Maricopa 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

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

YES

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

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

Image QA through Q-Path.

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

YES

Comments

Images reviewed by ultrasound credentialed faculty.

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

YES

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

YES

Comments

16hrs/week average.

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

YES

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

YES

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

YES

14. 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