Beaumont Hospital

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

Our department maintains 4 Mindray M9s, 4 Sonosite X-Portes, and 3 Sonosite SIIs at all times for departmental use as well as a Sonosite iVIZ for fellow and faculty use.

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

Comments

Both fellowship trained and EM/PEM faculty are able to become ultrasound credentialed.

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

YES

Comments

Billed ultrasound scans are uploaded through PACS and viewed alongside other departmental imaging in Epic.

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

Along with directors

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

YES

Comments

QA of both educational and diagnostic ultrasound examinations is performed by ultrasound fellowship trained staff on a regular basis.

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?

YES

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

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