Emergency Ultrasound Section Forum
Training or Educational Scans
After reading the discussion above, I've decided that at our newly minted EM residency we will allow residents to perform "teaching" scans. As we are also a fairly ultrasound-light department that is just starting to use more ultrasound, there is a great chance that my learners on rotation won't have enough scans if they are waiting for patients that "need" them. I also echo what was said about incidental findings--I've definitely found a few important ones.
So, that said, does anyone have a template for patient discharge information for those patients that received a teaching scan? I don't see one on the documents section of the forum and I'd love to see what others are using.
Justin Stowens, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Crozer Hospital