Univ. of Ca., San Diego/Rady Children's Hospital (Peds US)

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

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

YES

Comments

Except for endocavitary probes

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

YES

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

YES

6. 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

7. Does the emergency ultrasound fellow work less than or equal to 20 clinical (direct patient care) hours/week?

YES

8. Is the EUS fellow a full-time equivalent faculty member at your institution?

YES

9. Is the EUS fellowship a minimum of 12 months?

YES

10. Does the EUS fellow perform a minimum of 5 scanning shifts/month, with direct supervision during scanning shifts especially early in the fellowship?

YES

11. Does a formal fellowship evaluation process exist with at least 3 meetings and an opportunity for the fellow and fellowship director to meet during the fellowship’s course?

YES