive and label document
Phase 2: Education on specific applications. (9 months)
The majority of attendings did not receive training (2 applications per 3 month period = 9 months process)
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Inferior vena cava
- Pelvic, trans-vaginal
The University of Colorado Minimal Image criteria for credentialing
Phase 3: Follow up assessment, continuing education, credentialing. (1 month)
For more information on our process, email EMED.firstname.lastname@example.org.