Program Ultrasound Project
Kaweah Health, Department of Emergency Medicine
Fellows have the ability to participate in Vituity partnership meetings that have a national wide target audience. For example, last year's fellow led a webinar on the use of POCUS in critical care for patients presenting with dyspnea.
Compliant with SCUF requirements
No outside courses are required. Ultrasound fellows have the opportunity to attend them, however, to supplement their training.
Fellows, at their discretion, can develop these with any department, e.g. intensivists, to supplement their training.
Kaweah Delta was the recipient of a 2019 Vituity Innovation Grant to support the use the Butterfly iQ hand held units in the emergency department.
This majority of this grant remains and can be used to help develop a comprehensive, regional US program involving nearby Vituity sites. These surrounding sites are now staffed in a high percentage by Kaweah Delta EM residency graduates who, while facile in POCUS, lack the comprehensive package of US machines and middleware.
Fellows will have the opportunity to develop this regional network.