The American College of Emergency Physicians awarded its annual National Faculty Teaching award in Seattle this year during the Academic Affairs committee meeting.
Bret Nelson, Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division at Mount Sinai, was one of four faculty honored nationally.
Left to right: Federico E. Vaca, MD, MPH; Vicken Y. Totten, MD, MS, FACEP; Bret P. Nelson, MD, RDMS, FACEP; Yashwant Chathampally, MD, MS
According to ACEP,
The American College of Emergency Physicians sponsors a national faculty teaching and junior faculty teaching award to honor outstanding educators in emergency medicine. These awards are designed to support emergency medicine faculty in their efforts to achieve academic advancement, as well as support the continued academic development of the specialty. The awards recognize superior teaching activities including didactic lectures, clinical instruction, the development of innovative educational programs, as well as the endorsement by faculty, residents, and students.
The University of South Carolina once again hosted the incredible World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education in Columbia. Dean Richard Hoppmann hosted over 100 faculty and hundreds of attendees, with dozens of countries represented.
Mount Sinai emergency ultrasound director Bret Nelson gave a plenary talk on the use of ultrasound in remote environments, from the battlefield to the International Space Station.
Pediatric emergency medicine ultrasound director Jim Tsung led a well-attended course on pediatric ultrasound, along with Ee Tay.
Mount Sinai emergency ultrasound fellow Amy Sanghvi presented an abstract on a novel interdepartmental ultrasound education project. Obstetric and emergency medicine interns learned pelvic ultrasound through a combination of didactics, online tutorials, hands-on skill stations with live models and several types of simulators, then underwent an OSCE for competency assessment and completed an online interactive question bank.
There were far too many ultrasound visionaries to list them all here. Here we have Mike Mallin and Matt Dawson (of Ultrasound Podcast fame) and Vicki Noble (ultrasound director at MGH and thoracic ultrasound guru) making sure Bret’s seersucker was for real.
Check out the World Congress website for the final program, images and videos from the conference, and more!
We were proud to graduate three ultrasound fellows this year:
- Kim Poh Chan, our international fellow who will return to Singapore and head up a new ultrasound program
- Daniel Lakoff, who will co-direct the ultrasound program at Elmhurst Hospital, and
- Ee Tay, our first pediatric emergency ultrasound fellow, who will remain at Sinai
Left to right: Kim Poh Chan, Daniel Lakoff, Danny Duque, Bret Nelson, Amy Sanghvi, Ee Tay
The first annual Tri-State Ultrasound Fellow Conference kicked off today at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The first day of this two-day course focused on administrative issues in ultrasound, featuring nationally recognized speakers from all around the area.
Bret Nelson from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discussed faculty development, including:
- Creating a niche
- The educator portfolio
- Making connections
Here are a few references from the talk:
The AHRQ recently published an update to its landmark 2001 report, Making Health Care Safer: A Critical Analysis of Patient Safety Practices (AHRQ Evidence Report No. 43). This report advocated evidence-based practices such as root cause analysis, hand hygiene, ID bracelets for high risk patients, and time-outs prior to procedures.
The 2013 update analyzed 41 patient safety practices and identified 22 which were deemed ready for adoption. Ten were selected as “strongly encouraged” for adoption based on the strength and quality of evidence. Number nine on that list was “Use of real-time ultrasound for central line placement.”
A special supplement to the March issue of Annals of Internal Medicine features articles related to many of these patient safety strategies, and is available for free online.
Looking through the top ten list, most interventions are implemented at most major hospitals, and JCAHO surveyors track adherence to guidelines such as these. Now that ultrasound use has made the top ten in two iterations of these AHRQ safety practices, it may be more difficult to argue that lack of availability or proper training absolves providers of the need to provide this service.
This symposium is always worth the trip. See you there.
It’s been out awhile now, but if you haven’t seen it yet, take a look at Mike and Matt’s Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound. The ultrasound pocast guys have released this excellent overview of point of care ultrasound through the iTunes Store. This is certainly convenient as most of us have 3-12 iDevices on our person at any one time. Caveats are that this means that it is available only on an iPad using iBooks 2 or later, and ios 5 or later. Right now it is $29.99.
There is a lot of good content, but I think the best chapter in the book, is probably the RUSH chapter. :)