Comparison of Clerkship Directors’ Expectations of Physical Examination Skills with Point-of-care Ultrasound Skills Using the RIME Framework

Valérie Desjardins, BSc; Paul Pageau, MD; Barbara Power, MD; Isabelle Burnier, MD, M.Ed; Carolina Souza, MD, PhD; Warren J. Cheung, MD, MMEd; Michael Y. Woo, MD – The expectations of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) in undergraduate clerkship at the University of Ottawa has not been described. We compared clerkship directors’ expectations of physical examination skills with PoCUS skills, before and after completing the clerkship rotation.

The Use of Thoracic Ultrasound to Predict Transudative and Exudative Pleural Effusion

Peter T. Evans MD; Robert S. Zhang MD; Yulei Cao MS; Sean Breslin MD; Nova Panebianco MD, MPH; Cameron M. Baston MD, MSCE; David M. DiBardino, MD – Pleural effusion is a common reason for hospital admission with thoracentesis often required to diagnose an underlying cause. This study aimed to determine if the imaging characteristics of TUS effectively differentiates between transudative and exudative pleural fluid.

Development and Evaluation of Resident-Championed Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum for Internal Medicine Residents

Leila Haghighat, MD; Hayley Israel, MD; Eric Jordan, MD; Ethan L. Bernstein, MD; Merilyn Varghese, MD; Benjamin M. Cherry, MD; Reinier Van Tonder, MD; Shyoko Honiden, MD; Rachel Liu, MD; Christopher Sankey, MD – Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a powerful clinical tool that has seen widespread adoption, including in Internal Medicine (IM), yet standardized curricula designed by trained faculty are scant. To address the demand for POCUS education at our institution, we created a resident-championed curriculum with support from skilled faculty across multiple specialties.

Lung Ultrasound to Monitor Disease Severity and Aid Prognostication in COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Retrospective Analysis of Serial Lung Ultrasound Assessments

Matthew Llewelyn Gibbins, MBChB DTMH FRCA FFICM; Quentin Otto, MA MB BChir DiMM; Paul Adrian Clarke, BM BSc MRCP FRCA FFICM; Stefan Gurney, MB BS MD (Res) FRCA FFICM – The aim of this retrospective analysis was to assess if serial lung ultrasound assessments in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia, including a novel simplified scoring system, correlate with PaO2:FiO2 ratio, as a marker of disease severity, and patient outcomes.

Development of a Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum for Anesthesia Residents in Brazil: It is Time to Act.

Fabio de Vasconcelos Papa, TSA/FASE, MSsCH; Luiz Guilherme Villares da Costa, MD, PhD – Although the use of cardiac point-of-care ultrasound in anesthesia is well established, with strong evidence supporting its benefit while managing hemodynamically unstable patients during the perioperative period, there is a lack of standardized curriculums incorporating this diagnostic modality as part of the anesthesia residency training.