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Air Med J. 2019 Jul - Aug;38(4):285-288. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2019.03.018. Epub 2019 Apr 22.

Defining a Theory-Driven Ultrasound Curriculum for Prehospital Providers.

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1
United States Air Force Hospital Langley, Emergency Medicine, Langley Air Force Base, Hampton, VA.
2
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI. Electronic address: wpet@med.umich.edu.
3
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, MI.
4
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI.

Abstract

Advances in point-of-care ultrasound technology have allowed for the extension of emergency medicine ultrasound beyond the walls of the emergency department. Emergency medical system providers may benefit from the use of ultrasound. It has previously been shown that with a brief introductory course, novices can obtain and correctly interpret focused ultrasound examinations. The purpose of this study was to design a theory-driven point-of-care ultrasound curriculum to assess and develop ultrasound skill in prehospital providers. The resultant curriculum outlined in this paper encompasses a large array of skills that may be useful for different prehospital services to use to develop curriculum for their own needs.

PMID:
31248539
DOI:
10.1016/j.amj.2019.03.018

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