Cook County - NorthShore Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Site Qualification Requirements

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

YES

Comments

We have ED designated equipment available around the clock, owned and maintained by the ED.

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

YES

Comments

Of course.

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

YES

Comments

Each machine has full assortment of probes

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

Yes; we are evolving full work flow integration.

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

Comments

Yes

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

YES

Comments

We have a rigorous review process providing critique and feedback on all images.

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

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

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

YES

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

NO

Comments

Fellow works clinically part time; remainder of time is spent on education/teaching, scanning, and projects.

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

YES

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

YES

Comments

The fellow has 3 dedicated scan shifts each week.

15. 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