July

POCUS overview

Artifacts/Physics

E-FAST

Thoracic

Review of knobology and general exams including basics of:

Biliary, Renal/GU, ECHO, thoracic, abdominal aorta, E-FAST

Artifacts and physics, POCUS safety

Advanced Thoracic: pneumonia, thoracic US statistics, thoracentesis

Basic procedural review (in-plane and out-of-plane needle guidance)

Multiple one-on-one, hands-on scanning sessions

August

Advanced Biliary

Advanced Aorta

Advanced ECHO

Adv Biliary/Aorta

Start advanced ECHO exposure:

Comprehensive ECHO views (A2C, AL, RV inflow, RV outflow...)

Quantitative EF

Diastology

Doppler studies

September

Advanced ECHO (cont'd)

ECHO rotation

Wrap-up advanced ECHO review

Start ECHO rotation with Cardiology dept

October

ECHO rotation (cont'd)

Admin (pt 1)

Journal club

Fall retreat

ECHO rotation with Cardiology department

Admin: (Accreditation, certification, credentialing)

November

Advanced Renal

Scrotal

Renal: Parenchymal assessment, cysts, hydronephrosis, congenital abnormalities, doppler, transplant

Bladder: volume, ureteral jets, masses, twinkling artifact, suprapubic placement

Scrotal: soft tissue (cellulitis, abscess), hydrocele, varicocele, torsion doppler evaluation, epididymitis, orchitis

December

OB-GYN

Admin (pt 2)

1st trimester (IUP, define terms, dating, subchorionic hemorrhage) 

2nd/3rd trimester (dating, station, AFI, placental location, NST?)

Ovarian assessment (torsion, cyst, abscess, dermoid cyst)

Uterine assessment (cysts, fibroids, RPOC)

Admin (Machine purchase & maintenance, risk management, billing/coding)

January

Misc. Vascular

Non-traumatic abdomen

Journal club

Vascular flow patterns, Carotids, DVT evaluation (UE/LE), Pseudoanuerysm)

Appendicitis

Bowel (SBO, intussusception, pyloric stenosis)

Hernias

Pancreas

Spleen

Ascites (paracentesis)

February

Advanced Procedural

Winter retreat

Regional anesthesia (cadaver lab???)

FUN blocks

Interscalene

Brachial plexus (supraclavicular, infraclavicular, RAPTIR)

Femoral nerve

Fascia iliaca

Sciatic nerve

Posterior tibial nerve

TAP block?

Transvenous pacer guidance

ET tube confirmation

LP

March

Advanced soft tissue

Ocular

Cellulitis/Abscess, FB detection/removal, Thyroid, Vocal cords

Ocular anatomy, pupillary testing, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, lens dislocation, ONSD, periorbital swelling, retrobulbar hematoma

April

MSK

Journal Club

Joint analysis + arthrocentesis

Shoulder

Hip

Elbow

Wrist

Knee

Ankle

May

ENT

Phantoms

Identification of ENT structures

Peritonsillar abscess drainage

Phantom building day

June

Wrap-up

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