Cohen Childrens Medical Center

Site Qualification Requirements

1. Is the ultrasound machine used for fellowship training fully owned by the Emergency Department?

YES

2. Is the ultrasound machine used for fellowship training available 24 hours/7 days/week?

YES

Comments

Both units are always available to staff and faculty.

3. Does the ultrasound machine used for fellowship training have the necessary transducers to perform cardiac, transabdominal, endovaginal and superficial examinations?

NO

Comments

The PED does not have an endocavitary probe, but experience can be achieved at our affiliated adult ED.

4. Is hospital credentialing for emergency ultrasound (EUS) available?

YES

5. Do formal diagnostic EUS reports appear as a part of the patient medical record?

YES

Comments

When supervised by a certified staff member.

6. Does at least one other emergency medicine faculty member (aside from the fellowship director) have hospital credentials for emergency ultrasound at the primary facility for all of the applications listed?

YES

7. Is quality assurance (QA) review documented for all ultrasound examinations performed by the emergency ultrasound fellow(s)?

YES

Comments

Weekly QA sessions scheduled to review all educational studies.

8. Does the ED ultrasound director maintain a quality assurance log of all ultrasound examinations performed in the ED?

YES

9. Are the types of EUS examinations at minimum consistent with those described in the most recent ACEP ultrasound guidelines?

YES

Comments

With the unique needs that the pediatric population presents, the Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellow will fulfill ACEP guidelines for image acquisition, as well as pediatric specific applications.

10. Is the EUS faculty primarily responsible for EUS fellow education, with education outside the department kept to a minimum and only supplemental to fellow education?

YES

Comments

The Pediatric EUS fellow will also take part in rotations at Primary Site: Cohen Children\'s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY. Additional educational opportunities available at our affiliated US programs: North Shore University Hospital (NSUH) in Manhasset, NY, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJ) in New Hyde Park, NY