Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) is an integral part of patient care in the MUSC Emergency Department. Every resident will receive extensive education in all facets of EUS. Our Emergency Department currently has three Sonosite Turbo machines, all with a full complement of probes and wireless uploads to a Q-path workflow solution. A robust QA/QI system headed by Drs. Geoffrey Hayden and Brad Presley, both fellowship-trained in EUS, ensures the ongoing competence and quality of scanning in the ED.
The U/S curriculum involves a dedicated month during internship in which each resident spends an entire month acquiring the skills of diagnostic and procedural U/S. At least 150 scans are completed during this time. All modalities of EUS are covered: FAST, cardiac, aorta, biliary, renal, OB/Gyn, thoracic, ocular, DVT, skin and soft tissue, musculoskeletal, and procedural U/S.
In addition to the training period during internship, U/S electives are offered for PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents as well. Lectures dedicated to EUS occur throughout the year. Formal faculty and resident courses are offered on a quarterly basis. Weekly review sessions to discuss difficult or interesting cases are performed in concert with the rotating intern and/or resident.
The ultrasound program is headed by Geoffrey Hayden, MD, RDMS, and Brad Presley, MD. More information can be found on the EUS teaching website: http://www.emergencyultrasoundteaching.com.