Ultrasound

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A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

Background: Procedures are often an integral component of a patient’s care plan. Delays in procedures may lead to increased length of stay and decreased quality of care. For instance, prompt paracenteses in hospitalized patients with [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A HOSPITALIST-RUN PROCEDURE SERVICE AS A TOOL FOR TRANSISTIONS OF CARE

BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER WHEN OBTAINING VENOUS ACCESS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

Background: Venous access is commonly required in hospitalized patients for the administration of intravenous fluids and medications and blood products. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and central venous catheters (CVCs) are required for the administration [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:05:08+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Patient Safety, Research|Comments Off on BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER WHEN OBTAINING VENOUS ACCESS IN HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS

FOCUSED POCUS: HOW CAN WE TEACH ULTRASOUND IN INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY?

Background: Diagnostic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an ACGME requirement in emergency medicine and critical care training programs. Though many POCUS applications are equally relevant to internal medicine (IM), there are no formal guidelines for IM [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:18:10+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on FOCUSED POCUS: HOW CAN WE TEACH ULTRASOUND IN INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY?

IMAGE INTERPRETATION SKILLS AND ATTITUDES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS TOWARDS POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND: DOES MEDICAL SCHOOL TRAINING MATTER?

Background: The role of point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) as a useful bedside tool for hospitalists is growing. Few studies examined residents’ attitude towards POCUS or compared POCUS image interpretation skills between residents with and without POCUS training [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:25+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on IMAGE INTERPRETATION SKILLS AND ATTITUDES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS TOWARDS POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND: DOES MEDICAL SCHOOL TRAINING MATTER?

POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND DEFUSES A TICKING TIME BOMB: EARLY BEDSIDE EVALUATION OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

Case Presentation: A 30 year-old female presented postpartum day 1 following a normal vaginal delivery from an outside hospital after chest CT angiography (CTA) identified a 2.5 cm pericardial effusion. Review of systems was positive [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:38:40+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Adult, Clinical Vignettes, Hospital Medicine 2019|Comments Off on POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND DEFUSES A TICKING TIME BOMB: EARLY BEDSIDE EVALUATION OF INFECTIVE ENDOCARDITIS

SIMULATION-BASED MASTERY LEARNING IMPROVES LUMBAR PUNCTURE BUT NOT PARACENTESIS PERFORMANCE

Background: Lumbar puncture and paracentesis are core competencies in internal medicine, but residents frequently report discomfort performing these procedures unsupervised. Simulation-based training (SBT) has previously been shown to improve resident performance of lumbar punctures on [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:11:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Education, Hospital Medicine 2018, Research|Comments Off on SIMULATION-BASED MASTERY LEARNING IMPROVES LUMBAR PUNCTURE BUT NOT PARACENTESIS PERFORMANCE

SOUNDS GREAT! DESIGNING A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT POCUS WORKSHOP SERIES FOR BUSY CLINICIANS

Background: The accelerating integration of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) training into UME and GME curricula puts academic faculty untrained in POCUS at a disadvantage. Educating providers in POCUS during the clinical day is challenging. [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:51+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on SOUNDS GREAT! DESIGNING A FACULTY DEVELOPMENT POCUS WORKSHOP SERIES FOR BUSY CLINICIANS

TAKE MY PICTURE, PLEASE! DOES ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE REDUCE COMPLICATIONS IN INPATIENT PARACENTESIS?

Background: Ultrasound-guidance has become the standard for bedside procedures in the emergency and inpatient settings due to its perceived impact on first attempt success and complications. Prior literature on paracentesis notes a 10% rate of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T12:58:29+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Outcomes Research, Research|Comments Off on TAKE MY PICTURE, PLEASE! DOES ULTRASOUND GUIDANCE REDUCE COMPLICATIONS IN INPATIENT PARACENTESIS?

TEACH THE TEACHER MODEL: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITHIN A LARGE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

Background: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an increasingly valuable tool in Internal Medicine. With the proper training, POCUS can provide insight into diagnostic dilemmas, resulting in expedited management and enhancing patient care. However, the ability [...]

By | 2019-03-18T13:20:09+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Finalist Posters - Innovations, Hospital Medicine 2019, Innovations|Comments Off on TEACH THE TEACHER MODEL: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A POINT OF CARE ULTRASOUND CURRICULUM WITHIN A LARGE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION

THE POCUS SUPERVISION SAFETY GAP: ATTENDING PHYSICIAN KNOWLEDGE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND LAGS BEHIND THAT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS

Background: Point-of-Care-Ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly recognized as a useful diagnostic tool in hospital medicine. US-based resident physicians are increasingly trained in the use of POCUS, but education and training for hospitalist attendings may lag behind [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:17:17+00:00 March 11th, 2019|Education, Hospital Medicine 2019, Research|Comments Off on THE POCUS SUPERVISION SAFETY GAP: ATTENDING PHYSICIAN KNOWLEDGE IN POINT-OF-CARE ULTRASOUND LAGS BEHIND THAT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENTS