AEUS off-the-shelf Asynchronous Ultrasound Curriculum


With dynamic and rapid changes in the local clinical environment due to COVID-19, it may be necessary to alter a learner's scheduled ultrasound rotation quickly. Sometimes this is occurring during their scheduled rotation time. This document is designed to provide a quick-to-implement virtual ultrasound rotation for novice and beginner learners of point-of-care ultrasound.

Day 1: 

E-FAST, Knobology and Physics

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E-FAST by Dr. Beth Cadigan Vimeo Video

Ultrasound Physics and Machinery Vimeo Video

Pick five cases from http://sonodocgame.com/

Quiz on web-based content

Vimeo AEUS - EFAST Google Doc Form

Vimeo AEUS - Physics Google Doc Form

Reading

V1, Chapter 1

V1, Chapter 8

Literature

Language of Transducer Manipulation

QuizTransducer Manipulation Google Doc Form

Day 2:

Cardiac

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Echo Part I Vimeo Video

Echo Part II Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based content

Echo I Google Doc Form
Echo - Part II Google Doc Form

Reading

V1, Chapter 2

V2, Chapter 1

V2, Chapter 2

Literature

Reason trial:

Emergency department point-of-care ultrasound in out-of-hospital and in-ED cardiac arrest

Quiz on literature

ED POCUS in out of hospital cardiac arrest Google Doc Form

Day 3: 

Procedures

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Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Access Core Ultrasound Video

Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Cannulation Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based contentCentral venous cannulation Google Doc Form
Reading

V1, Chapter 9

V1, Chapter 13

LiteratureFlush Protocol:

Simplified Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Protocol to Confirm Central Venous Catheter Placement: A Prospective Study

QuizFLUSH Study Google Doc Form

Day 4:

Early Pregnancy

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Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Transvaginal Pelvic Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based content

Vimeo AEUS - Transabdominal OB Google Doc Form

Vimeo AEUS - Transvaginal US Google Doc Form
Reading

V1, Chapter 7

Literature

NEJM viability criteria:

Diagnostic Criteria for Nonviable Pregnancy Early in the First Trimester

Quiz on literatureDiagnostic Criteria for Nonviable Pregnancy Early in First Trimester Google Doc Form

Day 5:

Renal

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Renal Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based content

Vimeo Renal Google Doc Form

ReadingV1, Chapter 6
Literature

STONE PLUS: Evaluation of Emergency Department Patients With Suspected Renal Colic, Using a Clinical Prediction Tool Combined With Point-of-Care Limited Ultrasonography

NEJM randomized trial: 

Ultrasonography Versus Computed Tomography for Suspected Nephrolithiasis

QuizStone PLUS quiz: STONE PLUS Google Doc Form

Day 6:

Aorta

Web-based content

Aorta Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based contentVimeo Aorta Google Doc Form
ReadingV1, Chapter 3
Literature

Prospective Study of Accuracy and Outcome of Emergency Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Over Two Years

Day 7:

Soft Tissue/Ocular

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Ocular Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Cellulitis vs Abscess Core Ultrasound Video

Quiz on web-based contentVimeo Ocular Google Doc Form
Reading

V2, Chapter 10

V2, Chapter 16

Literature

US for diagnosis of abscess:

Point-of-care Ultrasound for Diagnosis of Abscess in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Quiz on literatureSoft Tissue US- Subramaniam Google Doc Form

Day 8:

Lung

Web-based content

Thoracic Ultrasound Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based contentVimeo Thoracic Google Doc Form
ReadingV1, Chapter 4
Literature

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography for Evaluation of Acute Dyspnea in the ED

QuizZanobetti Dyspnea Google Doc Form

Day 9:

Musculoskeletal

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Muscles & Tendons Vimeo Video

SHOULDER DISLOCATION 5 Min SONO Video

Quiz on web-based contentVimeo MSK Google Doc Form
Reading

V2, Chapter 11

V1, Chapters 14, 15, 16

Literature

US for femoral nerve block:

Regional Nerve Blocks For Hip and Femoral Neck Fractures in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Revie

Quiz on the literature

FLUSH Study Google Doc Form

Day 10:

Hepatobiliary

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Emergency Ultrasound of the Biliary Tract Vimeo Video

Quiz on web-based contentVimeo GB Google Doc Form
ReadingV1, Chapter 15
Literature

Emergency Physician-Performed Ultrasound to Diagnose Cholelithiasis: A Systematic Review