Brown University (Pediatric Ultrasound)

Site Qualification Requirements

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES

4. 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

5. 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

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

YES

Comments

The endocavitary probe is available for use in the Adult ED only.

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES

12. 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

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES